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Taking Submissions: These Vampires Don’t Sparkle – A Vampire Anthology

March 15, 2014

Deadline: March 15th 2014
Payment: Payment is author share divided equally among the authors. We pay twice a year.

At Sky Warrior Books, we’re not above…well, anything. Hence, we love Vampires – but NOT the sparkly kind. We’re betting you love vampires too. So, send us your best work on vampires, original or reprint (must have the rights), of stories 500 to 7000 words in length. Can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Sure, we’ll take standard horror and dark fantasy, but you can be creative. vampires in space, vampire critters, vampire love stories (uh, no erotica or sparkles), fantasy vampires, steampunk vampires, vampire humor (a strong plus), vampires on stakes…well, you get the idea.


Payment is author share divided equally among the authors. We pay twice a year.


Our deadline is March 15th, 2014. We’re planning on the e-book coming out in October, just in time for Halloween, and Christmas/Yule/Solstice/Kwanza/Hanukah/Winter Holidays/Did we miss anything?

How to Submit or The Nitty-Gritty

We accept RTF files via e-mail only to the publisher at [email protected]. Put the words: VAMPIRES DON’T SPARKLE SUBMISSION in the subject line with the title of your piece. Send us a virus and we will never accept anything from you again. Double spaced manuscript in Times New Roman or some other pretty font (not Courier!). Use italics, not underlines. Have your contact information on the manuscript including your email address. Let us know if this is a reprint and from where. Again, be sure you have the rights to reprint – we won’t chase down permissions. Fiction, nonfiction, humor, science fiction, fantasy, light horror, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, etc. No fan fiction or rip offs of popular vampires and unless you are writing humor – your vampires must NOT sparkle! And above all the story MUST HAVE VAMPIRES IN IT. 500 to 7000 words (actual). Poetry may be less, but must be high quality. Be sure to send us a manuscript free from spelling/grammar errors.

These Vampires Don’t Sparkle will be edited by Carol Hightshoe who edited the popular Zombiefied – An Anthology of all Things Zombie.

Via Sky Warrior Books.


March 15, 2014