Zombie Survival Crew Anthology II – The Details

We gave you the heads up about the upcoming Zombie Survival Crew Anthology here and now we’re ready to announce dates and all the rest of the fun stuff. Last year we were proud to put out the first Zombie Survival Crew Anthology: Undead Is Not An Option (and if you haven’t read it you should… it’s awesome), and we know we have a talented crew and are asking them to share those talents with us again.

In addition to the submissions or short stories, articles, poetry, artwork, and all the rest of it, we are having a Contest to name this year’s anthology. Just send an email to command { at ] zombiesurvivalcrew (dot } com before February 20th with the word TITLE in the subject line. If we select your title, you will be credited with the title in the anthology.

Now on to the details for the rest of the anthology submissions. The contest is three-fold.

  1. A writing contest for short stories, poetry, and articles to include in our second Zombie Survival Crew Anthology.
  2. An artwork contest (high quality black & white only) for inclusion in the anthology
  3. A cover design contest to design the hottest cover for the Anthology.

How it works:

  • Between now and 2/20/12 write/draw/design something Zombie related and send to command { at ] zombiesurvivalcrew (dot } com
  • All submissions must have ZSC Anthology Contest in the subject line in addition to the submission type indicator as outlined below.
    • All written submissions must be between greater than 1,000 words, but no greater than 10,000 words of original material written by you (word requirements not applicable to poetry submissions).
    • All written article/short story submissions must be in word doc or RTF standard submission format.
    • Poetry must be in word doc or RTF format, but formatted as it should be displayed as a final product and must contain the word Poetry in the subject line. [Note: If you submitted a poem as part of our recent zombie poetry contest, your entry is automatically entered into the running for the anthology and you do not need to resubmit the same piece.]
    • Non-fiction articles about survival, weaponry, escape route planning, etc. should state Article in the subject line.
    • Short Stories should state Fiction in the subject line.
    • All written submissions must include a pitch statement (cover letter/summary) of up to 300 words and a brief author bio.
    • Artwork submissions must be an original work of art created by you and must be high quality black & white – no color artwork will be considered.
    • Black and white artwork submissions should state Art in the subject line.
    • Cover design submissions must be an original work of art created by you in full CMYK color.
    • Cover design submissions should state Cover in the subject line.

All entries will be reviewed by the brigade commanders and first round acceptance determinations will be made and communicated in our Members only area by 3/20/12. All entries which have made it into the second round will have the opportunity to make revisions based on feedback from the judges for resubmission. The revisions and resubmission for the second round must be completed within two weeks. The final determinations for inclusion in the anthology will be conducted at that time.

The prize is inclusion in the anthology and we request both first print and first e-rights for the work to be exclusive for a period of 90 days, but non-exclusive thereafter. The work will remain in print and ebook format for as long as the anthology is being made available to the public, but after 90 days, the work may be in print in other publications or displayed online or in ebook form.

There is no cash prize for this contest and all proceeds for the anthology’s sale will go to the Zombie Survival Crew.

Since you must be a member to participate in the contest, please ensure you have registered on this site as all entries will be validated against Zombie Survival Crew membership.

So start polishing those stories, break out the pencils and brushes, and get those creative juices flowing. — I can’t wait to see what you come up with this year. Last year the entries left our commander-in-chief sleepless from the spine-chilling tales submitted. Let’s see if we can do it again!!