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Taking Submissions: History and Horror, Oh My!

July 15, 2014


Deadline: July 15th, 2014
Payment: free trade paperback copy of the book, plus a $5 advance on royalties

An anthology of historical horror stories. What we mean by ‘historical’: your story should be set in a time at least fifty years ago. You know how they recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles playing the Ed Sullivan show? Yeah, your story should be set during that time or before. Please strive for historical accuracy as needed. If you send us a story where a witch is burned in 1600s Massachusetts, it will be a strike against acceptance.

If your story seems better qualified for History and Mystery, Oh My! we will consider it for that anthology instead. Horror and mystery overlap sometimes.

We’re seeking stories that are a maximum of 8000 words in length. Query about reprints. We will accept multiple submissions, but not simultaneous submissions. Open submission period: March 15 – July 15th, 2014.

All contributors will receive a free trade paperback copy of the book, plus a $5 advance on royalties. Contributors will also be able to purchase more print copies at a 50% discount on the cover price. We’re seeking first world rights in English to publish in print and electronic format for 12 months, beginning on the date of publication. Please see our Guidelines and Payment page for further information on the rights we ask for and the compensation we offer.

Publisher’s note: Mystery and Horror is a market that welcomes LBGTQ, multiethnic,multinational, nontraditional, and unusual fiction. We are concerned with well-written stories involving well-developed characters.

Via: Mystery and Horror LLC.


July 15, 2014