My latest anthology is just newly released into the world, spreading its fledgling wings and hopefully finding its way into the libraries of those people who will appreciate it. While it does that, its successor is almost ready to open to submissions.

I love using Submittable to manage my submissions, but the last couple times I did it the response from writers was so incredible that it actually broke Submittable because it put me over the number of submissions I’m allowed to receive in a month. Which is *awesome* but I want to see if we can avoid breaking it again because that just causes unnecessary stress for all of us.

So, with that in mind I’ve decided to extend the deadline for submissions to Hauntings and Hoarfrost to October 7th.

The largest number of submissions to any anthology come in the last week, and Submittable resets my allowed number of submissions at the end of each calendar month. I am hoping that by pushing the deadline into a new calendar month we will be able to avoid hitting the ceiling.

We’ll see how it goes.

TL;DR — Submissions will still open on September 1st but now they won’t close until October 7th.

I can not wait to read your work 🙂

I’ll repost the guidelines below. Just because 🙂

Hauntings and Hoarfrost

Gothic fiction is renowned for being filled with spine-chilling stories in isolated and forlorn places. What better setting could there be than the deep, dark, depths of winter? When snow and storms can isolate remote locations for days or weeks and bundling up to keep the cold away provides a different kind of anonymity and isolation even in the heart of cities.

Hauntings and Hoarfrost will be filled with stories of frosty mornings, blood stained snow and ghosts who appear and disappear like breath fogging the air. I will be looking for mysterious messages scratched into frosty windows, the sound of ice skates cutting across an empty pond, wild storms and blankets of soft, white, beautiful death.

Rights and compensation:

$50 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for stories.
$20 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for poems.

In exchange we are seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Open submission period: September 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023 October 7, 2023

Length: Under 7,500 words

No simultaneous or multiple submissions.

No reprints.

Canadian spelling, please. (Just do your best, we don’t judge)

Submissions will be handled through Submittable. A link will be provided closer to the submission window opening.

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