Monday, July 26, 2010

I need stories!

I have about ten good stories for my upcoming Legends of the Mountain State 4
anthology, but need around three more stories in order to send to the publisher.

I have more to read, but am getting ready to send rejections...and I still need
around three stories ASAP. Are you up for it?

If you have something that would fit the guidelines, or are a fast writer, now
is your chance to send me something for this.

The following guidelines should give you all the information you need.

Send me your best!

Michael Knost

Title: Legends of the Mountain State 4

Publisher: Woodland Press

Editor: Michael Knost

Format: Trade Paperback

Payment: five-cents per word (upon publication) plus contributor copy.

No reprints (and please do not resubmit rejected stories from previous editions)

Story length: Up to 2000 words

No multiple or simultaneous subs

Deadline: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Send submissions to:

E-mail submissions only. We will accept .doc attachments only. Do NOT copy and
paste story into the body of your e-mail. Send submissions or inquiries to the
above e-mail address.

I do NOT want stories with legends or ghosts already covered in previous
editions of this series. Reading the other books is a great way to see what I am

Stories MUST expand a known legend/ghost tale from the state of West Virginia.

You do not need to be a West Virginian to submit, but you will need to keep the
story (and legend/ghost) true to the state. All stories should include real
towns and counties from the Mountain State. Do not tell us the biography of a
legend/ghost—-tell us a story with the legend or ghost at story's center.

We are looking for tales with a solid plot and good character development.
Stories should grab the reader's attention quickly and hold it until the end. We
want powerful and emotional tales that are creepy, chilling, disturbing, and

***However, we DO NOT want stories containing language or content unsuitable for

Formatting your manuscript:

Use Times New Roman (12)
Italicize what you want italicized
Single space after sentence-ending punctuation.

Be sure to include your name, address, etc.

We purchase First World Anthology Rights for publication in the English language
anywhere in the world.

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