Ends on August 1, 2019

Blood, Sweat, and Fists

Stories from the Pits

Deadline: May 4, 2019

Did you get kicked in the face by Saxon? Pulled into the pit at a Sick of it All show? Met members of Rancid? We're looking for nonfiction works centering around hardcore punk and metal shows you've been to. We want to hear the craziest tales you have from your time in the pits. This submission call is looking for all experiences, from local bands to well established bands within the punk and metal scene. 


  • Your work should be titled.
  • After the title, please place the Date of the show, Venue, City/State, Name of the band or festival you were at.
  • Your name should be on the document.
  • If you took photos, you may attach them to go with your work. If you'd like to include a picture or scan of your concert ticket, you may, but are not obligated to. Images should be JPG or PNG.
  • up to 2500 words.
  • Doubled-spaced.
  • Word DOC or DOCX.
  • Payment $0.01 per word.
  • Submit via submittable.

Note: this submission call is for nonfiction only. Real experiences. Real stories. We are not accepting poetry or fiction for this project. 


Weasel Press will not tolerate positive depictions of racism, homophobia, transphobia, pedophilia, sexual assault, Rape, Snuff, Necrophilia, and Bestiality.