Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Mountain Op

Woodland Press editor Frank Larnerd has an open call for the upcoming Strange Critters: Unusual Creatures of Appalachia anthology, and is looking for "horror stories featuring legendary, mythical, or imaginary creatures of Appalachia. Stories based on established local lore are preferred, but exceptions may be made for exceptionally crafted creatures. I am NOT looking for stories with zombies, vampires or other popular monsters. Submitted stories can be set in any time period, but must take place in the Appalachian region. Although the anthology is mainly targeted for adults, we DO NOT want stories containing language or content unsuitable for children. Submissions should also avoid unflattering Appalachian stereotypes" Length: Up to 2.5K; Payment: "five cents per word (upon publication) plus contributor copy." No reprints, electronic submission only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: June 30th, 2013.

1 comment:

  1. EEEE!!! Thanks so much for posting this!! I've been wracking my brain for a writing project I could actually tackle, and this is the perfect inspiration. I'm currently acting as a winter caretaker for a huge wilderness property in southern Appalachia - I live on a mountain all by myself. I'm going to scare myself silly trying to write this, and it will be a blast! Thanks for sharing! :)

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