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Taking Submissions: Elements Book Three: Water (Early Listing)
August 31, 2022
Submission Window: August 1st to 31st, 2022
Payment: ¢1 per word CAD
Theme: Horror stories involving water
Water: Elements Book 3. Open August 1 – 31. Stories of horror with the theme of ‘water’ – Rated R welcomed
Water deities – Drowinings – Sea Accidents – Storms – Flooding – Draughts –
Welcome to our four-book series, dedicated to horror from the elements.
Each quarter has been assigned an ‘element’. Please review the elements and open submission windows below. Each quarter submission window is only one month, so please make sure to submit during that specific time period Patreon members will be allowed to submit one week early, and be given a one-week extension to each quarter call.
Although there can be some fantasy elements tossed in there, the overall feel of the stories must remain in the horror genre. Aim to scare.
Each part will be approximately 70,000 words and have its own ebook and paperback. Once all four sections are complete we will release a ‘collection’ containing all four books in ebook, paperback and hardcover form.
Word count: 1500 – 7000 firm.
Payment: Flat rate payment ¢1 per word CAD after approved edits.
Multiple Submission? No 💀 Only one submission per author per theme/quarter. (Fire, Earth, Air, Water)
Please use 12 pt Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, set auto-indent new paragraphs.
Add the story title to the top of the manuscript.
Do not include your name or email in the manuscript. These stories will be read “blind” by our reading team.
Title your manuscript “Title of Story – Theme” example “The Ruin – Earth”
Please make sure the title of the story and the title on the manuscript match.
How to submit? Submit via the FORM – Which will open on the start of each quarter. (A button will appear)
IF you have issues with the form, please email your manuscript to [email protected]
Title your email the same as the manuscript
What we are looking for: Unique, clever, and terrifying stories. Well-written relatable characters with flaws and real dialogue. Take us on a journey and scare the sh*t out of us while doing it.
What we are not looking for: Reprint, erotica (some sex is fine, just not all of it), rape, animal abuse (kill the dog, but don’t f* it).
Curated and Edited by S.O. Green
Remember to read the submission guidelines in full.
Failure to comply could result in your submission being rejected or sent back for correction. At this time we are only accepting manuscripts in English.
Word count requirements, themes, and deadline dates are detailed against each submission call.
Submitting your work
From this point forward we will be accepting submissions via form documents only. Please review each call out and use the link provided in the button or wording, to direct you to the correct form. You will complete the questions and upload the manuscript directly. Double check your email before you send it. If this is wrong we have no way of contacting you.
Formatting your manuscript – Blind reading
All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format. PDF’s will not be read.
Unless specified please do not include your name or any identifying information on the manuscript itself as we are reading these stories blind.
Our standard manuscript format request
Font: Times New Roman 12 point
Spacing: 1.5 line spaced. Indent new paragraphs or set formatting to do this.
Spelling: American English
Unless specified on the contract we ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for twelve months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter. Audiobook have non-exclusive rights for as long as there is a demand for the audiobook.
Paid via PayPal – see details in listing
Via: Eerie River Publishing.
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