For Women Writers Only
Word Length: 7 000 - 10,000 words
Payment: $100 Flat Fee Per Story
Submission Period: July 2006 - November 2006
Reading Period: December 2006 - April 2007
Ghosts, haunted castles, and things that go bump in the night. A trip to Egypt; the mummies and the pull of a primordial tomb. Ancient Aztec ruins and the burning fever of a jungle. Is a sinister cult operating in a small town near you? Do you feel the pull of something otherworldly just beyond the veil of everyday? The supernatural have existed in cultures for thousands of years, all around the world.
I am looking for stories that explore these and other weird happenings, and are centered around a 'whodunit' type conundrum. The sleuth of the story-whether amateur or professional-must be a lesbian character. No excessive violence. Humor is welcome. No fan fiction. Character driven stories with strong emphasis on storytelling essential.
If you're looking for a reference/indication of the types of stories I'm looking for, you should familiarize yourself with the following authors:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Submissions should be unpublished, original short stories. If you feel you have a story that does not fit that word count but would be perfect for the anthology, please query to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure your submission includes your surface mailing address and phone number in addition to a valid return email address.
Submissions (disposable copies) should be sent to:
129 Layard Street
Exceptions can be made for email subs, but query first to: email@example.com