Book three in our 'Things in the Well' series will be called
"Behind the Mask - Tales from the Id" and is expected for release early 2018.
Callout for Submissions
The lead story for Masks is 'Sex, Death and Starshine' by Clive Barker, so we've set the bar high.
Deadline: November 30th, 2017
Expected word count: between 6,000 and 10,000 but we'll jiggle it if the story warrants it.
Submissions: Email [email protected] with synopsis, or send a draft.
Format: Use simple formatting (we can easily reformat) but use "double-quotes" for speech.
Physical or otherwise, masks are used to protect us from ourselves, or prevent our detection by others. We hide behind them, gain strength and courage from them, deflect others'
judgement with them, and so on.
theme is quite open so long as it's memorable, dark, frightening (psychological
or supernatural horror preferred,) and a mask of some sort must be central to
the story. We're not interested in torture-porn, gore-for-gore sake, or stories
that are supportive of bigotry of any kind, or present abuse or self-harm in a
positive way. We're
thinking theatrical masks; clowns - for example Jimmy Stewart's character
Buttons in 'The Greatest Show on Earth;' cosmetic surgery (consensual or
otherwise, but please no body horror or torture porn without a great story that
justifies it; face make-up, whether that is to hide behind, or for
transformation such as gender-identification; roleplay; acting; Jeckyll and
Hyde scenarios; it could extend to concealment by religious or traditional