Submission Call: Halloween Anthology

kuerbis_hand_smallWerewolves, vampires, ghosts, fairies, djinns, goblins, trolls, witches, brownies, banshees—beings that are not of this world. Or maybe they are…

I love Halloween, and I love stories about supernatural beings.

I’m a publisher. So why not combine my love for both and publish an anthology in October with stories that involve Halloween in one way or another? Yes, let’s do that. Let’s put out a submission call.

Here you go:

We’re looking for lesbian fiction. All submissions must have either Halloween or supernatural beings as the main theme. The stories can be romantic, humorous, enthralling, spooky or erotic.

We accept only short stories that haven’t been previously published.

Word count:
We are looking for stories between 4,000 and 12,000 words in length.

Writers whose stories are selected for the anthology will receive a one-time payment of $40 (via PayPal) plus a free e-book of the anthology in each format (epub, mobi, pdf).

The deadline to receive submissions is July 31, 2013.

Electronic submissions only. Please send your story as an e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) to Put “Halloween Anthology” in the subject line of your e-mail. In the body of your e-mail, please include your name, the title and word count of your story, and a two-or-three-sentence summary of your story.

It will take our editors about two weeks to review your submission; then we’ll get back to you.

We are looking forward to receiving your Lesbian Halloween Stories.

Astrid Ohletz

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  1. Jeremy B April 29, 2013 at 16:15 - Reply

    One small question; if our submission is accepted, since you pay a one-time reward, are the characters and such still considered ours, or are those rights a part of the purchase? Should I be wary of using anything I plan to use in another work?

    • Ylva Publishing April 29, 2013 at 16:29 - Reply

      Hi Jeremy,
      For three years (that is the term of the contract you would be signing) the rights stay with us. After three years you can terminate the contract and the rights are back with you. But for the three year period of the contract you wouldn’t be able to sell the story to anyone else.

      Please let me know if you have further questions.

      Take care

      • Jeremy B April 29, 2013 at 16:33 - Reply

        That answers it all quite nicely, including any followup I might have asked. Thank you very much for the prompt reply!

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