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WHAT WE DO

 
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Horror Queen Media, owned by Christina Escamilla and Tyler Berkstresser, is a company that produces one to two themed, multi-author anthologies a year. In addition, we also produce the webseries, The Esca-Files and Fear Unmasked, as well as the podcasts Tales From Waugh Bridge and Decoding Deviance.

Our primary mission is not only to produce engaging and unique content, but to also showcase diverse voices in the genre. We celebrate what makes us different and we embrace those differences.

Another goal is to give merit to horror by showing that it is a powerful lens by which to examine the human condition.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY AND IT IS IN PRODUCTION MODE! CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES!

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"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest... because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her." 

- Terry Pratchett 

What We Want

We want your witch stories! Though they do not necessarily have to be female-centric, they do need to be tales of powerful, unique beings. Remember, this is a horror anthology, so while you can have elements of other genres, we want to be scared. 

The Details

Deadline:  December 31st, 2018

Payment:  0.02/word & contributor copy

Reprints:  Yes, but it will be $25 token payment.

Length:  short stories up to 5,000 words 

Rights: 1st edition publication rights to digital, print, and audio. 

To submit please send your story and a short bio to info@thehorrorqueen.com. Simultaneous submissions are allowed and you may send in as many submissions as you would like. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to hear back.

By submitting, you also agree to placed on the HQM newsletter. You can opt out anytime.

Please note - if it's been a while and you haven't heard back, it's because we are still considering your submission.  We hope to finalize around mid January. 

 

PODCASTS

Tales From Waugh Bridge
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Tales From Waugh Bridge

Life can be pretty damn strange. Follow Christina Escamilla and Tyler Berkstresser, partners and fellow weirdos, as they take you into the world of the unusual and downright creepy. From ghost stories to general wtf-ery (and everything in between), some things in this world are just plain odd and this series covers them all.

Decoding Deviance

Join hosts Christina Escamilla and Sara Tristan as they delve into a new crime tale each week. From serial murders to hometown slayings, these two go beyond the who, what, and where, to analyze the systematic problems associated with each story.

WEB SERIES

 
 
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fear unmasked

From top 10 lists to film analysis, we take a look at the horror films we love and love to hate. More than just an ode to the genre, this series also helps audiences understand why horror is such a powerful lens from which to view the human condition.

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THE ESCA-FILES

From surveying creepy destinations to investigating unexplained phenomenon, Christina Escamilla explores all things macabre, unusual, and downright strange through interviews, dark travel, and more.