Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Authors: One Month Left to Submit to TQF Unsplatterpunk Anthology
We’re looking for writers with the most demented imaginations to be part of the first anthology in the festering subgenre of unsplatterpunk. However, you only have one month: the submission window closes on August 31.
NB: TQF is a non-paying hobby zine, so if writing fiction is your job, this isn’t the project for you; this is for the dilettantes, the hobbyists, the Saturday afternoon softball players and Sunday morning footballers.
Check out the submission guidelines, then get your head into the gutter and start writing. Just remember the one thing that distinguishes an unsplatterpunk story from a splatterpunk story: a positive message.
Plot, character, setting… they’re all important, but they’re all peripheral to gore and violence. And the message. Don’t forget the message!
So write something that would make readers of pop fiction cringe… something that would make the sword and sorcery geeks gag and the sci-fi nerds squirm.
Not gore for gore’s sake, but gore for goodness’ sake. See guidelines here.