The NEHW Board is now accepting submissions for our first anthology! Tentatively titled Epitaphs, this anthology will feature Tracy L. Carbone as its editor and will be published by Bram Stoker nominated, Milton, NH-based, Shroud Publishing LLC. We’re looking for your best original dark fiction. Our goal is to showcase the fine talents of our writers and artists, and the theme is only limited to these three words: “damn good writing.” We’re hoping our members will rise to the challenge and send in their most spectacular work!
Stories should be 1000 – 5000 words (if your fabulous story is longer, please query first.) Contributors must be NEHW members. As we do not collect fees for membership in NEHW, our budget for this project is limited, and so we can offer only semi-pro rates of $25 for stories, as well as one contributor copy and discounted pricing on additional copies. Payment will be made within 30 days of publication.
Open submission period is April 1 to June 15th. Please include your full name, contact info, and word count in the document. No simultaneous/multiple submissions. Please format in accordance with industry standard guidelines. Files should be in .RTF format and should be attached to an email with the subject line SUBMISSION: Story TITLE and your NAME. Please include a brief biography (@ 50 words) in the .RTF file at the end of your story. Submissions can be sent to NEHWsubmissions@newenglandhorror.org.
We are also looking for original artwork that is unique/ horrifying/ terrifying/ disturbing/ inspiring/ creepy/ damn good. This includes photographs, paintings, drawings, digital pieces, or any other 2D format. We would prefer unpublished works, but previously published pieces that may fit the theme and have no copyright entanglements will also be considered. Artwork can be spot illustrations or full page. The book will be 6″x9″, full bleed, black and white/ grayscale interior. Those selected will be paid a nominal fee of $10 per image, and will receive credit with their image, along with a bio in the volume similar to those of the authors. Artwork can be submitted to NEHWsubmissions@newenglandhorror.org with the subject line SUBMISSION: Artwork TITLE and your NAME. Please submit in .JPEG or .TIFF format, at least 300 dpi.
A small selection of poems will also be considered at $5 per poem.
Shroud Publishing intends to release the anthology in time for the AnthoCon 2011 (www.anthocon.com) conference in Portsmouth, NH, where its authors will participate in a group signing.
Carbone will employ a team of NEHW readers to select recommendations for the anthology and then will make final selections based upon those recommendations. Now get your embalming creative fluids flowing and show us what you’ve got!