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Taking Submissions: Horror over the Handlebars

January 15

Deadline: January 15th, 2024
Payment: $30 and a contributors copy
Theme: 80’s and 90s nostalgia horror set in Connecticut

80s and 90s horror…Coming of age, kids on bikes
Imagine It, Stand by Me, Stranger Things, Dark, Good Omens, set in Connecticut.
Welcome to Horror Over the Handlebars!

This is the first in a series of Connecticut-based anthologies–Yankee Scares. All stories must be set in Connecticut. Preference will be given to writers who:
Live in Connecticut — Have some connection to Connecticut — Live in New England. Other writers may apply and will be offered space as available.

For this first anthology, we are looking for 80’s and 90s nostalgia horror–the “kids on bikes” coming of age genre, although children riding bicycles aren’t required. Look at the kids in the above examples.

Open to stories 1,000 to 8,000 words, in English. Query for longer stories.
We are not considering stories written, or co-written, by AI at this time.
Payment $30 for first publication rights, plus a hard copy and PDFs of all future Yankee Scares anthologies. Query for reprints.
Submissions close January 15, 2024
Publication target: August 2024

Submit your manuscript in docx to https://forms.gle/Bag4ZzveRv3gATXC6. Use SHUNN manuscript formatting.
Please give us a month to respond. Please follow Bert for updates on Facebook


Gevera Bert Piedmont
Author of the Mickey Crow paranormal series and creator of the Quetzalcoatl Ascending world.

John Opalenik
Author of The Primeval duology, The Blue Beneath the Mountain, and Among the Willows.
Member of HWA/HWA-CT

Publisher: Transformations by Obsidian Butterfly, LLC
Publication format: Paperback and Kindle
Rights:  revert to author one year after publication

About this Project
This is the first Yankee Scares anthology, a project planned by and for Connecticut horror writers, about Connecticut. Since Connecticut is small, we realize we may have to let other writers play in our scary sandbox, and that’s okay with us. We have plenty of sand here to bury you in. — Bert & John

Via: Obsidian Butterfly.


January 15


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