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Taking Submissions: Mrs Rochester’s Attic

December 18, 2016

Deadline: December 18th, 2016
Payment: 1p per word up to maximum of £50 per story.
Note: Not particularly horror but seems a good fit for some of our authors.
Note: Reprints allowed

Print and Ebook anthology

In ‘Jane Eyre’ Mr Rochester kept his mad first wife locked away in his attic. Inspired by this, ‘Mrs Rochester’s Attic’ will be an anthology of gothic-tinted tales about mad love and terrible secrets. What awful things do your characters keep hidden away?

We are interested in publishing well crafted, and beautifully written stories. We prefer work that has not been published elsewhere but will accept reprints if they are a strong fit for the collection. If you are based in the UK Midlands that is an advantage.

We welcome stories with a historical setting and a ghost or two is always fun, but neither are essential. There doesn’t have to be any connection to Jane Eyre (although there can be), but the story must contain a dark, dark secret and/or doomed love.

Closing date for ‘Mrs Rochester’s Attic’ submissions: 18th December 2016.

We want writers to bring their own unique slant to the theme. We are looking for interesting voices and exciting, original ideas.

All genres are welcome.

Length: 1000-6,000 words.

Previously Published?
While we prefer new work for this anthology, we are willing to accept a small proportion of stories previously published elsewhere. Please inform us of any previous publication history and confirm the story is available for reprint. e.g. not restricted by any exclusivity clauses in a past contract.

Multiple Submissions?
No multiple submissions.

Simultaneous Submissions?
Yes. But please inform us if your story is accepted elsewhere after submitting it to us.

General Submission Information

To Submit: Click here to go to our submissions portal. There you will be required to create an account for submitting to this anthology. Please submit your story as an attachment rather than a plain text submission. Word .doc or .rtf files only.

In the biography box please include your name, where you live, and explain how your story meets the criteria of the anthology. If you wish, you may want to tell us about your writing experience to date and any previously published work as well as a link to your website if you have one.

Please send documents in standard manuscript format. Details here: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Payment: 1p per word up to maximum of £50 per story.

Closing Date
Closing date for ‘Mrs Rochester’s Attic’ submissions: 18th December 2016.

About Us

Mantle Lane Press is based in Leicestershire.

Via: Mantle Lane Press.


December 18, 2016