But our plans never stopped at the first volume.
Taking our lessons from volume #1 in hand, we’re getting ready to start putting volumes #2 and #3 together.
AMAZING MONSTER TALES #2: Monster Road Trip
AMAZING MONSTER TALES #3: It Came from Outer Space!
- Genre: Multiple genres/Pulp/Monsters
- Due dates:
- Monster Road Trip: May 1st, 2019
- It Came From Outer Space!: July 1st, 2019
- Length: 5-12k
- Rates: Royalty shares via BundleRabbit.
If you didn’t participate in volume 1 (which we ended up calling Dawn of the Monsters), here’s what we’re looking for:
Monsters: creatures not currently existing naturally, with some level of life or self-awareness. Jurassic Park’s engineered dinos are cool; so is Superman’s villain Brainiac.
Pulp: stories focusing on action, adventure, and thrills! You can get deep if you want, but be s-n-e-a-k-y about it! Suspense is great, too, but throw in some twists to keep the pace moving!
We’re also looking for stories that fit the theme for each issue. Click the name of the issue for specific dates and other details.
Monster Road Trip will feature monsters on a road trip…in a wood-paneled station wagon, in a spaceship, on a tricycle around the neighborhood! The stories can be set on our earth, a different earth, or somewhere else. They can be set in the past, present, or future. All we care about is monsters on the move!
It Came from Outer Space! will feature monsters that came from outer space…and possibly the monsters who fight the monsters who came from outer space! (Or the monsters who fight the monsters who fight the monsters who came from outer space.) I do have one caveat: If you have a story where we find out at the last moment that it’s actually earthlings who are invading some other planet…well, that’s gonna be a hard sell. It’s been done. But tell us up front that we’re the monsters, and we’re in! More details are here.
We’re looking for your weirdest, most off-the-wall ideas. Volume 1 was a great mix of funny and dark stories, and we’d like to see that continue. As far as what you can get away with, consider our audience to be teenagers and up–a few curse words and a few naked tentacles are fine. We’re far more likely to be upset by a character being trapped, hopeless, and unable to even try to fight back than we are by a little sex, violence, or gore. But probably we’re not your best market for edgy splatterpunk tentacle porn; we want screaming and running more than we want heavy breathing.