Southern Fried Weirdness for Tornado Relief

29 04 2011

Dear Writers,

I have decided to resurrect Southern Fried Weirdness as a temporary one-time ebook anthology to raise funds for The American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts here in my home state of Alabama. I ask you to respond quickly should you want to be involved. I would like to have this formatted and ready to go next weekend in order to raise funds as soon as possible. My plan is to upload this to Amazon for Kindle, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble hopefully within the next two weeks.


  • Stories up to 5,000 words.
  • Poetry of any length.
  • Reprints preferred. Reprints of works previously featured in the various incarnations of Southern Fried Weirdness have preferential treatment.
  • Format submissions however you want. I’ll reformat the text before going to print anyway.
  • Genres: Any. I’d prefer stories with Southern settings with gothic, weird, or surreal elements, but it doesn’t really matter to me as long as the work is of good quality.
  • Please take the time to edit before submitting. Due to time constraints, I will not have the same time for the degree of copyediting I would otherwise perform.
  • No payment for works, unfortunately, as 100% of the proceeds will be going directly to charity.
  • If you would like to submit, please send your stories/poems to no later than Friday, May 6, 2011.
  • Legal stuff in lieu of a more formal contract: By submitting, you assert that all works are your own, non-derivative, that you own all the rights necessary for me to print your work, and take full responsibility for the content of your text. I am asking for nonexclusive electronic rights to print your work.

Please spread the word.

Thank you!

T.J. McIntyre
Editor, Southern Fried Weirdness




4 responses

1 05 2011
Updates | Dead, Mad, or a Poet

[…] here’s some literature in a good cause.  Currently taking submissions, will be up and available in e-format soon. […]

3 05 2011
Writing community unites to aid Southern tornado victims « Novel Novice

[…] Southern Fried Weirdness is accepting short story (up to 5,000 words) and poetry submissions for an e-anthology to be published with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross. The anthology will be available through Kindle, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. Editor T.J. McIntyre says he prefers “stories with Southern settings with gothic, weird, or surreal elements, but it doesn’t really matter to me as long as the work is of good quality.”   For submission guidelines and details, see the blog. McIntyre hopes to get it published in the next two weeks, and when it is, we’ll let you know!   […]

4 05 2011
Walt Giersbach

‘Tis a good thing that you do, TJ. Am sending you a story for reprint and a first-time submission. Your choice.

8 05 2011
Dee Jordan

I have a story that takes place in New Orleans. It’s a horror story that could actually happen. It’s not way out, but it does have a surprise ending. I just read the call to submissions. Is it too late to submit or is the anthology filled? I’d really like to help my fellow Alabamians.

Dee Jordan

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