Limitless Publishing is accepting short stories for the horror and dark fiction anthology Carnival of Nightmares. Completed stories should be 10,000 words (7,500 minimum, 12,000 maximum, with 10,000 as the ideal length).
We are looking for original, dark, delightfully disturbed stories ranging from classic horror to dark, urban fantasy style.
In keeping with the theme, the story should feature elements involving a circus, carnival, traveling show, or amusement park. Whether it’s a spectral show that appears as an omen of darkness to come, a monster hiding in plain sight in a seemingly innocent family venue, or a band of traveling performers with an evil agenda, it’s something that will inspire nightmares.
Interested authors should email with a short summary (not to exceed 250 words) of their story in the body of the email and attach the following in two separate Word documents:
· Document 1: Your complete, edit-ready short story of approximately 10,000 words. Format as follows…
o 1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman
o Auto indent for paragraphs of 0.2” (Do NOT use tabs)
o Single space, with NO additional line space between paragraphs
o If your story contains chapters, use a page break (control+enter) to move to the new page. (Do NOT hit multiple line returns to reach the new page)
· Document 2: Author’s recent publishing history and current social media links
DEADLINE to submit the story is JUNE 1, 2018.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
Authors will be notified on or about JULY 1, 2018 if their story has been selected.
Tentative release date is planned for OCTOBER 26, 2018.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.