CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
CYBERPUNK & FUTURISTIC HORROR
We’re desperate for more androids, cyborgs, and urban dystopias.
A publication with this much neon deserves more cybernetics, hacktivists, clones, artificial intelligence, evil megacorporations, flying cars, space travel, intrusive surveillance, and electric sheep.
UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES AND PROTAGONISTS
We strongly believe representation matters. Our readers are very interested in reading authentic stories featuring diverse and intersectional protagonists. Send us tales of righteous Black covens, LGBTQIA+ time travelers, Latinx Final Girls, and genderqueer vampire slayers. The Dread Machine stands in solidarity with marginalized writers and is committed to amplifying their voices.
Identity, security, and community are inexorably entwined.
For our anthology, Darkness Blooms, we’re looking for stories touching on at least one of these themes. We want you to explore the boundaries of who we are, what makes us feel safe (and at what cost), with whom we choose to surround ourselves, and our darkest secrets.
Let’s explore how they influence us and our perception of reality.