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Taking Submissions: Shadows of the Mind

August 1, 2012

Deadline: August 1, 2012
Payment: 1/4 penny for each word

Trinity Gateways is now taking submissions for our first anthology! We are currently looking for short stories for the horror anthology titled Shadows of the Mind, which will be published as an e-book with the option to print. Please read through requirements and guidelines thoroughly prior to submission.

Payment will be 1/4 penny for each word.

Story Requirements

It must be of the horror genre; we are most interested in stories that will disturb the reader. Graphic language/scenes are okay as long as integral to the story; No gratuitous sex scenes or shock-effect vulgarity. Nothing “X” rated.
It must be edited prior to submission
Minimum Word Count: 1,000
Maximum Word Count: 6,000
Final Submission Deadline: August 1, 2012, or until Submissions are Closed

Trinity Gateways Formatting Guidelines

Document file type must be either Miscrosoft Word (1997-2003, 2007, or 2010) or Open Source; no other file type will be accepted
Font Type: Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial
Font Size: 12 pt
All margins must be set to one inch (1″)
Entire document must be double-spaced
Text must be Left Justified (aligned to the left)
Do not indent paragraphs with tabs or spaces
No extra spaces (hard returns) between paragraphs
Use two (2) spaces between sentences rather than one (1)
Section breaks are to be marked with centere ***
Title page must be included in the story file submitted, and must feature:No headers, footers, or page numbers
Contact information (real name & valid e-mail address at minimum) in the top right hand corner
Word count listed in the top left hand corner
Story title centered midway down the page
The word “by” one (1) line (double-spaced) below the title
The author’s name or by-line (pen name) one (1) line (double-spaced) below “by”
Use italics instead of underline or _this_ or *this*
Use double quotation marks (“) instead of single quotation marks (‘)

Submission Guidelines

Stories submitted must follow the Trinity Gateways Formatting Guidelines above
Multiple submissions by one person are permitted
E-mail all submissions to: [email protected]
Submit one story only per e-mail
Subject line of the e-mail must contain the following information, with commas or dashes used as separators:
The title of the anthology
The title of the story being submitted
The story’s word count
The body of the e-mail should include a short author’s bio (2-4 lines only), which will be inserted after your story in the anthology, should your submission be selected for publication

NOTE: Please adhere to guideline above. Failure to do so will result in your piece not being considered for publication. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please send your inquiry to [email protected] with “Submission Question” as your subject line.

[via: Trinity Gateways.]


August 1, 2012