Sick Cruising – Anthology Call

Anthology call, CLOSED, thank you to all the authors who participated


Writing prompts anthology call!

As a new virus rages on land the richest man in the world has invited over five hundred rich and privileged friends, acquaintances, influences and hangers-on to weather the sickness on his private luxury yacht.

But one of them has brought a guest along. You guessed it! The Red Lungs virus. It starts like a cold, becomes a raging fever, then floods the lungs with blood.

What we want:

Snappy short stories with a minimum of 2000 words using our provided writing prompts.

Punch everyone’s virus anxieties, fears; anger at inequality in the nuts with your contribution to this anthology! Use wit, gore, action or inaction, (of course, we always love us some good epistolary fiction) you can even throw some sharks in the mix if you want to.

What we DON’T want:

Torture porn, porn, racism, hate mongering, preachiness, bigotry of any kind, sexism, turgid writing.

What can help you:
Read Masque of the Red Death by Poe
And this helpful Pixar information on io9.Gizmodo.

Deadline: May 20 2020
Publication: July 20th 2020 at the latest
Payment: $20.00 on acceptance, one paperback copy, one digital copy, one audiobook copy.

Submission guidelines:

  1. Use our provided prompts
  2. Final submission must be edited
  3. Rights Exclusive, one year; first worldwide electronic, audio and print rights.


The first page should have:

  • Your name and pen name if you use your pen name.
  • Contact information: Email, phone
  • Title of story: Title of your manuscript 8.5″ × 11″ layout Times New Roman font. Headers: 18 points font size Body of text: 12-point font-size. Double-spaced


Submissions: books  at

Sick Cruising – Anthology Call Prompts

Mitch Winters one of the richest man in the world is running from the outbreak of COVID-21, known throughout the world as the Red Lungs, the Flooding Death, Drowning virus, the crimson chest.

On his yacht the All Powerful he runs his business empire. But what is a king without his followers, a star without hangers-on and fans? A man without his family and friends? What would a rich man be without his body guards.
And so he brings along over five hundred people on his large, modern luxurious yacht that had been custom built for just such an occasion.

Who are you?
Are you following the escape trough the streams of the influencers and vloggers on the ship?
Are you a stow away?
One of the hired crew?
Maybe one of the fans that came aboard for a luxurious good time?
A seaman on the USS navy ship sent to the rescue, two weeks after the All Powerful set out to sea?

Write to us (you can suggest what you’d prefer) and we’ll give you two prompts, at:
books at