ROOKHAVEN PUBLISHING is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for SUBMISSIONS.
Title: A Cat of Nine Tales: An Occult Detective Anthology
Editors: Tracy DeVore & Thaddeus Sexton
Format: E-Book & Limited Edition Trade Paperback
Payment: One-cent per word
Story length: Up to 2500 words
Deadline: March 21, 2012 (Please don’t inquire on story status until after August 22, 2012)
E-mail submissions to: email@example.com
We will accept .doc attachments only.
We are looking for original, character-driven stories set firmly in the occult detective genre. “Occult detective stories combine the tropes of the detective story with those of supernatural horror fiction. Unlike the traditional detective, the occult detective is employed in cases involving ghosts, curses, and other supernatural elements.” Your story should be unique and compelling, with a proclivity toward the strange and dark.
Formatting your manuscript:
Use Times New Roman (12pt).
Italicize what you want italicized.
Single space after sentence-ending punctuation.
Be sure to include your name, address, and email in the upper left corner of your manuscript. Without this your story will be rejected unread.