a home for the wretched writer

Zombie Pirate Publishing was founded in a small Australian backyard in 2017 with an aim to take what we had learned being published in various anthologies, and see if we could make something of our own. In a very short time we have created a vibrant online community and released THE COLLAPSAR DIRECTIVERELATIONSHIP ADD VICE,  and FULL METAL HORROR, three short story anthologies showcasing authors from around the world. Our next anthology, PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places, will be available August 1st. Preorder your ebook now. Paperbacks available August 1st. Our next call for submissions, WITCHES VS WIZARDS: A Fantasy Anthology closes August 15th. What we want most is compelling stories that break the rules.

Seeking short stories and novellas

WITCHES VS WIZARDS: A Fantasy Anthology is seeking short stories 2,000-10,000 words long. Successful submissions will include a magic user (remember that a witch does not have to be a woman, nor a wizard a man). One submission per author. Submissions close August 15th 2018. Send your story to today.

FLASH FICTION ADDICTION is now open. We are seeking very short stories 100-750 words long. You may send a few different stories and we will choose our favourite. There is no close date. We will read and answer all submissions within a few days of receiving them. Once we have 101 accepted stories, subs will close and editing will begin, so get your stories in before it's too late. Please submit to the dedicated new email

ZPP is also seeking novellas 30,000 - 40,000 words on any theme or topic. (There is currently a backlog on novellas and detailed responses may take 6+ months.)


Head over to our Facebook authors group here to get all the news on upcoming releases and a two week headstart on all new calls for submissions. Send your short stories and novellas to

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