Cover Art Reveal for ‘Entombed in Verse’

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We are pleased to announce the cover art for the very first FunDead Publications poetry anthology, Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem! This forthcoming anthology features poems written by authors both local and distant. The collection revolves around the subject of Salem history, legend, and myth. You’ll read about Giles Corey and glimpse moments within the Witch Trials era, but you’ll also read about Harmony Grove Cemetery, the Great Salem Fire, and even experience a harrowing ride on the elevator at the Hawthorne Hotel. Continue reading

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*NEW* Halloween Night in Salem Short Story Submissions

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13902676_1143410472382941_4244725564839305755_nWe are seeking short stories for a new anthology slated for fall of 2017 (roughly early September for release, official title TBA). This will be a sister anthology to our first release, Shadows in Salem, that came out in September of 2016. We want this collection to share the theme of Salem, MA ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT through the years. Set your story in 1955, set your story in 1999, that is up to you, but it must be dark, gothic, or horror related! We will post years that are submitted as they arrive in our e-mail so you can keep track and so we don’t have twenty stories set on Halloween night in 1626. We are from Salem, so we know the area well, as do our local readers, so please take that into consideration in your research! Some witches are okay, but please remember that there is so much more to this city than the witch history! We are hoping to select one story per decade for variety, but we do not expect to fill *every* decade between the founding of Salem (1626) and today. Our anthologies generally end up at around twenty stories, so keep in mind, you don’t have to limit yourself to the last 100 years.
  • Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com for consideration with “Halloween Salem Submission AND THE YEAR YOUR STORY IS SET as the subject line, for example, “Halloween Salem Submission: 1922“, but please read our guidelines below!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit by: June 11th, 2017  June 30th, 2017 Word Count: 1,000-6,000
  • Content Requirements: Your story must 14523174_1193628297361158_5059588828413983419_ntake place in Salem, MA on Halloween (10/31). The time-period and content is your choice, but DO be unique and DO make it SPOOKY! We will continue posting a running list of the years/decades that have already been submitted to ensure you have a chance to pick a year that has not been submitted already. Of course, we are looking for the best, so if there are many submissions set in 1977, we’ll try to choose the best of them. Yes, Salem is ‘The Witch City’, so you can utilize this in your writing, but please be unique if you choose this subject matter!
  • List of Years we’ve already received submissions for: PLEASE SEE THIS POST ON OUR SUBMISSIONS PAGE FOR THE LIST.

 

  • Payment: Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $10 upon printing, paid via PayPal, and a print copy of the book. Writers may also choose to accept their payment in the form of extra copies of the anthology. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time, besides our excellent social media promotion and beyond (we post daily, often, and spotlight our writers regularly). If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology!
  • Format: Format should be in standard manuscript format and submitted as .doc,
    .docx. Unfortunately, we cannot accept reprints at this time. Please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself along with your submission.
  • Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks (or more) before you receive a response from FunDead Publications, we often wait until after the close date to send acceptance e-mails to ensure we select the best content for our readers. Our submission load is often fluctuating, but we read and respond as quickly as we can. If it is a simultaneous submission, please let us know.
  • Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.14925382_1219193854804602_7705233375313980042_n

Now Accepting Freaky Flash Fiction Submissions

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Please include your name, address, and phone number, as well as website information to be linked.  Make the subject line “FunDead Flash Fiction Submission”. We prefer all submissions to be sent in .doc or .docx, and traditionally formatted.

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*Temporarily Suspended* Now Accepting Blog Submissions- Horror & Gothic Short Stories

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We are delighted and astounded and overwhelmed by the number of blog submissions we receive on a daily basis. Due to the volume, we have decided to temporarily suspend submissions while we play catch up on the current overload. We expect we will be re-opening Blog Horror & Gothic Short Story submissions sometime in May. In the mean time, please hold onto your pieces, or consider writing something for our Flash Fiction call!

All BLOG submissions must be sent to DearFunDead@gmail.com to be considered for publication on FunDeadPublications.com.  Please include your name, address, and phone number, as well as website and social media information to be linked.  Make the subject line “FunDead Blog Submission”. We prefer all submissions to be sent in .doc or .docx, and traditionally formatted.

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*EXTENDED* Now Accepting Salem Poetry Submissions

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Now Accepting Poems About Salem, MA

‘Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem’

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FunDead Publications is now accepting poetry submissions about Salem,MA, or poems SET IN Salem, MA.  Close date is April 30th, 2017 May 31, 2017, at midnight.  While we enjoy many forms of poetry, we are specifically looking for classic styles, especially poems that tell a story, history, lore, or folk tale revolving around our home city of Salem.  We welcome poems about witch culture in Salem, but we’d also love story poems about the spice trade, pirates, or literary history.  We’d also love poems about the cemeteries, or or other spooky locations in Salem.   Remember, we are a horror publisher, so the darker the better!  Think: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ANY POEM by Edgar Allen Poe, Rain on a Grave by Thomas Hardy, A Reminiscence by Anne Brontë. While poetry does not have to rhyme, we do enjoy when it does, but it is not a requirement for this anthology. Continue reading

Shadows in Salem Book Trailer

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the first FunDead Publications anthology, Shadows in Salem, will be released on September 6, 2016!  Each piece is a work of fiction set in our hometown, Salem, Ma, aka The Witch City. The collection features twenty writers from all over, a whopping seven of them local, being either from Salem, or very nearby.  We will be posting short bios and links about the writers on our Facebook page over the next few weeks.

To drum up some excitement, we’ve created a spooky trailer for your viewing enjoyment.  Take a look below and mark your calendar!  Shadows in Salem will be available in print on 9/6/16, local retailers TBA.  Print copies will be sold online through Amazon.com, as well.  We will also have eBook version available for Kindle and Nook.  Special release events are in the works and will be announced as soon as the information becomes available.

About Shadows in Salem:

“For anyone who knows the history, Salem, Massachusetts has more than a few stories to tell. Travel to the Witch City within the pages of these collected short stories, and know the captivating nature of one of the oldest towns in America.

Feel the summer breeze at Salem Willows and smell the scent of mulled cider drifting down Derby Street. See the wharf from a birds-eye-view, feel your toes in the sand while the sun sets over Dead Horse Beach, and find the secrets that reside in the very cracks of three-hundred-year-old tombstones in the Old Burying Ground. Spend a night among ghosts and witches and know the magic of Salem, where myth and legend collide with truth. Do beware, dear friends, for the Witch City has a dark side, and there is more to those legends than what you might read in the pages of a dusty old book. Remember to look over your shoulder, for you never know what shadows follow you down that dimly lit corridor.”

To be considered for any of our upcoming anthologies, please check our Submissions tab.

SUBMISSIONS

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*CLOSED* Dark New Orleans Short Story Submission Request *CLOSED*

Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com for consideration with “Night in New Orleans” as the subject line, but please read our guidelines below!

Submission Guidelines:

Submit by October 15, 2016 November 25, 2016, with a rough release date of April 2017

Word Count: 1,000-6,000

Content Requirements: Your story must take place in New Orleans. The time-period and content is your choice, but DO be unique and DO make it SPOOKY!

Payment: Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $10 upon printing. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time besides a little social media promotion and beyond. If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology! Anyone wishing for extra copies to distribute to family and friends (or to sell on their own) will pay the flat, wholesale price plus shipping.

Format: Format should be in standard manuscript format and submitted as .doc, .docx, or PDF. Unfortunately, we cannot accept reprints at this time. Please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself along with your submission.

Response Time: Please be aware that it may be eight weeks or more before you receive a response from FunDead Publications, due to the number of submissions we receive.

Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

 

 

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Dark Poetry Anthology

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FunDead Publications is currently accepting submissions for a forthcoming poetry anthology, Death Poetic.  The theme is, obviously, death!  All submissions must be on the subject of death or dying.  We are looking for well-written, lyrical pieces.  While we welcome all types of poems, we do specifically like rhyming poems for this particular anthology, think The Highwayman or Annabel Lee.  We are going for a theme, classical in nature that is more focused in the beauty of the end of life.

Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com for consideration with “Death Poetic Submission” as the subject line, but please read our guidelines below!

Content Requirements:  Poems must revolve around the subject of death or dying.  While we do prefer rhyming poetry for this particular anthology, all forms of poetry will be considered.  We’d like to try to keep pieces below 1500 words each, so please keep this in mind as you write.

Required Information:  Please include your first and last name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address on your submission.  When sending us your poem, please include information about yourself and your writing/publishing history in the body of the e-mail, as well as any other relevant information.

Payment:  Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $5 upon printing. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time besides a little social media promotion and beyond. If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology! Anyone wishing for extra copies to distribute to family and friends (or to sell on their own) will pay the flat, wholesale price plus shipping.

Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks before you receive a response from FunDead Publications.

Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

FAMILY FRIENDLY Halloween Poetry

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*CANCELLED* FunDead Publications is now accepting family friendly Halloween Poetry submissions for a forthcoming untitled anthology.  The title and end submissions date is TBA.  We will accept any Halloween related poetry in traditional or free verse.

Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com for consideration with “Halloween Poetry Submission” as the subject line, but please read our guidelines below!

Content Requirements:  Poems must revolve around the subject of Halloween or Hallow’s Eve or Sawain.  All forms of poetry, traditional or free verse will be considered for print.  We’d like to try to keep pieces below 1000 words each, so please keep this in mind as you write.

Required Information:  Please include your first and last name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address on your submission.  When sending us your poem, please include information about yourself and your writing/publishing history in the body of the e-mail, as well as any other relevant information.

Payment:  Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $5 upon printing. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time besides a little social media promotion and beyond. If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology! Anyone wishing for extra copies to distribute to family and friends (or to sell on their own) will pay the flat, wholesale price plus shipping.

Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks before you receive a response from FunDead Publications.

Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

*CLOSED* Shadows In Salem Short Story Anthology *CLOSED*

Chestnut Street, Salem, MA in 1906

Chestnut Street, Salem, MA in 1906


 

Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com for consideration with “Shadows In Salem Submission” as the subject line, but please read our guidelines below!

Submission Guidelines:

Submit by March 15, 2016 with a rough release date of September 2016

Word Count: 1,000-6,000

Content Requirements: Your story must take place in Salem, MA. The time-period and content is your choice, but DO be unique and DO make it SPOOKY!

Payment: Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $10 upon printing. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time besides a little social media promotion and beyond. If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology! Anyone wishing for extra copies to distribute to family and friends (or to sell on their own) will pay the flat, wholesale price plus shipping.

Format: Format should be in standard manuscript format and submitted as .doc, .docx, or PDF. Unfortunately, we cannot accept reprints at this time. Please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself along with your submission.

Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks before you receive a response from FunDead Publications.

Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

An Old Lithograph of Salem, MA