Edited by Sophie Essex
For publication 2025

Submissions close: 1st August 2024

Seeking non-fiction pieces between 2000 – 4000 words on films which encompass the beautiful, often foolish, art of being lost. I want passion pieces about the movies you either love or love to hate.

The lost-in-the-wilderness / survival horror genre is a gloriously oversaturated market which both plays to our basic fears and our willingness to indulge them. There’s Nothing Out There seeks to celebrate this.

Think: The Blair Witch Project; The Ritual; The Descent; Wolf Creek; Wrong Turn; Backcountry; Meek’s Cutoff; Dark Mountain; Preservation; Cold Ground.

No simultaneous submissions. No reprints. Payment is contributor copy plus a royalty share dependent on sales.

Sophie has edited six previous anthologies including the award-nominated Dreamland (Black Shuck Books) and more recently At The Lighthouse (Eibonvale Press).

Submissions should be sent as an attachment (Word format) with a covering email to