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Taking Submissions: Playrooms

May 1, 2015

Deadline: May 1st, 2015
Payment: 4% royalties after cost.

Do you remember your childhood? Are all those memories happy ones? What about that creepy little doll that always seemed to be lying under your bed… the one that made you tuck your blanket around your feet so that it couldn’t climb in during the night to GET you? Do you remember that as well? What about the scary old caretaker who shouted at you on your first day of school… what exactly was it that he didn’t want you to see in the cleaning cupboard?
PLAYROOMS is an anthology where all childhood fears become real. Submissions should feature spaces associated with young children (bedrooms, tree houses, schools, nurseries, etc.) and/or toys, items, objects associated with childhood. Stories should also contain elements of the fantastical or supernatural. Let your fears run rampant with this!
Tales dealing with children suffering sexual assault in any manner are likely to be rejected. If something of this nature is integral to the plot of your story then proceed with extreme caution and tackle it as tastefully as possible. It is best avoided altogether.
Works around 5,000 words are most likely to meet with the editor’s approval, although slightly longer/shorter pieces will also be considered. Aim for 3,000 – 6,000.
Please follow standard manuscript format and under no circumstances use the Tab key or the Space Bar to indent your paragraphs. Either do not indent at all or use MS Word’s built in features to do so.
Submissions must be .doc, .docx, or .rtf format

Include your full name, address, email address and telephone number at the beginning of the manuscript.
PAYMENT: 4% royalties after cost.
Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12
Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address)
Be sent to [email protected] as .doc or .rtf documents with the email subject header “SURNAME/PLAY/WORDCOUNT”.
Authors will retain copyright.
Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author can be submitted.
We will write to you within approximately four to eight weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if you have been successful.

Via: Knightwatch Press.


May 1, 2015