Taking Submissions: My American Nightmare Anthology

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Payment: $10 flat fee per story

We will be creating an anthology titled My American Nightmare. It will be a collection of fictional short stories in which the protagonist will be between the ages of 13-19 (we’re aiming for the YA horror genre), the setting MUST take place in the United States (hence the title of the anthology), AND the author submitting MUST BE FEMALE. The author must retain full rights to the work intended for our consideration and that the work itself is complete and not published anywhere else (including personal websites or social media). Having been previously published isn’t a requirement, if you have a compelling story, send it to us!

The short stories must also be inspired by horror stories drawn from literature, television, film, or music, to create a unique spin on classic tales of terror (please include the source of inspiration of the short story at the end). Think Slasher Girls and Monster Boys YA anthology to get an idea of what we’re looking for.

Requirements: Stories must NOT exceed 8,000 words.

Format: Word doc, 12 font, double space Arial or Times New Roman.

Not a reprint.

We are asking for exclusive first worldwide electronic and print rights for 18 months and the right to keep the story in print, and nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology. We do not place any limits on what the author does with the story after the exclusivity period.

We are not looking for poetry or screenplays.

Submission method: Please send story as an attachment (.doc or docx. Only) to azzurranox[at]yahoo.com

Please include the following with your submission:

Author (Legal Name)

Pen name (if applicable)

Email

Story Title

Word Count

Source of inspiration behind story (which books, movies, fairy tales, or songs the story was inspired by)

Third person biography

Acceptance letters will be sent out by June 1. Anthology will publish in ebook format ONLY and will be coming out in the Fall of 2017.

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About azzurranox

Born in Catania, Sicily, she has led a nomadic life since birth. She has lived in various European cities and Cuba, and currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Always an avid reader and writer from a young age, she loved entertaining her friends with ghost stories. She loves horror movies, cats, and a good rock show. She dislikes Mondays and chick-flicks. CUT HERE, her debut paranormal urban fantasy was inspired by a nightmare the writer had a few years ago. Some of her favourite authors include Anne Rice, Oscar Wilde, Chuck Palahniuk, and Isabella Santacroce. View all posts by azzurranox

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