Steve Dillon is reading for the third in the 'Things in the Well' series of horror anthologies. This one is themed, 'Behind the Mask':
The lead story for Masks is 'Sex, Death and Starshine' by Clive Barker, so we've set the bar high.
The theme is quite open so long as it's memorable, dark, frightening (psychological or supernatural horror preferred,) and a mask of some sort must be central to the story. We're not interested in torture-porn, gore-for-gore sake, or stories that are supportive of bigotry of any kind, or present abuse or self-harm in a positive way. We're thinking theatrical masks; clowns - for example Jimmy Stewart's character Buttons in 'The Greatest Show on Earth;' cosmetic surgery (consensual or otherwise, but please no body horror or torture porn without a great story that justifies it; face make-up, whether that is to hide behind, or for transformation such as gender-identification; roleplay; acting; Jeckyll and Hyde scenarios; it could extend to concealment by religious or traditional costume, etc.
Sound interesting-slash-freaky? The anthology is paying a flat rate of $50AUD for short fiction on the topic between 6,000 and 10,000 words. You have until 30 November to comply...
Full listing is here: https://literarium.net/market/oz-horror-con/behind-the-mask-tales-from-the-id