Submissions

Colp is our 'anything goes' anthology collection.

Expect to see a little bit of this and a little bit of that within each issue, so feel free to submit stories from any genre.

Current theme: BLACK & GREY

All of us here at GST like tattoos; we have many. There is something about the process, the pain, the permanency that appeals to us (and many others I'm sure).

For this collection, we would like your stories to do with tattoos or tattooing. Does your main character have them? Are they a tattooist? Is there something about a particular tattoo that is so unusual, special or strange that it just must be written about?

Colp is for everyone and therefore we are willing to read stories that fall into any genre. So, no matter whether your story is a horror, adventure, romance, sci-fi or historical fiction piece, please send it on through. Be original. We also encourage new and unpublished writers to take the leap and get in touch.

Please ensure that you read through the general guidelines below and format your submission accordingly. If you have any specific questions please contact us using the form on the home page or via the listed social media accounts.

To help make sure that your submission gets to the correct place, please include the following in the subject line of your email: Colp - B&G - Story Title

  • Word count: 1000 - 2500 words 
  • Deadline: January 11 2020
  • Payment AU$5.00

Thuggish Itch is our horror and sci-fi anthology collection.

This is the place to submit your horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction stories. 

Current theme: CLOSE THE GATE

There's something about a locked gate that just screams horror. The two ends of a thick metal chain linked by a strong and sturdy padlock. The signs warning passers by to keep out, stay clear, or that their presence is being watched by the nearby security camera. Is the gate locked to keep something in? Or to keep something even worse out?

For this collection, we would like you to send us stories in which a locked (or unlocked) gate is a major plot point. Are your characters trying to get in? Are they trying to get out? Are they the gate themselves or just those that control its usage?

Thuggish Itch is our horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction collection. Please make sure that your story falls within one of these genres. Be original. We also encourage new and unpublished writers to take the leap and get in touch.

Please ensure that you read through the general guidelines below and format your submission accordingly. If you have any specific questions please contact us using the form on the home page or via the listed social media accounts.

To help make sure that your submission gets to the correct place, please include the following in the subject line of your email: Thuggish Itch - Close the Gate - Story Title.

  • Word count: 1000 - 4500 words
  • Deadline: December 20 2019
  • Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words

General guidelines:

  • Please no extremeerotica or stories that feature excessive violence or vulgarity (unless otherwise specified).
  • All stories should be formatted appropriately. Please see here for more details.
  • Ensure that your name, address, and email contact and word count are at the top of your manuscript.
  • Double check your spelling and grammar before sending your work through.
  • Please submit all stories in .doc, .docx or .rtf formats.
  • International submissions are accepted.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Multiple submissions are encouraged.
  • Where possible, we will provide feedback on request.
  • No reprints.
  • Please send all submissions to submissions@gypsumsoundtales.com

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