People scream when they're afraid. They scream when they are in the heat of battle. They scream in the wake of victory.
This is a place to scream our pain, fears, worry, frustrations, nightmares and dreams. - Co-editor V. Castro.
Latinx Screams is looking for stories by Latinx and AfroLatinx writers with protagonists facing overwhelming fears and rising to fight horrifying foes. Some will thrive, some with survive, and some will die. Give us your vanquished, and your victors.
The project will be co-edited by V. Castro and Brian Lindenmuth.
Horror is the parent genre; speculative fiction horror, sci-fi horror, or pure horror, including real-world horror, will all be considered. Whether your horror story takes place on a spaceship, in an alternate dimension, or in the real world, it qualifies.
Payment: $0.05 U.S. per word for previously unpublished stories
Story length: Stories up to 3,500 are preferred, but stories up to 5,000 words in length will be considered.
Submission deadline: September 25, 2019
Multiple submissions are accepted. Each writer may submit up to 3 stories for consideration. This applies to all stories by the same person, whether they use a pseudonym for some of them or not.
While we would prefer a short exclusive window of consideration, simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please indicate your submission is a simultaneous submission in the email.
Reprints may be considered; payment rate to be determined. Please indicate it is a reprint in your email.
Please include your story as an attached word doc and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (We do not review PDF documents or RTF documents. Please send .doc or .docx only.)
Your email should have the name of the project and story in the subject line. For example: Latinx Screams: My Story's Title
Your email should include your bio (up to 100 words written in third person) and an author photo.
Do not include a query letter for your story. We do ask that you note if the submission is a reprint, advise us of the total word count of the story, and let us know if this is a simultaneous submission.
V. Castro is a Mexican American author from San Antonio, TX now residing in London, UK. Her works include: Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers and The Erotic Modern Life of Malinalli The Vampire. She is a contributor to Ginger Nuts of Horror, Burial Ground and Ladies of Horror Fiction.
Brian Lindenmuth is Bronzeville's associate publisher, in charge of sales and distribution, strategy development, and product development. He has been writing about crime fiction since 2006. He started off as the mystery/crime fiction editor for Mystery Book Spot and was the longtime non-fiction editor of Spinetingler Magazine. Additionally, his work has appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Heliotrope Magazine, BSC Review, Mulholland Books website, and Galley Cat.