ALIENHEAD PRESS is a boutique publishing company in Miami providing ebooks and paperback books for readers of young adult, horror, romance, and women's paranormal fiction.
Halloween Ghost Anthology
Do you love All Hallow’s Eve? Ghost stories? Tales from beyond that leave you feeling unsettled while walking to the kitchen at night? The orange-and-black vintage Halloween aesthetic? Haunted houses with shuttered windows?
We’re inviting writers of dark fiction to submit short stories of classic paranormal, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, haunted places and objects, and the eerily unexplained that take place on or around Halloween. Bonus points if they’re about families, siblings, longtime pals, or pets. #ownvoices BIPOC, gender-diverse, LGBTQIA, and authors of other marginally represented groups highly encouraged to apply.
NOT looking for: children’s or middle grade stories, poetry, long fiction, novellas, flash fiction, slasher horror, vampires, werewolves, zombies, extreme horror, or creature horror (unless they’re ghosts). Just creepy-ass ghost stories. Ghosts. Spirits. Hauntings. The supernatural. Creepy and dark. GHOSTS. Rated PG-13 and R. Okay? Okay.
Contributors so far: Jonathan Maberry, Gwendolyn Kiste, Tim Waggoner, Cynthia Pelayo, Sara Tantlinger, Catherine Cavendish, Lee Murray, Alethea Kontis, Jeff Strand, and Lisa Morton
No reprints, multiple submissions, or simultaneous submissions. Original fiction only.
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2022
(no extensions; on tight production schedule)
Expected Publishing Date: Oct. 1, 2022
Submit .doc or .docx to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: GHOST ANTHOLOGY - “Story Title” by “Author Name”