Taking Submissions: Literally Dead: Tales of Holiday Hauntings
Deadline: January 20th, 2023
Payment: 6 cents per word
Theme: Classic paranormal, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, haunted places and objects, and the eerily unexplained that take place on or around the winter holidays.
Edited by Gaby Triana
Release Date: September 21st, 2023
LITERALLY DEAD is back for more ghostly atmospheric moodiness with a new volume: Tales of Holiday Hauntings. We’re inviting writers of dark fiction to submit short stories of classic paranormal, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, haunted places and objects, and the eerily unexplained that take place on or around the winter holidays.
#ownvoices, BIPOC, gender-diverse, LGBTQIA, and authors of other marginally represented groups highly encouraged to apply.
NOT looking for:
Children’s, poetry, long fiction, novellas, flash fiction, slasher, vampires, werewolves, zombies, extreme, or creature horror. Just ghost stories that take place during the winter days of Christmas, Hanukkah, winter solstice, Yule, Kwanzaa, etc. Whimsical, action-packed, funny, terrifying, melancholy…the tone is up to you.
Contributors so far: Ramsey Campbell, Cynthia Pelayo, John Palisano, V. Castro, Hailey Piper, Jonathan Janz, Stephanie Wytovich, & more!
No reprints, multiple submissions, or simultaneous submissions. Original fiction only.
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2023
Expected Publishing Date: Sep. 21, 2023
Submit .doc or .docx attachment to: [email protected]
Subject line: LITERALLY DEAD 2 – “Story Title” by “Author Name”
Via: Alien Head Entertainment.
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