GHOSTS Anthology Submission Guidelines

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Who we are:

We are a upstart anthology press looking to publish stories by established and new authors via ebook. Our focus is on newer authors. We plan to have a yearly or bi-yearly anthology published with a certain theme


What we are looking for:

We are looking for stories that have a ghost or multiple ghosts in it. The stories also must have an element of horror to it as this is an anthology of horror. However, the setting can be anything you want and genre (fantasy, sci-fi, romance, true story, urban legend etc) as long as it has a ghost and there is horror or something dark. We want something unique that send shivers down someone’s spine. Adult themes and gore are accepted but please refrain from graphic sex.

The word count should be between 2000-5000 words, however if the story is really good we are pretty flexible.

We are looking for original stories and will not accept reprints of stories that you have previously had published. The Anthology as a whole may be licensed by the Anthologist to other publishers for foreign language. This permission constitutes first World-English rights, first World Electronic Rights, as well as non-exclusive world anthology rights to the story. We ask that the story not be published anywhere else until three months after the anthology has been published.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know if the story was accepted somewhere else.

If accepted you will be paid $10 via paypal and you will receive a free copy of the book. We wish we could pay more but we are starting out and hopefully will pay more in the future. You will get a page in the book to talk about yourself and plug any work, website, social media, blogs and such you want. We want the people who read the book to know who you are and get your name out there in the world.

Also if accepted, every month on our blog will feature an interview of one of the authors from the book. This will also help get your name out there.


How to submit:

Please submit your stories to with a file of your preferred word processor (.doc, .docx, .rtf etc.) in standard manuscript format. An example of the format can be found here:  Standard Manuscript Format

In the subject of the email please put the word Submission, the title of your story and your name. In the body of the email please state your name, title of the story, your address and contact info. Also please let us know of any previous work published

The deadline for submission is September 28th, 2014.


What to expect:

 We will respond in approximately 2-3 weeks. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks feel free to query us.

Once we accept your work we will send out an agreement form detailing the rights and allowing us to publish your story.

We will ask for you to send a little author bio and any plugs you wish to have for your other work, blogs, social media etc. This will be put into the book.

You will receive a payment of $10 and a copy of the book once it has been published.

After published once a month we will spotlight one of the authors in the book with an interview of the author posted on the blog.


We look forward to reading your stories and getting them published. Good luck.