In partnership with Black Spot Books and editor James Aquilone, We’d like to announce our next anthology!

SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED. Publishing April 2023.

From the editor: We have an amazing lineup of authors and poets lined up for the anthology — which will feature horror stories based on Shakespeare’s plays and characters. We’ll also have horror sonnets! Like Classic Monsters Unleashed, we’ll take submissions after our Kickstarter next year. We’re still trying to nail down the launch date for the Shakespeare Unleashed Kickstarter, so we don’t have an exact date when we’ll open for subs, but we thought we’d reveal the guidelines so you can get a jumpstart on your story.

Send inquiries to james@deadjack.com with subject heading: Shakespeare Unleashed.

SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED SHORT STORY GUIDELINES: Payment: 6 cents a word Length: 1500 to 6000 words Submission Period: July or August 2022 Expected Publish Date: April 2023 Kickstarter Launch: Spring 2022 No reprints, multiple subs or simultaneous subs We’re looking for dark and scary stories — no parodies or humor pieces. Stories can be set in time periods other than the Elizabethan era, and can be updated or reimagined or merely “based on.”

SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED SONNET GUIDELINES: Payment: $25 flat fee Length: 14-line Shakespearean sonnet Submission Period: July or August 2022 (tentative) No reprints, multiple subs or simultaneous subs We’re looking for horror sonnets — no parodies or humor pieces. Sonnets can be based on one of Shakespeare’s sonnets or plays or characters (let us know which one when you submit) or they can be totally original, but they should still evoke Shakespeare in some way. DO NOT SEND US STORIES OR SONNETS UNTIL WE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS. Sign up for our newsletter to get news and updates. http://eepurl.com/hD4Cz5