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Taking Submissions: If I Die Before I Wake: Volume 4
Deadline: September 29th, 2020
Payment: $40.00 and contributors copy
Theme: Stories must feature nightmare creatures and must be written in the horror genre.
Do you want your story to appear in the next volume of the Better Off Dead Series?
IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE: Volume 4
Please read carefully. Submissions that don’t meet the guidelines will be automatically rejected.
All submissions will be reviewed after the submission deadline and chosen stories will be published in IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE- TALES OF NIGHTMARE CREATURES – The Better Off Dead Series Volume 4, which will be released in the Spring of 2021
Submissions must be between 5,000 and 10,000 words
Title, submitter’s name, pen name (if different), word count and email address must be centered at the top of your submission
Submissions must be 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double spaced with special first-line indentation of 0.5″
Submissions must be in .Docx format with 1″ margins all around
Submissions should be clean and edited
Submissions must feature nightmare creatures and must be written in the horror genre. Creatures can be classic creatures, like werewolves, vampires, or mummies, or can be entirely unique or fresh/new.
Submissions cannot contain graphic sexual or rape scenes
Submissions must not have been published elsewhere before in any medium
The number of stories published will depend on word count of the chosen stories, but will be no less than ten stories and no more than twenty
Authors may submit as many stories as they want for review, however, there will be a limit of one published story per author
Simultaneous submissions are okay
The deadline for submission is September 29th, 2020
Authors will be notified by October 31st, 2020 if their story was selected
DON’T END UP IN THE SLUSH PILE!
You worked hard on your story, so don’t take a chance on it never being read. Did you read the Submission Guidelines? Did you follow them? Does your story meet theme and word count? Unfortunately, we cannot consider stories that do not meet submission guidelines. It could be the best story that mankind will ever read and we will never know. Why? Because if your submission doesn’t meet guidelines, it will automatically be deleted. Don’t let this happen to you.
Authors That Are Selected For Inclusion Will:
Have their story published in the anthology
Receive a one-time payment of $40.00 (USD) per selected story
Receive a free softcover copy of the anthology within 45 days following the release date
Have access to buy author copies of softcover and hardcover editions at publisher’s cost, plus shipping
Agree to sign a Memorandum of Agreement giving permission for the story to be used in the anthology
Via: Sinister Smile Press.