Taking Submissions: Dose of Dread October 2021 (Early Listing)
Submission Window: October 1st-15th, 2021
Theme: Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.
Submissions OPEN (Monthly, 1st – 15th). Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.
Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Firm.
Author Compensation: $10, paid via PayPal.
Publication: Dread Stone Press website (Dose of Dread).
Reading Periods: Monthly, 1st to 15th. Any stories submitted outside of each reading period will not be read. Two (2) stories will be selected out of each reading period for publication the following month.
Rights: First World Electronic Rights. Non-exclusive rights thereafter. No reprint restrictions after publication.
Original stories ONLY. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but NO multiple submissions. You may submit again the next month if rejected. If your story is accepted, please sit out one reading period before submitting again.
Please, for everyone’s sake, no rough drafts. Successful pieces will require little to no proofreading edits.
Email your submission as a Word document attachment to [email protected] with “DOSE – [Story Title] – [Author Name]” in the subject line.
Please see the General Submission Guidelines below for additional formatting information.
General Submission Guidelines
Rejections for Dose of Dread submissions will be sent by the end of the month submitted. If you have not received a reply by then, feel free to follow-up. All rejections will be form rejections. It’s not personal, promise. Which also means please don’t respond to rejections. It’s unnecessary.
For Dose of Dread submissions, please send your work by email to [email protected] with the subject line format: “DOSE – [Story title] – [Author name]”.
Address your email to “Editor” or “Alex”.
Please provide a brief cover letter in the body of the email (title, word count, relevant info, etc). Do not stress over or overthink this.
Please include an author bio of 100 words or less, written in third person, plus any links (e.g. to a website / Twitter) if you wish to include them.
Please submit your work as an email attachment in .doc/.docx format. Any other attachment type or stories copy/pasted into the body of the email will not be read.
Ensure your document contains your story title, your name (or pen name), and an approximate word count.
Please include a header on each page of your document with your surname, title and page number.
Your document should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt., with double line spacing and indented paragraphs.
All payments will be made via PayPal.
Query [email protected] for any questions or concerns.
Via: Dreadstone Press.
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