Ends on August 15, 2017

Ghost Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about ghosts! Keep your shape-shifters and vampires at home, the only paranormal characters allowed in this anthology are the ghostly kind.

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature ghostly characters. Show our readers what life is like in the ‘great beyond’. Is your ghost an earthly clinger? Bent on revenge? A guardian angle? Or do they dwell elsewhere? Does your ghost have a job? Do they get promotions? Can they cross dimensions? Do they fall in love?

Show our readers your best ghost story. We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 6.000 and the maximum word count is 35,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early October 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 35,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017.

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