Recurring Nightmares Guidelines

Submission deadline is June 30, 2021.

Angela’s Recurring Nightmares guidelines

Thank you for choosing to submit to the sixth annual Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW) mini-anthology.

We are looking for horror fiction, between 2,000 and 5,000 words, along with the following requirements.

1. A feature character named Angela. She can be the protagonist, antagonist, monster, victim, friend, etc. As long as she (or, I suppose they, since gender fluidity is fine) plays a significant, if not pivotal role in the story.

2. The story must contain a penguin. How you use the penguin is up to you, be creative.

I will be editing the stories, but I will not make any changes without first discussing them with you, the writer. I’m a writer, too, and I know what it’s like to have my story altered without my consent. I won’t do that to you.

Having said that, however, I will try my best to make each of the stories in this anthology the best they can be. So, if I give you notes, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider them carefully.

I’m not saying you have to agree with me (I’ve had plenty of writers argue with me, and sometimes, I see their point and concede the edit). Just that you listen.

The cover art for Angela’s Recurring Nightmares will be handled by the talented Steve Bejma

Submission

Please submit all stories to rn-submissions@glahw.com 

The subject line should read Submission: Angela’s Recurring Nightmares.

Stories should be submitted as an attachment in either MS Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

Please follow proper manuscript format. If you don’t know what proper manuscript format is, please follow this link.  http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html.

Include a short 100-150 word bio either in your email or at the end of your story. **If there is no bio, one will not be included in the story.

** Stories not following proper formatting will be deleted unread.**

RIGHTS

We are asking for non-exclusive North American Print and Digital Rights for six months from the date of publication.

Payment

All acceptances will receive one (1) Contributor’s Copy and our humble thanks. We’re happy to mail it to you anywhere in the U.S. Authors outside the U.S., you will get our eternal thanks and a digital copy.

Accepted members will be able to purchase more copies at a greatly discounted price to sell or give away.

Return Time

The reading period will begin at the close of the submission period, however, time permitting, some may be read sooner. You will hear from our editors one way or another.

If you are accepted, you may be asked to perform edits for clarity. These will need to be returned within a week so we can begin final formatting.

The expected publishing date is December 2021.

I’m looking forward to reading your work.

J.M. Van Horn, Editor