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African Ghost Short Stories Anthology
Flame Tree Publishing




Description
Limited Demographic: African and African-diaspora writers

Following our hugely successful Black Sci-Fi Short Stories, First Peoples Shared Stories, Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories and Asian Ghost Short Stories, we're now seeking tales from African and African-diaspora writers to be included in our powerful collection of African Ghost Short Stories. The volume will explore the deep-seated supernatural element in African storytelling – whether reaching back to the spirits, ancestors and ogres of folklore or the vibrantly modern ghosts of today's African horror. New and contemporary stories will complement poignant folktales such as ‘The Story of Takane’ from Lesotho and ‘The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull’ from Nigeria. The book will delve into the fascinating heritage of African ghostly lore and literature, encouraging it to be reclaimed and retold by contemporary African voices.


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Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
General
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
8 cents/word


Reprints
Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
6 cents/word


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 120 days

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Count:
There are 4 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 106 | Average: 125.75 | Median: 129 | Max: 139
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
25.00% - avg 106 days
Rejected:
75.00% - avg 132 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
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Lost/Returned:
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Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
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Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 9 August 2023


Last officially checked: 5 September 2023


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