Extended deadline to Halloween 2020 for our anthology

The SINCERELY, SOV anthology deadline has been extended to Halloween, 2020. Submit your S.O.V. horror inspired stories and comics to psychedelic horror press at gmail dot com (no spaces).

We have received submissions but most are not inspired by or related to S.O.V. horror movies. One question to ask during your composition of a story, comic, or nonfiction piece might be: how is the aesthetic experience of an s.o.v. horror film different than that that of a b-movie horror film? A great deal of b-movie horror films did have decent budgets, known actors, and semi-professional budgets. What fascinates us about s.o.v. horror films is the feeling that literally anyone could have made it in a weekend or two with a crummy video camera, some cheap beer, and a few friends. Mistakes might abound but so do creative solutions, whimsical flights of fancy, art brut approaches, outsider art productions, and the palpable spirit of d.i.y. Consider films like THINGS and BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL to see what we mean. We will try to do a better job to promote this anthology over the next year. If you have already submitted and feel this may be too long a wait, we totally understand; please withdraw your submission if this is the case. We do encourage simultaneous submissions, however; so please compose something new, fresh, vibrant, deranged, whimsical—something that is only you forever, gazing at that puzzling s.o.v. horror box art and wondering what’s inside, what might have gone awry, and what enchanted someone enough to make a voyage on a little living nightmare at all.

Extended deadline to Halloween 2020 for our anthology

Looking for stories or comics for upcoming anthology (SINCERELY, S.O.V.: a tribute to s.o.v. horror films)

SINCERELY, S.O.V.: a tribute to s.o.v. horror films

Woefully inept? Unbearably trashy? Unwatchable? Badly written? Over-acted? Hammy? Boring? Cheaply made? Redundant? Ridiculous? Goofy? Or…something more?

Since professional studios did not back these films, they didn’t have to pass through any conventional filters. The desire to make these films surpassed the limitations and obstacles, which rear their terrible serpent heads in: the seams.

The seams.

Perhaps it’s THE SEAMS which is most interesting about these films. How, barely passably, did they achieve creature effects or kill sequences given their limitations in budget, actors, writing, and directing? What can we learn about the times, the creator’s lives, and forgotten class-struggles from bygone eras? What is the magical element present in these films which draws new audiences back to them despite their horrendously low ratings on IMDB?

The best of these films have something in common: sincerity—a sincerity to scare and shock and to create some simulacrum of believability in an artificial pulp world gone mad.

We are especially attracted to horror stories, novels, and films with grim settings. Think the lonely frozen outpost of The Thing, the terrible working conditions of King’s “Graveyard Shift,” the struggling writer of Ligotti’s “Alice’s Last Adventure,” or the jaded demiglaze over James Woods’ eyes in VIDEODROME.

Comic artists and writers are encouraged to submit. Experimentation and non-traditional approaches to storytelling are encouraged.

Deadline: June 1st, 2019. Token payment: 5 dollars and 5 contributor copies or 25 dollars and no contributor copies.

Submit to: psychedelichorrorpress at gmail dot com

Writer Length: 2k-4kish

Comic Artist Length: 5-20 pages of black and white sequential art

Looking for stories or comics for upcoming anthology (SINCERELY, S.O.V.: a tribute to s.o.v. horror films)