Submissions Open for YA Horror Anthology Locker Shockers!
The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW) is looking for 5,000 word stories about young adults and their encounters with the paranormal entities of urban legends.
Creatures living in the rain sewers
Vampires living next door
Children who mysteriously died when breaking into school at night
Possessed/haunted school objects: computers, phones, furniture, appliances, pictures, trophies, mirrors etc.
Ouija boards that keep showing up, even after they are burnt and their ashes are thrown out
Paranormal Games, like the Charlie, Charlie Challenge
When you were a teenager did your friends tell you scary stories about your hometown or school?
Think back to your own childhood for inspiration. What scared you then? Channel that into your young character’s psyche and run with it.
5,000 Firm Word Count. Please note that you can go over the word count, but not under this amount.
The main character must be between the ages 13 and 18 years of age for it to be considered a Young Adult horror story.
Keep your story PG-13. No graphic sex, no hate speech, no gratuitous violence, no torture porn, no revenge porn. Keep swearing to a minimum. (Anything that can be said on night time television is acceptable.)
Please follow the proper manuscript format, which can be found here for your reference: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html
Submissions that do not follow the proper manuscript format will not be considered for publication.
Multiple submissions are accepted. However, simultaneous submissions with other publications are not.
All authors published in Locker Shockers will receive a contributor’s copy.
Locker Shockers: Urban Legends
Deadline February 1, 2017
Please email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme is urban legends. Any story about middle school or high school aged kids that run into the supernatural critters that their peers told them about will work nicely.