Taking Submissions: Strange Girls – Women in Horror Anthology

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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)
Email
Story Title
Word Count
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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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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