Deadline: May 20, 2019
Payment: $5 flat fee per story (author must have a valid PayPal address as that will be used for payment)
We will be creating an anthology titled Strange Girls. It will be a collection of fictional short stories in which the protagonist will either be a girl or the short story will feature a girl. We’re aiming for the horror genre. Short stories should focus on a certain strange trait in a girl, whether the trait is physical (ex. Deformity), mental (ex. Demonic possession, telekinesis), creature-like (ex. Vampire, shapeshifter, mythological creature, mermaid, etc.), or supernatural (ex. Ghosts, banshees, wraith, etc.) or aliens. 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!
Publisher: Twisted Wing Productions
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.
Bonus: Characters in stories are own voices, POC, or LGBTQ
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)
Third person biography
Acceptance letters will be sent out by June 1. The anthology will be published both in e-book and print formats with an estimated publication date of January 2020.
Check out our first Women in Horror Anthology – My American Nightmare
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