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Taking Submissions: TBD Gothic Romance

September 30, 2022

Deadline: September 30th, 2022
Payment: $0.08 a word
Theme: Gothic romances that are equal parts horror and romance.

Submissions Open: August 1st through September 30th 

Title: TBD Gothic Romance 

Anthology of short stories

Editors: Heather & S.D. Vassallo

Theme: We’re looking for gothic romances that are equal parts horror and romance.
The short stories should be mysterious, atmospheric, and include a HEA (or happy for
now). This is an open call with no slots reserved for invitation pieces. Women
(including transgender and people otherwise marginalized because of their gender
identity) and non-binary authors only.

Must Haves: 
– Horror and romance
– Happily ever after or at least happy for now
– Overwhelming sense of menace or dread
– Atmosphere (weather) and/or place prominently add to the story
– Traditionally spooky locations, such as old manor houses or decaying plantations
aren’t necessary, but the location should be spooky.
– Actual supernatural horror, implied supernatural horror, or psychological horror
– Haunted places/houses welcome
– Sizzle: anywhere from closed door to super sizzle welcome (but the sizzle must
drive the plot forward)
– Time period: anytime in the past or present
– Location: anywhere on Earth

Won’t Accept:
– Racism
– Rape
– Incest
– Extreme Horror (excessive gore, explicit sex just for gore/sex sake)
– Reprints
– Manuscripts that don’t follow the guidelines

– Women (including transgender and people otherwise marginalized because of
their gender identity) and non-binary authors only
– Short Stories 2,000 to 6,000 words
– First page should have your legal and author name, email address, word count,
and title of story
– Font 12 pt Garamond
– Double Spaced
– No headers, footers, or special formatting
– DOC, DOCx, or RTF format
– Up to 2 short stories per author (submit separately)
– Simultaneous submissions acceptable, please let us know if your piece is
accepted elsewhere

– $0.08 a word
– Digital and paperback copy of anthology

Via: Brigids Gate Press’s Moksha.


September 30, 2022