Title: Forest of Fear – Volume I
Subtitle: A Mini Anthology of Halloween Microfiction
Genre: Speculative Horror
Word count: 100 words exactly (not including title)
Submissions format: See Submission Guidelines.
Acceptable file types: See Submission Guidelines.
Multiple Submissions: Yes. Maximum of 5 per author. 3 possible acceptances ONLY. Each submission MUST be sent individually.
Format: eBook & Trade Paperback
Compensation: This is a non-paying, exposure only opportunity.
Details: This will be an annual mini anthology of 100 Halloween (All Hallows Eve, Samhain etc) themed microfictions to celebrate the holiday! We’re looking for exactly 100-word tales (drabbles) of Speculative Halloween Horror. Submissions must fit the theme, the genre, and the story must take place outdoors!
Examples: Camping, trekking, Trick-or-Treating, cavorting in the woods, rituals beneath the stars to summon spirits, grave-digging, haunted forests, mysterious murders in abandoned parks and dark alleyways, psychological torture by unseen entities, the undead rising to feast on the living, the fae stealing children away… Ultimately, we’re looking to feature a broad variety of supernatural creatures and entities from all cultures and backgrounds across the world! Horrify us.
Submissions Open: September 1st
Submissions Close: September 21st, or sooner if filled!
Expected Pre-Order Release: October 24th.
Release Date: October 31st.
Send to: bloodsongbooks[at]mail.com (Yes, it’s correct.)
Subject line & Document name: Halloween Anthology – Story Title – Author Name
Include: Your website, or most relevant Social Media link. Biographies will not feature.
Please Note: Feedback will not be given. All edits, as per contract, will be at our discretion. If this does not suit you, please do not submit. If you are unsure of anything pertaining to your submission, please refer to the Submission Guidelines.