Not mine, but passing it along...

Title: Once Upon A Hallowed Eve: An Anthology of Romantic Ghost Stories
Headlining Author: TBD


Word count: 7K-15K - please adhere to these limits. We allow a wide range.


Submission Window: June 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020 (Midnight, CST)


Payment: $75 paid upon publication + 2 paperback copies + 25 electronic copies for distribution to readers/giveaways


Language: English (We accept stories from all over the world. Translations are welcome and encouraged.)


Anthology Release Date: 10.27.2020


Prompt and Theme: The end of October marks the final shift into darkness, also known as the liminal time of Samhain. During this period of time, the veil between our physical world and the spiritual world comes down, allowing more communication with the citizens of the Otherworld than at any other time of the year.


Originally, Samhain marked the beginning of Winter in Gaelic Ireland. It was believed that the Lord of the Underworld walked the earth during Samhain, along with all his cohorts: ghosts, spirits, fairies, and many other creatures. How can you use this pagan holiday in your character's lives? How can you bring a phantom, ghost, spirit, or some other spiritual entity into your story? Will your tale be about a lover come back from the dead? Will your characters battle wraiths in the night? Will they face a seance in space? During WWII? In the jungles of Africa? There's a wide berth here. Be creative. Have fun and think big. Again, setting and tone are highly important. Samhain or one of its variants must be involved such as Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), as well as a solid emotional romance thread. For more information on Samhain and its respective variations, check out this article.

(Additional notes, guidelines [no erotica, no horror], thoughts, useful information, formatting requirements, contact information, etc, at their link.)