S. Clayton Rhodes   

I'll be editing an exciting new series for Woodland Press, beginning in 2013, tentatively titled Legends of the Buckeye State.

Anthology Submission Guidelines:

This anthology will focus on fictional tales based on actual known myths and legends within the state of Ohio. In other words, don't make up your own monster.  Use something that is rumored to exist, an haunted house or railroad station, or whatever, and build a fictional tale using that legend.

I'm looking for well-written atmospheric horror or dark fiction.  The state is rich in history, and rumors of haunted houses, cemeteries and bridges abound.  Authors need not be from Ohio but should have ties to the state.  Submissions should refrain from excessive violence or language. 

No reprints or simultaneous submissions, please.

Payment - Five cents per word and one contributor copy
Story length - Up to 2,500 words
Deadline - 11/30/12
Manuscript format - You story should be in standard manuscript format.  If you are unfamiliar with the standard form, please take some time to familiarize yourself before submitting.  An example of how to format manuscripts can be found here: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html  / Double-space, use 12 point Times New Roman font.  Format using bold, italics, etc.; just as you intend it to be seen. / Submissions should be sent as standard word document attachments, not embedded.  If you have previous writing credits, tell us about them in the body of the email.

Submissions should be sent to the attention of the editor, S. Clayton Rhodes, at ohiohorrorantho@yahoo.com

Please do not query about submissions until after 4/30/13.