***UPDATE*** July 17, 2012
Only two weeks until we shut the doors on submissions for our first anthology, Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels.
That’s right, our title has been chosen, voted upon by our readers from an Editors top 3 pick. Both Barrels soundly beating out Slugs & Sabots and Strapped.
For his winning suggestion, contributor and reader, Rob Kitchen wins a thank you in the book and a copy of the anthology in the format of his choice.
On April 6, 2011 Shotgun Honey launched with its first story and an ambitious goal — to provide a marketplace for flash fiction crime stories under 700 words, with the occasional outstanding exception. A year later and we’ve successfully published over a hundred and fifty stories, with varied themes and degrees of nastiness. We’ve been home to crime staples and novice alike, and the crew – Kent, Ron, Sabrina and Chad — have enjoyed every word.
Shotgun Honey Presents
We are happy to announce a new opportunity from Shotgun Honey that will allow writers to stretch, take the next step, feed their story demons, go bigger in the first Shotgun Honey Presents anthology to be available in both print and e-book formats this October 2012.
We want original crime stories — grit or slick, good guy or bad guy, clean or dirty — just make it tight and make it hum.
We don’t want stories purely for the gore or the shock. We want stories with a plot and a purpose.
Format: .doc, docx or .rtf file in a standard short story format as described on William Shunn’s website.
Length: 1000 to 5000 words. 3000 would be the sweet spot.
Submission: Send your submission to email@example.com with [Anthology] in the subject. Attachments only. Single submissions only.
Deadline: August 1st, 2012. We recommend sooner.
Payment: $10.00 upon publication, 1 print copy of Shotgun Honey Presents… and our eternal gratitude.
Rights: 1 year first print.
Release: Target October 2, 2012.
No queries. Please follow the guidelines if you want your story read.
Accepted stories will be notified before September 1, 2012. We reserve the right to request edits, and reject stories that are not successfully edited.
Good luck and good writing.
Did you think Shotgun Honey Presents… was the name of our anthology? Well, not exactly. We’ve been butting our heads together to think of a catchy title for the anthology. No luck yet.
What we’re looking for is a snappy one or two word title related to noir, hard-boiled, crime fiction. Please do not use ‘Shotgun’ or ‘Honey’ in your proposed title. If you think you’ve got just the right title send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with [Title Contest] in the subject.
Deadline: July 1st, 2012.
Prize: A copy of Shotgun Honey Presents… in your preferred format, and credit and thank you in the anthology.
We are looking for an artist to help us produce an outstanding cover for the Shotgun Honey Presents with concepts that can be utilized for future editions and a new Shotgun Honey 2.0 design. Traditional and digital artists welcomed. We are not looking for a designer at this time.
If you’ve got the chops drop us a line at email@example.com with [Cover Artist] in the subject.
Please include links to your portfolio. No attachments.