March 21st, 2010

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Market News: Mountain Magic

This anthology will be published through Woodland Press, publishers of the Legends of the Mountain State series, Appalachian Winter Hauntings, and the Stoker-nominated Writers Workshop of Horror. Here, in a nutshell, is what I want for Mountain Magic: The setting must be the Appalachian states (West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia). Magic (either supernatural or performance magic) must be central to the plot of the story or poem. Urban fantasy is acceptable. “Rural” fantasy, more so. Horror stories and poems should not be too graphic. I am looking for “quiet horror” for this anthology.


what I want for Mountain Magic:


· Short stories up to 2500 words and poems between 8 - 34 lines

· The setting must be the Appalachian states (West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia)

· Magic (either supernatural or performance magic) must be central to the plot of the story or poem

· Urban fantasy is acceptable. “Rural” fantasy, more so.

· Horror stories and poems should not be too graphic. I am looking for “quiet horror” for this anthology.


And what I don’t want:


· No high fantasy (elves, wizards, Dungeons & Dragons settings)

· No Dr. Strange pastiches or “Wizard of Gore” knockoffs

· Although this anthology is targeted to adults, stories should not contain explicit language or content

· None of the standard, and considerably unflattering, Appalachian clichés

· No reprints, including stories which have been posted online

· No simultaneous submissions


Opens: March 20, 2010

Closes: June 21, 2010

Payment:
.05  per word fiction/ $5 per poem

Guidelines: [here ]


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