Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New anthology guidelines

Title: The Mothman Files

Publisher: Woodland Press

Editor: Michael Knost

Format: Trade Paperback

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

No reprints

Story length: Up to 3000 words

No multiple or simultaneous subs

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011

E-mail submissions to: themothmanfiles at yahoo dot com

We will accept .doc attachments only.

I am looking for fictional mothman stories. The setting is not limited to West
Virginia or any other regional area known as mothman territory.

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

Although stories will mainly target an adult/young adult audience, we DO NOT
want stories containing language or content unsuitable for children.

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, email on manuscript.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Context Writing Workshop

If you are attending Context this weekend, I wanted to let you know there are 8 seats remaining in my writing workshop.

From the website:

Level One Writers Workshop

(Saturday, August 28th, 10am-3:30pm)

Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Michael Knost will be leading this intensive workshop, which covers all the basics for new writers. If you are serious about getting published, then this is a good first step in your writing career. This workshop includes sections on Story & Plot, Description, Point of View & Dialogue, and Creating Great Characters.

$90, 5.5 hours.

Come on, I'm bringing Guinness!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Specters in Coal Dust

Hitting stores this October:


The contributors are listed in order of appearance.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pre-orders for Legends of the Mountain State 4

The fourth installment of the extremely popular "Legends of the Mountain State" series (Woodland Press) is here—and it's fantastic! As a matter of fact, Woodland Press is taking pre-orders now and books will ship by Oct. 18th, 2010, the same week as the national release of "Legends of the Mountain State 4" at the West Virginia Book Festival, Oct. 16 - 17th, held at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV.


Again, Appalachian myths, ghost tales, and folklore provide an eerie backdrop for powerful, dark, and gritty storytelling. Concerning the series, Shroud Magazine has written that myth, legend, and folklore are among the most powerful forms of storytelling, and "Legends of the Mountain State 4” will not disappoint—not one bit. Michael Knost again takes the reins as chief editor and coordinator; and here you’ll discover 13 "creeped-out" chapters—bone-chilling tales and legends to delight the reader. Stories are penned by many of the preeminent writers in the horror industry along with exceptional in-state storytellers. Authors include:

Gary A. Braunbeck
Steve Rasnic Tem
Alethea Kontis
G. Cameron Fuller
Jason Keene
Elizabeth Massie
JG Faherty
Brian J. Hatcher
S. Clayton Rhodes
Lisa Morton
Mark Justice
Lisa Mannetti
Michael Arnzen