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Taking Submissions: Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths

July 28

Deadline: July 28th, 2017
Payment: $25 and a contributor’s copy

Life asked Death: ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’
Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.’”
~Anonymous

The above quote will appear on the first page of the book. Let the title and quote take your imagination and your story, wherever it wants to go.

GENRES: Open to Speculative Fiction (works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements); Mystery/Thriller; Horror; Western; Fantasy; or Science Fiction. Some Literary Fiction (only involving social commentary or reflection on the human condition) is acceptable.

SPECIFICALLY UNACCEPTABLE GENRES: Romance/Erotica, Middle School, Biographical, Autobiographical, Memoirs, Poetry

WORD COUNT: 4,000 to 8,000 words.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:

  • Title of submission shall not contain variations of the phrase “Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths.”
  • Standard manuscript format. (Go to www.lefthandpublishers.com for complete guidelines and to download format template.)
  • Submissions must be made as .doc or .docx attachment only and NOT copied into the body of the email. Only electronic submissions accepted.
  • In accordance with Left Hand Publishers’ standards, stories containing pedophilia, bestiality, overtly descriptive rape, or graphic gore will not be considered.
  • Failure to submit story according to guidelines will be cause for immediate rejection.
  • Multiple story submissions accepted if individually submitted in compliance with guidelines.
  • No simultaneous submissions, please. We ask that you do not submit a story to us and to another market at the same time.
  • Only previously unpublished stories may be submitted. Upon acceptance into the anthology, author will receive a standard short story/anthology contract from Left Hand Publishers.
  • SUBMISSION EMAIL SUBJECT LINE SHOULD READ: BLPT – Story Title – Author first initial, last name. All submissions are to be sent to [email protected]
  • SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: Friday, July 28, 2017 (midnight)
  • SELECTION PERIOD: Friday, August 31, 2017 (midnight)
  • CONTRIBUTOR COMPENSATION: $25 per story selected for inclusion and one print copy of the anthology.

Via: Left Hand Publishers (Visit the link to submit.)

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Date:
July 28

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