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. If it hooks us in, we'll invite you to send the whole story when you've completed it. You must include the name of the film that inspired your story in your introduction.

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

d) There's no deadline at this stage and therefore no set publication date. For this reason, you're welcome to send simultaneous submissions, but if your story is published elsewhere before our publication is released, it will be considered a reprint.

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

f) Please note we are already considering stories connected to the films listed below and will not be "doubling up". To improve your chances of acceptance, submit a story connected to a different film.

- Vertigo
- To Catch a Thief