Perpetual Motion Machine presents a new anthology of horror transmissions titled Lost Signals, edited by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle, including a cover design by Matthew Revert.

Lost Signals front cover

In the darkness, sound is your best friend and your worst nightmare.

Radios are the conductors of noise. They are the radiation of electromagnetic signals. Their waves are invisible, yet they consume us.

Forget about what’s hiding in the shadows, and start worrying about what’s hiding in the dead air.

We are looking for short stories to publish in Lost Signals. That’s where you, the writer, come in. Send us your best horror fiction about radiotelegraphy. We want to be disturbed. Stories should somehow involve radios, radio stations, radars, cell phones, military broadcasts, distress signals, walkie talkies, podcasts, or anything similar. We aren’t necessary only after straightforward prose. It’s okay to get experimental on this project. Don’t just think outside the box on this one. Burn the box and eat the ashes.

Guidelines for Submissions:

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Payment: $0.01/per word

Word count: 1,000 – 20,000

Acceptable file types: doc. and docx.

Simultaneous/multiple submissions: Yes

Reprints: No

All submissions should be formatted 12 pt, any font. Please use your word processing software’s auto-indent for paragraphs, and do not insert a space between paragraphs. In your cover letter, include your contact information and a brief author bio. We are asking for six months exclusive rights for all accepted stories. All authors included in the anthology will receive two contributor copies. We may send out rejections/acceptances before the deadline, but please do not query about your story’s status until November 15, 2015.

Send all submissions to

Subject line should be: “LOST SIGNALS – [STORY TITLE]

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If you want a better idea of what kind of stories we’re after, here’s some links that helped inspire the idea for Lost Signals:

Welcome to Night Vale

The Conet Project

The Wow! Signal


Backwards Music Station



The Lords of Salem


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at