For the writers out there, Mike Knost and I are editing an anthology of Christmas ghost stories. Details below.
Title: Appalachian Holiday Hauntings
Editors: Michael Knost and Mark Justice
Publisher: Woodland Press
Publication date: November 1, 2009
Word count: 1000 to 3000 words
Pay: three-cents per word plus contributor copy (one-cent per word on reprints)
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Format: Attached RTF or Word Document file. (do not copy and paste into email body)
No simultaneous or multiple submissions
No explicit language or sexual content (this project will be in regional school systems)
Deadline: September 1, 2009 (do not inquire on status of submission until after this date)
We are looking for traditional Christmas ghost stories set in the Appalachian region. Think Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with an Appalachian backdrop. However, given this example, we want to make sure you understand that stories may be set in any time frame, including the present.
We are not interested in tales that disrespect or alter the religious aspects of the holiday.