Thursday, July 31, 2008

Woodland Press seeks WV Writers, Inc. members for new haunted anthology

Working Title:

Appalachian Mountain Monsters & Mayhem
Freaks, Ghouls and Creatures that Live Among Us


-- Publisher: Woodland Press, LLC
-- Format: Trade Paperback
-- Payment: three cents per word (up to 2,200 words and upon publication) plus one copy. Reprints will receive half a cent per word.
-- Story length: 1,000 to 2,200 words
-- No multiple or simultaneous subs.
-- Email submissions only. We will accept .doc or .rtf attachments only. Do not copy and paste story into the body of your email?use this for your cover page information. Send submissions or inquiries michaelknost@mac.com or woodlandpressllc@me.com
-- Photos permitted if they somehow pertain directly to the story
-- Turnaround time should be 30 to 60 days. If you have not received a response after 60 days, send an inquiry to: michaelknost@mac.com
-- Deadline: November 15, 2008
-- Target publication date: Spring 2009

Stories MUST create or expand a monster/legend/ghost-tale/folklore from the state of West Virginia or Kentucky. We're seeking stories--fiction or nonfiction--about Mountain and Bluegrass State legends/ghosts/monsters (yet, our preference for this anthology is monster tales). You do not need to be a West Virginian to write the story, but you do need to keep the story (and tall tale) true to West Virginia or Kentucky. All stories should include real towns and counties. Do not tell us the biography of the legend, tell us a story with the legend or monster at the plot's center.

We seek tales with a solid plot and good character development. Monster tales should grab the reader's attention quickly and hold it
until the end. We want powerful and emotional tales -- creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. However, we DO NOT want stories
containing explicit language or content.

The most common reasons for rejection will be lack of originality, slow pacing, poor writing, and/or failure to follow the guidelines.
Please visit http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html for the only manuscript format we accept.

We purchase non-exclusive Electronic Rights, First English Anthology Rights, and First World Anthology Rights, for publication in the
English language anywhere in the world, and in clothbound, paperback, World Wide Web, reprint, Audio, and eBook editions of the publication. For previously published Work, we purchase non-exclusive Electronic Rights, non-exclusive English Anthology Rights, and non-exclusive World Anthology Rights, for publication in the English language anywhere in the world, and in clothbound, paperback, World Wide Web, reprint, Audio, and eBook editions of the publication.

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