Release Date: October 1, 2012
Due Date for Submissions: July 31, 2012
Prose by Design is now open for submissions for Horrors of Halloween, an anthology of short stories edited by Cindy C Bennett and Sherry Gammon. The story should revolve around Halloween or horror. Your story may be in any genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, supernatural, etc.) as long as the main theme is either horror or Halloween. The inclusion of vampire, werewolves, and/or ghosts is entirely up to you, the author.
Your story must be "clean" which means no profanity or explicit sex scenes. We all like a little heat, but keep it PG13 or better. Your story must be a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 25,000 words. Royalties will be based on the number of authors published in the anthology. 50% of all profits will be divided equally among the authors. The final percentage will be specified in the contract.
Story must be submitted as an email attachment to email@example.com
Your story must be submitted by Midnight PST July 31, 2012 as .doc or .docx files. Manuscript should be 12 pt. Calibri, Times New Roman, or Arial with block style paragraphs (no tabs). Write "Halloween Horror" as the subject of the email, and include the following information in the body of the email: Name, penname (if applicable), and the title of your story. You may submit multiple stories, but only one story per author will be included in the anthology. Stories must be original and previously unpublished in any format. All authors will be informed of whether their story has been chosen to appear in the anthology on or before August 15, 2012. Contracts must be signed and returned on or before August 31, 2012. Prose by Design retains the right to edit your story for grammatical errors.