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Taking Submissions: The Undead That Saved Christmas: Vampire Edition

May 1, 2011

The Undead That Saved Christmas: Vampire Edition

Edited and Compiled by Lyle Perez-Tinics & Joe Filippone
Deadline: May 1, 2011 (or until full)
Target release date: September 1, 2011

Send submissions to [email protected] with “VampTUTSC Submission (story title and author name)” in subject line. Please attach a word document file containing your story. Please use Book Antiqua, size 10 font and please DO NOT double space or use headers or page counts. Page one of the file must contain your contact information (name, mailing address, E-mail and word count) If any of these items are missing from your document, I will reject right away. If this information is there, it makes it easier for me to contact you.

The Undead That Saved Christmas Vampire Edition is a charity anthology of short stories, comics and poems. Net proceeds from the book will help provide Christmas presents for foster kids at Hugs Foster Family Agency (http://www.HugsFFA.org/)

I am seeking Christmas/vampire themed short stories ranging from 2,500 – 7,500 words. The stories should have strong holiday themes and must contain Vampire. This is nothing toward Twilight, but no sparkling or romantic vampires. I want these creatures to be evil and nasty. Please be creative and as gruesome as you’d like. Even though this book is to help children, its target readers are adults. Original stories only, please no reprints. Multiple submissions are fine up to three stories. Only one story per author will make it in.

For comic submissions please have your contact information in the body of the email. The comic script must be illustrated by your artist (or yourself) prior to submitting. Comics can be any length, but must contain Christmas and vampires. All images must be 300DPI and at least 6×9. I will adjust size as needed. Keep all text at least .50 away from top, bottom and outside margins and .75 away from the inside margin. This makes it easier when I have to format the book.

For poem submission, please have all of your contact information at the top of the page. Poems must be about vampires during Christmas time. If you would like to revamp a Christmas carol please do so. Try to keep poems under 250 words.

This anthology is for charity. There will be no payments and no contributor copies. However, discounted copies of the book will be available to the contributors. Price will be determined at a later time (depends on printing costs).

The Undead That Saved Christmas Vampire edition will be self-published just like The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. I believe the contributors and I did a fantastic job with that book so a publishing house is not needed. I will do all the leg work again and publish the book myself.

Everyone is welcomed to submit a story, comic, or poem. If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact me at [email protected]