What is Satan Speaks! Since the rise of the Satanic movement in modern America in the mid 20th century, much controversy has haunted its members and status. Though most Satanist would laugh and laud at the credit given to them, what is there to uncover in the day-to-day lived experience of these Satanists? Not just Temple of Set or Church of Satan, but also the interjection of The Satanic Temple has brought Satanism to a new credence for the world to see. Pair this with shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, serious analysis of the lives of contemporary Satanist has entered into the consciousness of western society--thus meriting publication in the 21st century. It is the aim of the this collection--by Faustus Blackbook--to collect earlier, rather than later, the diversity and experience represented in the contemporary 21st century Satanic Community.
Works Accepted We are looking for creative nonfiction, essays, memoirs, flash fiction, short fiction, and poetry that reflect the lived experience and which carries the voice of modern day Satanists.
Works Not Accepted We do not publish hate. Though we love the transgressive, we respect people and their ways of being. Those who are of the extreme/anti (Muslim, immigrant, black, LGBTQ, etc.) mindset will need to seek elsewhere to publish their works.
Previously published works are not considered (unless you're Stephen King perhaps or a dead author in public domain). Works on blogs/author websites that are freely open to the internet without a password, subscription, or login credential are considered "published" in the industry, so sadly (as much as it stinks cause it's your own website right!?) we cannot publish.
Guidelines Simultaneous submissions accepted but please only submit one work per category.
Creative Nonfiction-Up to 7,700 words
Poetry-Up to 10 pages
Flash fiction-Up to 1700 words
Short fiction-Up to 7,500 words
Essay-Up to 15,00 words
Memoir-Up to 30,000 words
Editorial Policy If your submission requires revision before publishing, the editors will contact you and provide suggestions for revision. Forty-Two Books reserves the right to edit your work for publication, which may include clarity, grammatical correctness, typography, or cohesion. We will try to provide feedback and work with you rather than a flat reject if time permits and we aren't drowning in submissions.
Copyright Policy The PUBLISHER, Forty-Two Books, will hold exclusive publishing rights for the STORY for twelve (12) months from the date of publication of the COLLECTION. After that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the AUTHOR, but the publisher will retain distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology. The author agrees not to publish any portion of the work, or the work in full elsewhere during the above-referenced twelve (12) month period without prior authorization from the publisher. Forty-Two Books may distribute the collection in digital and/or print versions and/or similar other formats that may become available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as other portals that become available, including but not limited to the publisher's own purchasing portal.
Royalties This is an unpaid collection. All profits go to the press, Forty-Two Books.
Author Contact Information If accepted for publication you will be required to sign a publishing contract which includes: email, mailing address, name/pen name, and a bio to be included in the anthology. Only the bio and name requested will be printed.
Questions Please contact the editor, Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org