Market Monday, Monday, Monday…


This market closes on June 30, 2013.  Send your work in soon!

Midnight Echo is everything you’d expect the Australian Horror Writers Association official magazine to be: big, bold, and oh-so-creepy.  Their next issue will feature ghost stories, which thrills me to no end.  Just a few months ago, I was talking to (read: arguing with) some fellow authors about whether ghost stories were marketable any longer.

“The ghost story died with ‘The Turn of the Screw’,” said one.

“You need to read more,” I told him.

Soon, he’ll be able to find several excellent spectral tales in one volume. Help me prove my ghost-story-hating friend wrong by sending in your best tale of revenants, haints, shades, and spooks.

Payment is 3 cents/word up to $150 for short stories or $300 for a novella.  They also accept non-fiction, poetry, interior and cover art, and black and white comics. Yes, comics! This issue is going to be great fun.

Please note: they request Australian English spelling. Not sure what that is? Don’t fret! There are many great resources on the web to help you Aussify your text (my puns are bone-chilling). They also have some very specific formatting guidelines; if you intend to submit then you should check out their submissions page for details. As an editor, I can attest to the fact that a properly formatted story earns you massive points, especially if your piece comes in toward the end of the reading period.

Good luck, luck, luck…

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