Friday, September 29, 2017

Need Stories for Our Deadworld Tribute Anthology

We contracted to put together a Deadworld anthology and then Gary Reed, the founder, passed away.  Tom Monteleone wrote an intro, which is great, but we need more stories for this awesome 80's zombie comic book classic. We want this to be a real tribute, not a thin chapbook. 

We’re pubbing at the end of the month, but we can turn things around quickly. Previously published is fine, if they can tweak it to fit in the Deadworld universe. Also memories and tributes.  Get the word out please.

Call for Submissions on
Riverdale Avenue Books’ horror imprint, Afraid, is proud to announce an open call for submissions for short stories and essays on the world of the classic zombie apocalypse comic book, Deadworld. Deadworld was the original zombie apocalypse comic series, first published in 1987, featured a graphic, transgressive, heavy-metal world of ruined cities, biker gangs, demons and chilling hordes of the walking dead that captivated audiences at the dawn of the modern age of comic books.
Riverdale Avenue Books seeks prose fiction and essays alike that can recapture the energy, impact and themes of the original comic while bringing to the work the contemporary sensibilities and additional development that have arisen from the past thirty years of zombie fiction. Essays on the impact of the series, its place in zombie history and culture and tributes to the comic’s late creator, Gary Reed are welcome and appreciated.
Fiction submissions should range from 1,000 to 7,000 words, while essays should range from 500 to 2,5000. Please include a brief autiobiography with your submission.
Payment will be a pro-rata share of all revenue split equally among the authors. Each author will receive a digital copy of the book, as well as one print copy.
Riverdale Avenue Books is a hybrid publisher, with simultaneous publication in the English language throughout the world with 95 e-vendors, as well as print copies available to bookstores and libraries. We have an aggressive subrights agent who will be handling the audio and foreign rights.
                  All submissions must be sent to

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