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Taking Submissions: Lost in the Witching Hour

December 31, 2013


Deadline:December 31st 2013
Payment: $10

“Lost in the Witching Hour” 
Deadline – December 31st

Ghost stories, the paranormal, with haunted houses and demonic possession. These can be your campground fire ghost stories or something else dealing with the paranormal.


Additional Tidbits and things to know:
We do not specialize in splatter and gore for the sake of it. Intelligent, thought-provoking horror is favored over shock. Actual horror is creating a feeling and building atmosphere and writing just to make an audience squeamish is not all that is needed. That is not to say that the story can not have these elements, they just need to be used properly.

We only accept email submissions. Please ensure that they are in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf formats. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected]

Important, please note: We expect a short cover email with synopsis, and a brief bio (including previous publication credits, if any).

For written work, we DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions. However, we will consider reprints.

We are looking for the following:
*Short Stories/Novellas (up to 15,000 words), no more than three per submission;

Submissions that are accepted will receive $10 for rights listed below*. All works that meet our specifications will receive a written letter by us as to acceptance as well as a short critique.

We require one-time print/electronic rights and print/electronic archive rights. Many magazines will not publish pieces that have been published in print or on the web. Once your work has been published, it can only ever be re-marketed as a reprint severely limiting the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. If you have any questions/queries, contact us at [email protected]

*We pay $10 per 5,000 words. Short Stories under 5,000 words are paid with contributor copy.

Source: Spook Show Publishing


December 31, 2013