What they want:
Original Gothic Blue Books typically took place in either a monastery, convent or castle. In years past we have asked for short stories that take place in one of these locations, or a modern day location such as a morgue, haunted house or cemetery. This year, we have added a new entry – legend, folklore or myth of the Americas.
When we think of legend, folklore or myth of the Americas the range is staggering, from the Jersey Devil in the East Coast, to the Wendigo, American werewolf, La Llorona, vanishing hitchhiker, the woman in white, abandoned mining towns and so much more.
Please submit a short story or poem that follows one of the following:
A single mention or setting in one of the original Gothic Blue Book settings:
A single mention or setting in one of the modern Gothic Blue Book settings:
b) Funeral home or morgue
c) Haunted house
a) A story or poem dealing with a legend, folklore or myth of the Americas.
In addition to the above, the story or poem must instill fear using a supernatural element – ghosts, ghouls, monsters, myth, folklore or legend. Extreme violence, sexuality, gore, and profanity will not be considered.
For inspiration look to Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Jorge Luis Borges, Shirley Jackson, Emily Brontë, or Neil Gaiman.
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Length: Up to 3,500 words
Payment: $25 + 2 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: http://www.burialday.com/submit/horror-anthology-submission