Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Submissions Open for YA Horror Anthology Locker Shockers!



Locker Shockers is a Young Adult horror anthology.  The theme is Urban Legends. 


Deadline August 31st, 2017

Edited by Cassie Carnage





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.

Such as:


  •     Creatures living in the rain sewers
  •     Aliens
  •     Vampires living next door
  •     Children who mysteriously died when breaking into school at night
  •     Bloody Mary
  •     Slenderman
  •     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 home town 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.

Submission Guidelines:


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 August 31st, 2017

Please email all submissions to cassie@bloodywhisper.com

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