Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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.