SINISTER SMILE PRESS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Screaming in the Night Volume 1 Submission Guidelines


Please read carefully. Submissions that don't meet the guidelines will be automatically rejected.

  • All submissions will be reviewed after the submission deadline and chosen stories will be published in Screaming in the Night: Sinister Supernatural Stories Volume 1, which will be released March 7, 2022.
  • Submissions must be between 5,000 and 10,000 words (Word counts are firm)
  • Title, submitter's name, pen name (if different), story word count and author email address must be centered at the top of your submission
  • Submissions must be written using American English spelling and terminology
  • Submissions must be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1" margins, double spaced with a special first line indention of 0.3"
  • Submissions must not contain headers, footers or page numbers
  • All scene breaks must be three asterisks, centered, with no spaces in between (***)
  • Submissions must be in .Docx or .Doc format
  • Submissions should be clean and edited to the best of author's ability
  • Submissions should be centered around elements of the supernatural and must be written in the horror genre
  • Submissions cannot contain graphic sexual or rape scenes
  • Submissions must not have been published elsewhere before in any medium
  • Authors may submit as many stories as they want for review, however, there will be a limit of one published story per author
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay if author provides notice of such
  • The deadline for submissions is September 8th, 2021
Authors That Are Selected For Inclusion Will:
  • Have their story published in the anthology
  • Receive a one-time payment of $40.00 (USD) per selected story
  • Receive a free paperback copy of the anthology within 45 days following the release date
  • Have access to buy author copies of paperback 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




Don't End up in the Circular FIle!


You worked hard on your story, so don't take a chance on it never being read. Did you read the Submission Guidelines? Did you follow them? Does your story meet theme and word count? Unfortunately, we cannot consider stories that do not meet submission guidelines. It could be the best story that mankind will ever read and we will never know. Why? Because if your submission doesn't meet guidelines, it will automatically be deleted. Don't let this happen to you.