Thursday 29 July 2021

Submissions Open: Hitchcockian Suspense

Black Beacon Books is accepting submissions for our Hitchcockian anthology. 

Please read the specific guidelines below and refer to our submissions page for general guidelines.

a) We're looking for suspense stories directly inspired by a Hitchcock film. The story doesn't have to be set in the 50s or 60s but it must convey the atmosphere and tension that make his films so memorable. Preferred length between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

b) Please submit the first page only of your story and a brief synopsis of the entire plot. You must include the name of the film that inspired your story in your introduction. We aim to acknowledge reception within a few days. If it hooks us in, we'll invite you to send the whole story when you've completed it. If you don't hear back from us with an invitation within a month, it means we won't be considering your proposal for this anthology. Please do not expect a rejection letter. 

c) Reprints are welcome if they fit the specific theme.

d) The deadline is the 31st of January.

e) Rates are 20€ for original stories and 5€ for reprints plus one print copy.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Black Beacon Bundles

Our titles are available from all good online retailers, from your local bookshop, or via direct order from us. If you order a Black Beacon Bundle, you can request signed copies and you'll also receive a free sticker and bookmark for each book ordered. 

Full details on our "shop" page, or simply get in touch with any queries.