Monday, November 26, 2012

Anthology Guidelines

Title: Strange Critters: Unusual Creatures of Appalachia
Publisher: Woodland Press
Editor: Frank Larnerd
Format: Trade Paperback, ebook
Payment: five-cents per word (upon publication) plus contributor copy.
No reprints
Story length: Up to 2500 words
No multiple or simultaneous subs
Deadline: 12:00am Sunday, June 30th, 2013
E-mail submissions to:
RTF, DOC, or DOCX  attachments only.

I am looking for horror stories featuring legendary, mythical, or imaginary creatures of Appalachia. Stories based on established local lore are preferred, but exceptions may be made for exceptionally crafted creatures. I am NOT looking for stories with zombies, vampires or other popular monsters. Submitted stories can be set in any time period, but must take place in the Appalachian region.

Although the anthology is mainly targeted for adults, we DO NOT want stories containing language or content unsuitable for children. Submissions should also avoid unflattering Appalachian stereotypes.

Accepted Manuscript Formatting:
Use Times New Roman (12).
Italicize what you want italicized.
Single space after sentence-ending punctuation.
Be sure to include your name, address, and email on your manuscript.

artwork by Joseph Lusk