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Taking Submissions: Shadows Over Main Street Volume 3 (Limited Window)

February 19, 2023

Submission Window: February 17th – 19th, 2023
Payment: contributors copy and 5 cents per word
Theme: Small-town Lovecraftian horror

This a very short window for a limited number of story slots available in the forthcoming Shadows Over Main Street Volume 3 anthology of small-town Lovecraftian horror. The ideal length for submissions is 1,500 – 4,000 words. No reprints, please. One-time payment for your story is 5 cents per word. Includes contributor copies and author-discounted copies upon request. Standard (Shunn) or similar formatting on all submissions, submitted as a Word or RTF file.

Send your email submission to [email protected] NO SOONER than February 17 and NO LATER than February 19. Submissions received outside of this two-day window will be deleted unread

The Shadows Over Main Street anthology series features stories inspired by the idea of small-town America (or elsewhere) pitted against unfathomable cosmic horrors from beyond time and space. We especially welcome stories that challenge Lovecraft’s insular and racist worldview rather than traffic in it or celebrate it. If it smacks of antiquated, discriminatory propaganda, the story will be rejected immediately… no further discussion on the matter. Volume 3 is to be the final book in the series, so extra points for stories that are apocalyptic in theme.

See the book’s description below:

This is the end…
…but it’s also just another Friday night in small-town America.
High school football teams vie for glory atop green fields while eldritch rot burbles underneath. Mom-and-pop shops shutter their storefronts while moms and dads lock their front doors… unaware that the real threats aren’t of this Earth and already surround them, waiting until the stars are right.
The sun is about to set on Main Street once and for all.
In Shadows Over Main Street Volume 3, Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward bring you the final, apocalyptic word in their groundbreaking series of small-town Lovecraftian terror. This is how it ends—not with a whimper, but a rising chorus in worship of the unthinkable along the back roads of America.
We knew you’d come back. You’re home.

Via: Bleeding Edge Books Facebook.


February 19, 2023


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