Do you want your story to appear in the next volume
of the Better Off Dead Series?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

That noise in the dead of night. The shadow that slips by almost unnoticed. The fear that pulverizes your sense of reasoning and pushes you deep down under seven layers of covers. There is no escaping it, and when the dark forces of the universe come after you, the world will know exactly what you are made of. Will you run? Will you fight? Maybe you’ll join forces with the darkness that rips through your quiet little life. Everyone’s dying to find out.

 

The Better Off Dead series delves into the farthest corners of your mind, where your deepest, darkest fears lurk. These masters of horror will haunt your dreams and stalk your nightmares, taking you to the edge of sanity before pushing you to the brink of madness!

Submission Guidelines
  • All submissions will be reviewed after the submission deadline and chosen stories will be published in IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE- TALES OF SUPERNATURAL HORROR - The Better Off Dead Series Volume 2, which will be released in the spring of 2020

  • Submissions must be between 5,000 and 10,000 words

  • Title, submitter's name, pen name (if different) and email address must be at the top of your submission

  • Submissions must be 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double spaced with special first-line indentation of 0.5"

  • Submissions must revolve around the theme of supernatural horror

  • Submissions must not have been published elsewhere before in any medium

  • The number of stories published will depend on word count of the chosen stories, but will be no less than ten stories and no more than twenty

  • Authors may submit as many stories as they want for review, however, there will be a limit of one published story per author

  • The deadline for submission is January 31st, 2020

  • Authors will be notified by February 28th, 2020 if their story was selected

Authors That Are Selected For Inclusion Will:
  • Have their story published in the anthology

  • Receive a one-time payment of .002 cents (USD) per each word included in their story, with a maximum cap of $20.00 USD, per story

  • Receive a free softcover copy of the anthology within 30 days following the release date

  • Have access to buy author copies of softcover and hardcover editions at publisher's cost, plus shipping

  • Agree to sign a Memorandum of Agreement giving permission for the story to be used in the anthology

Submit your story

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