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Besser Books Anthologies – Open Calls

Title: For One Roll

  • The stories for this anthology should be the toilet paper equivalent of what would you do for a Klondike Bar, but what would you do for a roll of toilet paper in a world where TP is scarce. Think someone who has a grandma that is embarrassed about having diarrhea and they love her so much they would do anything to get her some TP. Or someone who is tired of smelling bad or has a rash from TP alternatives, etc. Be creative. Be hilarious, but get freaky with some horror too.
  • All stories should have elements of satire (humor) and horror.
  • All stories should have a beginning, middle, and end. Not just a scene and end.
  • Stories should not be political. There can be elements of politics, but should be light in that regard. Your story should not be a political rant disguised as a story.
  • Your story does not have to be about or contain the COVID-19 virus and circumstances, but it can if you so desire.
  • Stories should be 5K+ words (but payment will be the same regardless of word count). No stories under 5K will be accepted.

Payment: $5 per accepted story paid via PayPal and one Mobi copy of the ebook anthology (payment after signed contract is received and Mobi upon publication).

No reprints.

Amazon Ebook (only) will be published by Besser Books (Besser Books & Services, LLC) and edited by Rebecca Besser.

Cover has been commissioned from Arc Book Cover Design.

 

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Title: Isolation: Stay At Home

  • The stories for this anthology should be based around someone who is forced to stay home (for work or any other reason) and some aspect of staying home drives them nuts until they snap. Think dad who is forced to work from home when his employer restructures and his wife’s cat barfs all over his keyboard during a video conference with his top client. Or someone stuck at home having to listen to their child’s favorite CD or movie over, and over, and over. Be creative. Be hilarious, but get freaky with some horror too.
  • All stories should have elements of satire (humor) and horror.
  • All stories should have a beginning, middle, and end. Not just a scene and end.
  • Stories should not be political. There can be elements of politics, but should be light in that regard. Your story should not be a political rant disguised as a story.
  • Your story does not have to be about or contain the COVID-19 virus and circumstances, but it can if you so desire.
  • Stories should be 5K+ words (but payment will be the same regardless of word count). No stories under 5K will be accepted.

Payment: $5 per accepted story paid via PayPal and one Mobi copy of the ebook anthology (payment after signed contract is received and Mobi upon publication).

No reprints.

Amazon Ebook (only) will be published by Besser Books (Besser Books & Services, LLC) and edited by Rebecca Besser.

Cover has been commissioned from Arc Book Cover Design.

 

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Submission:

  • Email submissions only to submissions @ rebeccabesser.com (without the spaces around @) Questions can be sent to the same address with Anthology Question in the subject line.
  • The title of the anthology you are submitting to and your last name should appear in the subject line of your email.
  • Your bio should appear in the body of your email below your cover letter. (The bio provided will be used in the anthology if your story should be accepted.)
  • Only one story per author, per anthology. You must send each submission in a separate email.
  • Your story should be submitted in Word doc or docx (attached) in standard manuscript format. (Don’t know what that is? Look it up.)
  • You should use Times New Roman 12pt font.
  • If you want something in Italics, make it so in the document.
  • Do not use bold or underline text, or any other fancy formatting.
  • Submissions are open from when these guidelines go live, until each anthology is full.

 

*ANY STORY/SUBMISSION THAT DOES NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OUTLINED ABOVE WILL BE DELETED UNREAD AND WITHOUT NOTICE.

Halloween Blitz – Nurse Blood by Rebecca Besser

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Nurse Blood

by

Rebecca Besser

 

Sonya Garret roams the bar scene hoping to steal the heart of an unsuspecting victim—literally…

Sonya, better known as Nurse Blood, is part of a team of lethal organ harvesters who seek out the weak to seduce, kill, and part out for profit on the black market. When Sonya meets Daniel McCoy, a young man recovering from a broken engagement, he’s just another kill to line her pockets with quick cash.

Agent David McCoy vows to find out how and why his twin brother Daniel disappeared…

Daniel’s body hasn’t been found, and the leads are slim to none, but it won’t stop David from dedicating his life to solving his brother’s case. When the evidence finally uncovers the shocking truth that Daniel’s disappearance is linked to organ harvesters, David knows his brother is most likely dead. But he’s determined to stop the villains’ killing spree before they strike again.

One last harvest is all Sonya and her team need to put their murderous past behind them…

A family with the rarest blood type in the world is the only thing standing between Sonya and retirement. David McCoy and the FBI are hot on their trail, though, and multiple targets make this the most complicated harvest yet. Will David unravel Sonya’s wicked plans in time to avenge his brother and save an innocent family? Or will Sonya cash in her final kill and escape for good?

Murder for profit stops for no man when you’re Nurse Blood.

 

Author Rebecca Bessers

Rebecca Besser is a horror/thriller author who resides in Ohio with her wonderful husband and amazing son. They’ve come to accept her quirks as normal while she writes anything and everything that makes her inner demons squeal with delight. She’s best known for her work in adult horror, but has been published in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of age groups and genres. She’s entirely too cute to be scary in person, so she turns to the page to instill fear into the hearts of the masses.

 

Copyright © Rebecca Besser 2019

Halloween Blitz – Autumn Shades: An Ode To The Season by John Grover

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Autumn Shades: An Ode To The Season

8 Flash fiction stories and poems capture the spirit and author’s love of the season.

Come on a magical journey with John Grover as he weaves all original tales set on or around Halloween. It’s a landscape of jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, goblins, and crisp autumn nights. From pumpkin patches to haunted houses, step into a world that is forever Halloween. The spookiest time of year!

On sale for $0.99 from October 25th-October 31st, 2019!

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0BZ2QF

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Shades-Season-John-Grover/dp/1975631978

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/autumn-shades-john-grover/1124771642?ean=2940157072834

 

John Grover is a fiction author residing in Massachusetts. He completed a creative writing course at Boston’s Fisher College and is a member of the New England Horror Writers Association.

Some of his more recent credits include stories in The Heart of a Devil Anthology by Fantasia Divinity, The Ancient Ones II Anthology by Deadman’s Tome, Best New Zombie Tales by Books of the Dead Press, and The Epitaphs Anthology by The New England Horror Writers.

He is the author the new Grimdark Fantasy series Knightshade and several collections, including his best of collection: Best of Shadow Tales—featuring reprinted works. Please visit his website www.shadowtales.com or his facebook page ((https://www.facebook.com/johngroverdarkfictionauthor) for more information.

 

Copyright © John Grover 2019

Halloween Blitz – Every Foul Spirit by William Gorman

Now available!

Ebook – $2.99

Paperback – $9.99

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Every Foul Spirit

by

William Gorman

 

So . . . what am I told?

A familiar small town. A wrathful, metamorphic killer with supernatural abilities. A young girl whose time has come—angel of life, and death—is the only one who can stop his unspeakable deeds.

Katie Franklin has turned twenty-one at last, and been released from the Ransom Sanitarium. And hell has been released with her. Now it’s back to the Val, where monsters are real . . .

Something evil is stalking the shadows of Blackwater Val, and it wants lifeblood and flesh. What she finds waiting in the unhallowed darkness there will forever haunt her—and you. Return with her if you dare. To see the dead children. Feel their torment. To face the old terror.

 

Author William Gorman

 I grew up listening to macabre stories and dark yarns from my grandfather, a magician and former ‘mentalist’ during the last great, fading days of vaudeville, told to me in porch shadows on warm Illinois summer eves. My first book, the best-selling GHOST WHISPERS, was published in 2005 and spawned the immensely popular Haunted Rockford tours and cemetery walks now operating in my hometown. In 2016 my debut novel, a supernatural thriller titled BLACKWATER VAL, was released by award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. A collection of short fiction and more books featuring murder, suspense, and the vengeful dead will soon follow. The magician may be gone, but the stories remain.

In my spare time I hang around with German shepherds and listen to classic rock & roll. Sometimes I search for old bookshops or magic museums and I linger there, waiting for Neil Gaiman to materialize from out of the dust.

 

Copyright © William Gorman 2019

Halloween Blitz – Undead Drive-Thru Kindle Sale

From now until the end of October 2019, Undead Drive-Thru by Rebecca Besser will be on sale for $0.99 on Kindle!

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Undead Drive-Thru

by

Rebecca Besser

 

When Kyndra, Colleen, and Jose apply for jobs at a diner that has seen better days and is undergoing renovations, they have no idea what they’re in for.

Aunt-B and John have a horrible secret, and when it’s unleashed on the unsuspecting employees of the diner, things get . . . complicated.

Bloodthirsty and dangerous, a zombie awaits the opportunity to feast on them all.

Who will be served first? Can any of them make it out of the Undead Drive-Thru alive?

*****

“A gloriously crazy, blood-soaked ride, Undead Drive-Thru is a gore-soaked slice of pure schlock horror. Eat or be eaten!”

– David Moody, Author of the Hater and Autumn series

*****

“Rebecca Besser’s Undead Drive-Thru is pure joy. Funny, character-driven, and deliciously scary with just the right amount of gore, this one is a favorite of mine.”

– Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Plague of the Undead and Dead World Resurrection

*****

“Undead Drive-Thru is a gory, bloody must read–sure to be a favorite of horror fans! Rebecca Besser is an author to keep your eye on. Great characters and killer story. What more could you ask for?”

– Kevin MacDonald, Award-winning director of the horror films BEG and The Witching Hour

Author Rebecca Besser

Rebecca Besser is a horror/thriller author who resides in Ohio with her wonderful husband and amazing son. They’ve come to accept her quirks as normal while she writes anything and everything that makes her inner demons squeal with delight. She’s best known for her work in adult horror, but has been published in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of age groups and genres. She’s entirely too cute to be scary in person, so she turns to the page to instill fear into the hearts of the masses.

 

Copyright © Rebecca Besser

Halloween Blitz – Anything But Zombies!

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Anything But Zombies

Edited by

Gerald Rice

 

For decades we’ve had vampires, werewolves, Jason, Freddy, and Michael. And now zombies have gone all Hollywood.

Out of a need to figure out what is the next classic monster, publisher and lifelong horror enthusiast Gerald Dean Rice has assembled this fresh and downright disturbing collection of short stories featuring some of the most clever and imaginative horror writers of the day including Tim Curran, Jeff Strand, Armand Rosamilia, Rebecca Besser, MontiLee Stormer, Lee Moan, Tonia Brown, Jake Bible, Faye McCray, and Jimmy Pudge. Inside, the diverse cast of contributors introduces new breeds of monsters such as sentient sex dolls, anti-zombie terrorists, suicidal cultists, the woman who can smell sin, and more. These monsters come alive within the pages, and they are blow-your-mind frightening. They are just what the horror world needs. They are Anything but Zombies!

Halloween Blitz – Zombies Inside by Rebecca Besser & Courtney Rene

Zombies Inside by Rebecca Besser and Courtney Rene will be free to download on Kindle from Oct. 19th-21st!

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Zombies Inside

by

Rebecca Besser

with guest author Courtney Rene

 

If zombies are what you crave, open the pages of this book for a wild ride!

The 12 zombie short stories within (equaling over 64,000 words) will make you cringe, delight your imagination, and possibly even warm your heart . . . so the undead can feast upon it!

Be brave and see if you can survive the Zombies Inside!

 

Author Rebecca Besser

Rebecca Besser is the author of “Undead Drive-Thru, Undead Regeneration, Cursed Bounty, Twisted Pathways of Murder & Death, Hall of Twelve,” and “Nurse Blood (Limitless Publishing).” She’s also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Her work has appeared in the Coshocton Tribune, Irish Story Playhouse, Spaceports & Spidersilk, joyful!, Soft Whispers, Illuminata, Common Threads, Golden Visions Magazine, Stories That Lift, Super Teacher Worksheets, Living Dead Press Presents Magazine (Iss. 1 & 2), FrightFest eMagazine, An Xmas Charity Ebook, The Stray Branch, and The Undead That Saved Christmas (Vol. 1 & 2) and the Signals From The Void charity anthologies. She has multiple stories in anthologies by Living Dead Press, Wicked East Press, Pill Hill Press, Hidden Thoughts Press, Knight Watch Press, Coscom Entertainment, Crowded Quarantine Publications, and Collaboration of the Dead (projects), and one (each) in an anthology by Post Mortem Press, NorGus Press, Evil Jester Press, Horrified Press, Atria Books (S&S Digital), and Nocturnal Press Publications. She also has a poem in an anthology by Naked Snake Press and a children’s poem in Oxford Ink Literature Reader 4 from Oxford University Press (India).

Her nonfiction children’s article about skydiving, written for her writing course with the Institute of Children’s Literature, was published by McGraw Hill for NY Assessments.

She’s also an editor and has edited: Dark Dreams: Tales of Terror, Dead Worlds 7: Undead Stories, and Book of Cannibals 2: The Hunger from Living Dead Press; Earth’s End from Wicked East Press; End of Days: An Apocalyptic Anthology (Vol. 4 & 5/co-edited) from Living Dead Press; and she co-edited Feast or Famine (a zombie anthology).

 

Author Courtney Rene

Courtney Rene lives in the State of Ohio.  She is a graduate and member of the Institute of Children’s Literature.  Her writings include magazine articles, short fiction stories, several anthologies, as well as her young adult novels which include, the A Howl in the Night series, the Shadow Dancer series, Feathers, and her new release, COLD, published through Rogue Phoenix Press.  For a complete listing, visit www.ctnyrene.blogspot.com or feel free to contact her at ctnyrene@aol.com.