Legends of the Mountain State: Ghostly Tales from the State of West Virginia.

“We want stories about West Virginia legends/ghosts. You do not need to be a West Virginian to write the story, but you do need to keep the story (and
legend/ghost) true to the State,” says Editor Michael Knost. “All stories should include real towns and counties from the Mountain State. Do not tell us the biography of a legend/ghost, tell us a story with the legend or ghost at the plot’s center. Visit: Shadowlands.net for a few known legends/ghosts in West Virginia.

They’re looking for tales with a solid plot and good character development. Stories should grab the reader’s attention quickly and hold it until the end. They want powerful and emotional tales – creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. However, they do not want stories containing explicit language or content.

Publisher: Woodland Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Payment: one cent per word (up to 2000 words and upon publication) plus one copy. Reprints will receive half a cent per word.
Story Length: 1000 to 2000 words. No multiple or simultaneous subs.
Deadline: March 31, 2007, Publication date: October 2007

Email submissions only. They’ll accept .doc or .rtf attachments only. Do not copy and paste story into the body of your email. Send submissions or inquiries to: Ghostly Tales

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