Slaughter House: The Serial Killer Edition (Three Volumes)

Step off the beaten path and explore the psychosis that defines the line between your average run-of-the-mill murder and the complex mind of a serial killer!

Do you ever wonder what possesses someone to kill, and to kill in such a way that it creates a pattern? What proclivities do they possess on both the psychological and physiological levels that make them who they are, and different from the rest of us? How do they commit such grossly inhumane acts?

Weave a story around the mind and actions of a serial killer; one who has a compulsion or a ritual. Spin a tale about what makes them do the things they do and what they get in return for their depraved deeds. Blood and gore are welcome, but the story must also be well thought out. Even axe murderers and maniacal doctors deserve to have their voices heard.

What we will not be accepting are retellings of known serial killers; this is not a true crime anthology. We want fictional characters that you've brought to life - make them original, make them clever, and make them scary as hell.

Your character's lives depend on it...

*** Adults targeting children or stories containing a graphic depiction of sexual abuse will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Mental Ward: Echoes of the Past

In places where unspeakable atrocities occurred sometimes 'something' lingers, stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. Those who believe in the grey area behind the veil will tell you that those places can become eternal cages that hold the souls of the deceased captive.

Give us tales of hauntings taking place in asylums; the places where the crazed, the insane, and sometimes the different were hidden away from society's view. Stories considered for inclusion must be set in an asylum and must be centered around a haunting.

Instead of an open call period, we are going to be accepting and declining stories as they are submitted, and will announce when the anthology is full. If you want the chance to be included, your story will have to be dead on the mark, and submitted to us quickly!

FEAR: Of the Water

Not afraid of the water, are you? Maybe you haven't thought about what might be down there...

What is so terrifying about two Hydrogen atoms bonded to one Oxygen atom forming a single molecule. Should we be afraid of the water itself, or what it might be hiding below its surface? Shallow murky depths, clear hot springs that are deceptively deep, or underground caverns holding secrets yet to be discovered.

Think about it, does it make you wonder if the next time you dip your toes into the water, it might be your last?

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