Hey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing today?  I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that due to losses in the family we have extended the due date for the Zombie Anthology.  The due date for stories has been extended to 30 April, with stories being accepted by the 15th of May.  Tell your friends! I look forward to seeing what is written for this anthology.

Title: Patient Zero: Outbreakzombie

Cover Designer: Jamie Glover

Editor: Bayonet Books

Audiobook Narrator: TBD

Submission Due Date: 30 Apr 2023

Story Acceptance Date: 15 May 2023

Anthology Editing Date: TBD

Projected Publication Date: Est July 2023

Revision of Rights: 1 year after publication, then the anthology will be pulled out of KU and non-exclusive rights return to the author.

Payment: The royalties will be split equally after we’ve earned back the overhead (book cover, audiobook, etc), with 2% going to the publishing company.

Requirements: 6,000 – 10,000 words – an original, unpublished story. All stories must be in a final edited state.

Publisher: Bayonet Books Publishing

 Concept: A short story inspired by Zombies! Science fiction or fantasy are fine, but we want plenty of action and adventure. Have the world looks when filled with Zombies.

We will be accepting a limited number of submissions via open call. Please submit stories in Word (.doc or .docx are both fine), 12pt Times New Roman, double-spaced, with a single space after periods. Indicate a scene break with three asterisks, centered, with a space in between, like this: *** Nothing else! Preface your story with your name, the title, your email address, and the word count as well as a short blurb and short bio.

If your story is chosen, we will send you a contract that spells out all of these details. Once the rights revert to you, we’ll pull the eBook out of Kindle Unlimited, however, they’ll still be available in both eBook and paperback.

Please send all submissions to Bayonet Books Publishing at this email address: jrhandley@jrhandleyinc.com

The subject line should have Zombies story submission followed by your name: ex: Zombies story submission, Bill Author.

Again, please preface your story with your name, the title, your email address, and word count. All of this makes your story easier to read, then quickly format for publication. Also, a short blurb and bio for your story.


Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!



->As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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