This edition of the Friday Makert Alerts is specifically for horror writers, and especially those horror writers who are fans of Clive Barker… and particularly for those who have a story to tell in the world of Barker’s Cabal and Nightbreed.
Clive Barker, who was just last month honored with the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement, has such a wide and ever-growing body of work spanning film, literature and art that it’s hard to say what he’s most famous for. His boundless imagination has left an indelible mark on the horror field, expanding the realm of the possible in every aspect. And his characters and stories demonstrate a keen sympathy for the plight of the outsider and the search for identity.
In Fall 2014, Tor Books will be publishing an anthology, edited by Stoker Award-winning anthologist Del Howison (Dark Delicacies) and international bestselling urban fantasy author Joseph Nassise (Watcher of the Dark, Limbus Inc.), called Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, which…
picks up where Cabal left off, chronicling the lives of the ‘Breed as they disperse into the world after the fall of Midian. We’re looking for stories of struggle and despair, of hope and sanctification, as the former inhabitants of Midian try to adapt to the world from which they retreated years before. A world that does not want them. A world that will hound them, hunt them, simply for the crime of being different.
Writers have Clive’s permission to use the existing members of the Breed that appear in the novella Cabal, in the film Nightbreed, and in the companion volume, The Nightbreed Chronicles, published by Titan Books. Writers also have the option of creating their own unique and fantastical creatures that fit the Nightbreed mold.
Pay will be 5 cents a word up to 5,000 words. All stories must be original. The deadline is September 30, 2013. There’s no advantage to submitting early; the editors will not send out any responses under after October 1.
This is a work for hire project “as Clive owns the world in which the project is set. Writers may use their stories in this anthology and have permission to use them in collections of their own works or in annual best-of anthologies, but they may not write and submit additional stories featuring the characters they create for this project to publishing projects elsewhere.”
Please read the complete guidelines for all details and submission instructions.