Bang!

BANG!: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NOIR FICTION

Head Shot Press are currently seeking submissions for Bang!: An Anthology of Noir Fiction. Stories must adhere to the noir genre (although we’re not beyond including neo-noir or hard-boiled in that ball park), however we don’t want slavish reproductions or carbon cut-outs of genre classics. We want new spins on old themes. We want nihilism. And whilst we’re not immune to genre-splicing, we’re more likely to publish nitty-gritty realism rather than space vampires with a noir edge (we’re more Alphaville than Aliens). We want literary, style, substance. We’re especially interested in stories set in locales untraditional to the genre (we want an anthology set upon the world’s stage, not within the same litter-strewn alley in 1940s New York). We’re not interested in your publishing history or how successful you might have been. We’re interested in story and the way in which you tell it.

Seeking: Stories up from 2k to 8k from writers of any age, derivation or inclination. No simultaneous submissions. No reprints. Payment is £10 per story plus one contributor copy of the paperback.

Submission format: Submissions to be sent to editorheadshot@gmail.com as Word or RTF or PDF attachments together with a brief covering letter.

Please mark your email header as follows:

BANG SUBMISSION / YOUR NAME / STORY TITLE

Deadline: September 1st 2022 with probable publication in 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE NOT MAKING FINAL DECISIONS TIL AFTER THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED, SO BE PATIENT. IT MIGHT BE MONTHS TIL WE READ YOUR STORY.