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Taking Submissions: Twisted Tales of Halloween Horror: Carnival Carnage

March 29

Deadline: March 29th, 2024
Payment: $15 USD and 4% royalties for 4 years
Theme: Halloween themed horror story that takes place around a carnival
Note: Female identifying authors only. This INCLUDES trans women and non-binary/gender fluid.

The Sisterhood of the Black Pen is back at it again! Submissions are open for our next spicy Halloween horror anthology! This time, a carnival is home to our nightmares.
Female identifying authors only. This INCLUDES trans women and non-binary/gender fluid.
Submissions due by March 29th, 2024.
🚨Story Requirements🚨
-7k-10k words roughly. Give or take.
-Majority of setting must take place in or around a carnival.
-Carnival must be Halloween themed, or story must take place on Halloween day, or a Halloween world, or any variation of these things.
-Must contain at least one spicy scene.

👻Why submit a short horror story to us?👻
-We pay $15 USD to each author chosen PLUS around 4% royalties (depending on our final story count) for 4 years. 💰💵
-Rights returned after 6 months of publication date.
-We are NOT a publishing house. We are two indie authors who are women who want to help other women. (trans women and non-binary/gender fluid included) succeed in the indie author world.
-Our second anthology Twisted Tales of Halloween Horror sold over 4,000 copies. It was voted Best Indie Horror Book 2023 (hosted by @catiereadsandwrites on IG) Hosted by readers, nominated by readers, voted on by readers! It holds over 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.
-We handle everything from cover design to marketing and everything in between. BUT we communicate with authors during design and help create something we all love. Simultaneously, we walk authors through what we are doing and how we are doing it so that newer authors can learn the steps of indie publication.
-Authors finalize their edits which keeps a lot of control in their hands.
-We design graphics and pre-write posts so that authors can market as much or as little as they’re comfortable with, but it’s not required. (Just very much appreciated and great for sales. 😂)
-It’s fun!

Submit your stories here!

Via: Ladies of Horror’s Facebook.