Bloodlines Press is seeking submissions for our first short story compilation release, Ancient Enemies. If you have a previously unpublished short story starring one of horror’s classic creatures, we would love to hear from you.

Here’s what we are looking for:

Classic horror is littered with humanity’s nightmares. Bloodlines Press is looking for original, previously unpublished stories featuring any of these creatures: vampires, ghouls, werewolves, the undead, or any other monster that has stalked us through the pages of popular horror.  Horror can be gut wrenchingly raw and visceral and it can be subtle and subversive. We want you to let your imagination loose on these classic monsters and revivify them, bring them back to life with your own unique twist for a new, unsuspecting audience.

We are looking for stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Your work has to have been previously unpublished, so no reprints or stories that have already been published online.  Sorry.

We pay $0.05 cents per word for your edited story. When Ancient Enemies is released all published contributors will receive one digital copy of the book and two paperback copies (if a paperback version is to be published). Or if you would prefer to mix and match formats, we would be happy to do that.

We expect to release Ancient Enemies toward the end of 2015. We’d prefer to receive your submissions in Word format, but we can process all major formats.

Interested? Got questions?  Drop us a line We are always happy to talk with you.


Not sure your story fits with our current request but you think it might be of interest to us? Contact us at, we would love to chat with you more about your project.