Sunday, April 18, 2010

New anthology guidelines

Submission Guidelines:

Title: Appalachian Folklore: Dark Tales of Superstition and Old Wives’ Tales

Publisher: Woodland Press

Editors: Michael Knost and Eugene Johnson

Format: Trade Paperback

Payment: Three-cents per word and one contributor copy.

Story Length: Up to 2500 words

Deadline: September 1, 2010

Please do not query about submissions until November 1, 2010.

Send Submissions to:

Please send attachments (.doc or .rtf) when submitting, please do not copy and paste in the body of the email.

Publication Date: Late 2010

Please take note this is a theme anthology…if your story does not fit the theme, it will not be considered. Therefore, please adhere to the following: Stories should be horror or dark fiction and dealing with a known Appalachian superstition or old wives’ tale. We DO NOT want stories with excessive content or language.

We purchase First English Anthology Rights, non-exclusive audio and e-rights for publication in the English language anywhere in the world.

Manuscript format: Please double-space, use 12-point Times New Roman font, use a slug line in the header (not into the manuscript itself), use bold, italics, underline where desired…format just as you intend the reader to see it. Also don't forget to include your name and contact info in the manuscript.

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  1. Am I correct in assuming that "We DO NOT want stories with excessive content or language" means sexual content and curse words?

  2. I'm not familiar with the term "slug line". Does this "in the header, not in the manuscript" mean that you want the title in the header, but not in the manuscript?


  3. When I visited your area, residents gifted me with local history. Finding I was to be there only a few days, they asked, “How hard can you listen? How fast can you read?” One of their wonderful anecdotes was of a pastor giving an inexpensive, glass, pickle dish to each of the womenfolk at Christmas and how these dishes became prized family possessions. The warm memory of those pickle dishes stayed with me over the years and has been mentioned in my own story just submitted. (THE WITCH'S HOUSE)