Every once in a while, one encounters a literary work or film so controversial, gruesome, and over the top that one asks one’s self, Why am I reading/ watching this? That’s the type of story that unsplatterpunk embraces, with one caveat: the story also has to have a morally uplifting message.
The submission window for the fourth unsplatterpunk anthology, cleverly named UNSPLATTERPUNK! 4, closes on October 31, 2020. We’ve already selected several stories whose contents range from the grisly side of Irish and Mexican legends to objects getting crammed into or forced out of uncomfortable places. Good news: we have several openings – in the anthology, we mean – for stories (10,000 words max) that teach readers something positive while also making them cringe, gag, and tense up. We’re also looking for cover art submissions that capture unsplatterpunk themes.
Imagine a horror fanatic who’s jaded by vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghosts. He’s seen every forensic science/serial killer show and every movie in which teens get systematically slaughtered. How can you get this guy’s attention? Give him something more vile and transgressive than he’s ever experienced? Incorporate a positive message?
|Lots of nutritious morsels amid the abhorrence of the first three UNSPLATTERPUNK! volumes.|
This is a non-professional market – we strive to be as unprofessional as possible. Therefore, no payment on this anthology. We will, however, help get the kinks out of your story and promote it fanatically.
You have one month to dig up your worst and help us change the world. Get going. See full call for submissions.