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Tales from the Lake Anthology Series
Crystal Lake Publishing




Description
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

We want stories that haunt the readers for months to come.
We prefer quiet horror and dark fiction with a literary bent. Don’t use gore for the sake of grossing us out. Use it sparingly, and only to further the story.
Stories should be no longer than 6000 words, but that doesn’t mean the story should use all 6000 words. Use the word count it takes to write YOUR story. The sweet spot will likely be closer to 4000 words.
Ground your stories in the REAL world.
Create believable, three-dimensional characters just as real as your friends and neighbors. The world these characters inhabit should be equally authentic, hitting all the senses.
Originality is important—we don’t want your version of someone else’s story from yesteryear.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
3 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Estimated Response: 90 days

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Listing added: 10 September 2013


Last officially checked: 27 May 2020


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