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Taking Submissions: J is for Jack-o’-Lantern
May 31, 2021
Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Theme: J is for Jack-o’-Lantern
J is for Jack-o’-Lantern – Submissions open April 1st. Deadline May 31st.
Halloween in theme for these stories but the Jack-o’-Lantern must play a key role.
We are currently calling for submissions for a series of horror anthologies – The A-Z of Horror. The series will be based on a variety of themes and will consist of twenty-six books in total. We are looking for short horror stories, between 4000 and 8000 words, on each of the themes listed below. You may submit to more than one book, but we will only include a maximum of one story from each author, in each book. Being accepted into one book does not guarantee acceptance into one of the others.
The story must be your own work, to which you hold the rights. The story must not be available elsewhere and, if accepted, we will hold the rights to it for three months from the date of publication. After that time, you may use the story however you wish.
Any sub-genre of horror is suitable, even extreme, so long as the story fits the theme of that book and does not include anything which may unnecessarily cause offence [Editor’s Note: This market has specific guidelines for things they do not want to see. Please click on the link at the bottom of this post for all the details and follow their guidelines: it’s the polite and respectful thing to do. Also, it will help those submitting avoid being rejected on anything other than the quality of their work.]
Payment for the story will be £10, to be paid by PayPal, as well as a contributor’s e-book of the finished book.
Please send submissions in a Word document (ideally Times New Roman 12pt, single spaced) to [email protected] with the title of the book you are submitting to in the subject line. Please ensure you have included your name on the Word document. If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch using the Contact page. We aim to respond to submissions within 2 weeks of the deadline, but feel free to get in touch if you haven’t heard back within this timescale. Good luck!
Via: Red Cape Publishing.
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