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 Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its horror parody anthology The Grinch Has Eyes.

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Word count: 100-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

Everyone knows Dr. Seuss. He is famous for works like Fox in Socks, Cat in the Hat, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and many, many more. But what happens when we transform the much beloved style and stories and characters of Dr. Seuss into something much more nefarious? This horror anthology seeks to celebrate horror in a tongue-in-cheek way that is all too...grinchly.

I am anticipating three possible ways to read this prompt (but I am open to others):

  1. Telling a unique horror story as if you were Dr. Seuss
  2. Turning a Dr. Seuss story into a prose horror story
  3. Throwing Dr. Seuss characters into a horrific world outside Dr. Seuss’ universe

All of these are fine and valid! I encourage all kinds of horror: sci fi horror, slashers, erotic horror, creature horror, body horror, etc.

We will NOT accept:

Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.

Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.

Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.

Snuff or Necrophilia presented in a positive light

Bestiality presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask then to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.(restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.

We will not accept simultaneous submissions.

Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.