Submissions

Colp is our 'anything goes' anthology collection.

Expect to see a little bit of this and a little bit of that within each issue, so feel free to submit stories from any genre.

Current theme: The Passage of Time

For our first anthology collection we are looking for stories that address the phrase 'the passage of time'. Interpret the phrase as you wish: are you thinking time machines and inter-dimensional travellers or are you flashing back to the unrequited loves of days gone by?

Colp is for everyone and therefore we are willing to read stories that fall into any genre so whether your story is a horror, romance, sci-fi or historical fiction please send it on through.

Please ensure that you read through the general guidelines below and if there are specific questions please contact us using the form on the home page or via the listed social media accounts.

To help ensure your submission gets to the correct place, please include the following in the subject line of your email: 'Colp - Story Title'.


  • Word count: 1000 - 5000 words (we're willing to consider longer or shorter if the story is good)
  • Deadline: April 30 2018
  • Payment AU$5.00 for stories under 1500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 1500 words

Thuggish Itch is our horror and sci-fi anthology collection.

This is the place to submit your horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction stories. 

Current theme: Viva Las Vegas

For Thuggish Itch's first collection we are looking for stories that fit the theme 'Viva Las Vegas' and are feature the iconic city in one way or another. Las Vegas is one of our favourite cities and we're keen to see how you can mess with the status quo. Slot machines that will rob you of more than just a nickel or dime? Back alley negotiations that go horribly wrong? A flesh-eating virus that runs riot through each and every casino on the strip. Think outside the box and give us something spectacular.

Thuggish Itch is our horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction collection. Please ensure that your story falls within one of these genres.

Please ensure that you read through the general guidelines below and if there are specific questions please contact us using the form on the home page or via the listed social media accounts.

To help ensure your submission gets to the correct place, please include the following in the subject line of your email: 'Thuggish Itch - Story Title'.

  • Word count: 1000 - 6000 words (we're willing to consider longer or shorter if the story is good)
  • Deadline: June 30 2018
  • Payment AU$5.00 for stories under 2000 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2000 words

General guidelines:

  • Please no erotica or stories that feature excessive violence or vulgarity (unless otherwisespecified ).
  • All stories should be formatted appropriately. Please see here for more details.
  • Ensure that your name, address, and email contact and word count are at the top of your manuscript.
  • Double check your spelling and grammar before sending your work through.
  • Please submit all stories in .doc, .docx or .rtf formats.
  • International submissions are accepted.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Multiple submissions are encouraged.
  • Where possible, we will provide feedback on request.
  • No reprints.
  • Please send all submissions to submissions@gypsumsoundtales.com

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