Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Creatures in Canada - A Darkling Around the World Anthology

Posted by Randi on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

What they want:
Darkling takes us on a horrifying tour of strange, dark landmarks and creature encounters in a collection of horror stories set in Canada. We are looking for 13 stories, one for each province or territory of the great Lumberjack Country. The stories in this anthology will be interwoven by the ghostly narrator, Darkling, who has her own story to tell and a dark, sassy personality to keep readers coming back for more. Submissions must be self-contained stories with no mention or reference to Darkling (stories that reference Darkling or her role in any way will be rejected).

Your story must be set in one of Canada's 13 provinces or territories and include it's culture and historical landmarks in a way that prevents the story from being told anywhere else.
We are specifically looking for horror stories or dark fiction. Crossovers with other genres are fine (science fiction, fantasy, etc.) but there must be a horror element or dark tone and fit the overall theme. Anything goes – vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, yetis, wendigos, demon possessions, haunted houses, serial killers and other well-used tropes – but be original in how you interpret these staples of horror and make sure these creatures of or in Canada are suited to the geography.

Both Canadian and Non-Canadian writers are welcome to submit as long as the settings are geographically and historically accurate.
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Length: 3,000-6,000 words
Payment: $0.01 per word
Submission Guidelines: https://lycanvalleypress.submittable.com/submit/83598/creatures-in-canada-a-darkling-around-the-world-anthology

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