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Taking Submissions: City of Hell Chronicles: Volume 2

March 20, 2012

Deadline: March 20th 2012
Payment: £10 + paperback author copy + story illustration. (and promotion/profile on the www.cityofhellchronicles.com website.)

That’s right folks. City of Hell Chronicles: Volume 1 has been released and the Great Maurr needs more victims. We are looking for 10 stories (4-6k in length) and set in the City of Hell mythos.

Here’s a scope document that outlines some basic ‘rules’ of the world and some guidance to the kind of stories we are looking for: CoH2-Requirements

It’s imperative that you read the first volume and note how the stories although are set in the world and revolve around the world, they are first and foremost centered on the characters.

This is a horror anthology and we pull no punches. However, we are not into pointless torture, there has to be reason and logic for any gore or violence. We are especially interested in psychological horror as much as the violent/gory nature.

Each story will be illustrated and as part of the payment, you will receive a hi-res digital copy of your story’s illustration.

Deadline day for all stories is March 20th 2012. However, it would be prudent to get your story in earlier, because if we see a story that isn’t quite right but could be with some editing then we would like to give you time to edit and resubmit.

Send the entire story attached to an email with 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman .doc or RTF file. Indented paragraphs. (no double spaced paragraphs please.)

Include a cover message with the following in the body of the email:

Short (max 200words) biography.
List of any previous publishing credits (link to books if available.)
Mention if we have met, or if you have been invited to submit.
Brief synopsis/outline (max 200 words) of the story.
Any URLS of your website, facebook or twitter accounts.
Contact details (phone number, skype, email address etc.)
Once you have all that included, email to: submissions (at) anachronpress (dot com ) with ‘City of Hell 2′ in the title.

Payments & Rights

Buy agreeing to publish your short story in this anthology, you are agreeing to sell us the following rights:

– First World English Rights

– First World Electronic Rights

– Anthology Rights.

Payment will be £10 + paperback author copy + story illustration. (and promotion/profile on the www.cityofhellchronicles.com website.)

[via: Colin Barnes.]


March 20, 2012