Taking Submissions: Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror

Deadline: October 31st, 2021
Payment: Poetry – $10 USD, Flash – $15 USD, Short Fiction – $35 USD, Novelette – $75 USD
Theme: Well-crafted stories and poems of cosmic horror in the same vein as Lucy A. Snyder, Laird Barron, Algernon Blackwood, Robert W. Chambers, Mary SanGiovanni, Victor LaValle, Betty Rocksteady, and Caitlin R. Kiernan.
Note: All entries (either the author or the story) needs to have a Utah connection

Timber Ghost Press is proud to present Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror. With the help of the Utah Horror Writers*, Timber Ghost Press is excited to be publishing the eighth collection of Utah horror.

We are seeking well-crafted stories and poems of cosmic horror in the same vein as Lucy A. Snyder, Laird Barron, Algernon Blackwood, Robert W. Chambers, Mary SanGiovanni, Victor LaValle, Betty Rocksteady, and Caitlin R. Kiernan. For this anthology, all entries must have a Utah connection, either on the part of the author or the story itself (it is called Utah horror for a reason).

The stories will be evaluated in a blind read by three judges and must receive at least two ”yes” votes to be accepted. Therefore, when submitting, please ensure that there is no identifying information in the story itself.

We anticipate an April 2022 release. Accepted authors will receive payment according to the pay scale below, plus a contributor’s copy of the anthology. (format?)

Deadline: October 31st, 2021

The Following Categories are Open for Submission:
Poetry
Flash Fiction: 1000 words or less
Short Fiction: 1001-5000 words
Novelette: 5001-12,000 words (only one novelette will be accepted)

Payment:
Poetry – $10 USD
Flash – $15 USD
Short Fiction – $35 USD
Novelette – $75 USD

What We Do Not Want:
Timber Ghost Press may outright reject stories that contain the following:

  • ​​Pedophilia\Rape\Child Abuse
  • Animal Abuse
  • Extreme Violence or Gore Just for the Sake of It


Multiple or Simultaneous Submissions:
You may submit up to three poems and/or once in each category. For example, you may submit three poems, a piece of flash fiction, a short story, and a novelette if you like. Regarding simultaneous submissions, we don’t mind as long as you let us know if your story gets accepted elsewhere.

Submission Format:
Please submit your manuscript in either .docx, .doc, or .rtf following Shunn format (with the exception of personal information inside the document itself as it is a blind read).

*Note: While the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association assists with the anthologies each year, the UHWA and the HWA proper in no way officially sponsors these anthologies. These books are put together to help spread the love of horror to readers everywhere.

Via: Timber Ghost Press.

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Stuart Conover

Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!

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