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Taking Submissions: Death By Chocolate
December 31, 2015
Deadline: December 31st, 2015
Payment: 4% royalties after cost and a contributor’s copy
Some people crave it, some people hate it. It is given and used for many occasions, for celebratory reasons and for some as comfort in bad times and sad times.
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘death by chocolate’, and I want you to think about exactly what that could mean. We could go literal with the eventual cholesterol induced cardiac arrest of an over-indulging chocoholic, to someone being drowned in a chocolate fountain, maybe even encasing someone inside a chocolate filled sarcophagus. Maybe opening that Terry’s Chocolate Orange will open more than just orange-flavoured chocolate segments, what if Willy Wonka was the devil and had lured the children with delicious temptation that would end in their sticky demises?
I want soft centres, hard centres, maybe even a few fruity centres to get my teeth into, but I want chocolate horror.
Works around 5,000 words are most likely to meet with the editor’s approval, although slightly longer/shorter pieces will also be considered. Aim for 3,000 – 6,000.
Please follow standard manuscript format and under no circumstances use the Tab key or the Space Bar to indent your paragraphs. Either do not indent at all or use MS Word’s built in features to do so.
Submissions must be .doc, .docx, or .rtf format, typed in Courier, Garamond or Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced. Please include your full name, address, email address and telephone number at the beginning of the manuscript.
Submissions should be sent to [email protected] with the email subject header “SURNAME/CHOCOLATE/WORDCOUNT”.
Authors will retain copyright.
Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author may be submitted.
We will write to you within three to four weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if you have been successful.
PAYMENT: 4% royalties after cost, plus a copy of the book.
Via: Knightwatch Press.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!