Horror Short Story Submission Opportunities

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Just wanted to let everyone know about two opportunities for horror writers. You’ll have to click on the links for the official submission guidelines.

The first opportunity comes from Charon Coin Press, and is titled Paying the Ferryman. Stories should be between 3,000 and 9,000 words, and shed some light on what happens after our main character dies. This open call for submissions begins on June 1st, 2014. Get your stories polished!

Read the official announcement from Charon Coin Press here: http://charoncoinpress.com/open-submissions/paying-the-ferryman/

The second opportunity comes from Cohesion Press, who will be publishing one of my short stories in SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror. This new anthology is calling for stories that blur the lines between truth and fiction, and is tentatively called Blurring the Lines. Think of the Loch Ness Monster, the haunting of Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Kentucky, or any other number of horror legends that have roots in reality. The pay for this anthology is top-notch. The submission window doesn’t open until August 1st, 2014, so you’ve got plenty of time to write something chilling.

Read the official announcement from Cohesion Press here: http://cohesionpress.com/submissions/anthologies/

Submitting short stories can be a great opportunity to start building meaningful relationships in the publishing world, while also building a fan base for your work. I can’t speak enough about how important these opportunities can be. You never know when that first “yes” will find you if you don’t submit your work. They can also be a good measuring stick for the quality of your work. Even if your story isn’t accepted, you may get a “your story was great, but just wasn’t right for this anthology,” rejection where the editor encourages you to submit to future anthologies.

The bottom line is you won’t be included in any anthologies if you don’t submit. Get inspired. Write something that excites you. Submit it and see what happens. You never know…

Follow Charon Coin Press on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/charoncoinpress

Follow Cohesion Press on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CohesionPress

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