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Announcing

MIDDLE GRADE SCARY STORY & FLASH
SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY

Project: When Ghosts Come in From the Cold, a collection of short stories and flash fiction for middle grade readers (ages 9-12). Cover art (as seen above) by Sara Netherway

Editors: Karmen Spiljak and Patrick ten Brink

Genre: Horror. Scary stories containing ghosts with plenty of things that go bump in the night, ecto-plasma, orbs and poltergeists, sinister characters with ghastly secrets who reside in the most unexpected places. Stories of not more than 3000 words and flash of not more than 500 words will be considered. Humour is good. Violence and foul language not good. Romance is okay, explicit sex not okay.

Payment: One (1) cash prize of $100 USD for 1st place story and one (1) cash prize of $100USD for 1st place flash fiction. Three (3) copies of the anthology to all selected for publication.

Submission Criteria: All short stories and flash must have gone through editing prior to submission, in other words, it must be ready for publication. Before submitting, ask yourself, “Would I recommend this to someone I like?” Writers may submit up to three (3) stories or flash for consideration, but only one (1) may be accepted for publication. Simultaneous submissions okay. Previously published stories and flash okay with written permission from the previous publisher. Who’s afraid of diversity? Not us! All nationalities encouraged to submit, but submissions must be in English. Send your submission as text in the body of an email to enquiries@idletimepress.com. In subject area write: GHOSTS. Be sure to include your contact information and a 50-75 word bio that includes previous publications as well as why you write for this audience.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1 SEPTEMBER 2022.

 

CCH
01 January 2022