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Submission Guidelines for DEAD HARVEST

A Collection of Dark Tales

Scarlet Galleon Publications is proud to announce its inaugural horror/dark fiction anthology CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.

We invite you to submit a story for consideration! Original stories only please. NO reprints, duplicate or simultaneous submissions.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014 (Autumnal Equinox)

Open Period for Submissions: May 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014. Any submissions emailed before or after set call dates will be deleted.

Project Title: DEAD HARVEST – A Collection of Dark Tales

Subject/Theme: Open concept horror/dark fiction stories. 4,000 – 9,000 words.  If your story consists of a ‘harvest,’ ‘autumnal,’ or ‘agricultural’ theme, great, but it need not be to be consideration.

Manuscript Format: 12 pt Times New Roman; double-spaced; formatted tabs with 0.3 auto indent; extra line between paragraphs; pages numbered; your name/contact information/story title in header of every page.

Submissions must be sent directly to Scarlet Galleon Publications as an email attachment. Any questions or concerns should also be directed to Scarlet Galleon Publications  by emailing them directly to:

[email protected]

In your email please include your full name, title of the work you’re submitting, and the final word count of your manuscript.

It is expected that submissions will be fully edited and proofread prior to being sent in for consideration. Submissions with incorrect grammar, misspellings, or formatting issues will be disqualified and therefore excluded from the review process. ALL submissions that are accepted for publication in DEAD HARVEST – A Collection of Dark Tales, will be subject to minor editorial corrections. Any stories needing more than minor edits, but meritorious for their originality and content, will be discussed with the contributor prior to exclusion, however Scarlet Galleon Publications maintains the right to disqualify the entry if the overall editorial process would prove too exhaustive.

Submissions MUST be sent in DOC files; please NO DOCX. If your story is not in DOC format, it will deleted.

If your story is selected for publication, payment will include $25.00 (within 30 days of acceptance, or contract signing) and one (1) print edition of DEAD HARVEST – A Collection of Dark Tales, (within 90 days of publication).  Scarlet Galleon Publications will retain first worldwide publication rights for a period of 12 months from the date of publication.

Upon acceptance of your story, a brief biography will be requested, to be included at the end of the anthology. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of your publications or weblinks, just a short bio to let readers know about the contributors.

Again, kindly submit ALL correspondence dirctly to: [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: ANY submissions or inquiries sent anywhere other than to the email address provided above will be deleted.

Scarlet Galleon Publications would like to thank you for your interest, and wish each of you luck in writing a story filled with originality and all-out terror.

Now, get those stories written!

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