Taking Submissions: The Blue, The Grey, and the Scarlet

The Blue, The Grey, and the Scarlet

Deadline: October 1st 2011
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

An anthology of Monsters, Mayhem, and a Country at War

Working Title: The Blue, The Grey, and the Scarlet- An anthology of Monsters, Mayhem, and a Country at War
Publisher: KnightWatch Press
Edited by: Shawn M. Riddle
Release Date: TBA

The Blue, The Grey, and The Scarlet is a horror anthology taking place in the United States between the years of 1861-1865. There is no subject besides horror, it is open to any sub genre of horror, zombies, ghosts, werewolves, vampires etc… Use your imagination. Each story will be unique and new. What happened on the battlefield or at home to those who fought or were involved in the Civil War. The stories do not have to be about the soldiers who fought, they can be about the people left behind at home or anyone as long as the Civil war is prominently mentioned in the story. It should also be noted that historical accuracy is a requirement. (i.e. battle dates and locations. Weapons and tactics. etc)

What we want:
We are looking for short fiction horror stories between 4,000 and 7,000 words pertaining to the ‘’Civil War’ theme of the book. Any plot that is horror themed is acceptable except for sexual content including but not limited to rape, and sexual torture of any kind. Remember that horror takes many guises.

What rights do we want?
First publishing rights, the right to use the story for as long as there is demand for the book, the right to edit each story for any missed grammatical errors, and the right to use parts of the book and the author’s name for promotion. You will keep all other rights and can republish the story anytime you choose.

What you get:
All authors will receive a copy of the book as payment.

How your stories should be sent:
All entries MUST be a .doc file. The text must be 12pt Garamond single spaced please indent paragraphs with one hit on the tab key.

Emails with submissions sent in any other format will be replied with a request to convert the file into a .doc format.

Title, Author’s Name, Word Count, and Author’s Email MUST be on the first page of the document.
The stories should be edited to the best of your ability but they will be looked over for any missed grammatical errors.
The story should be single-spaced with as little formatting as possible.

Where to send it:
Send all submissions via email to [email protected] with the subject line “Blue Grey and Scarlet Submission: Title of story”

When to send it by:
Deadline for submission is October 1st 2011. We will take all entries and choose the best of the bunch for publication!

Submissions are open to EVERYONE so take this opportunity to try for the first time or write for the hundredth time!!

If you have ANY questions at all, Email [email protected].

[via: Knightwatch Press.]