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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Superior Shores Press Moonlight & Misadventure

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Deadline: January 15, 2021

Superior Shores Press is pleased to announce plans for its third multi-author anthology, Moonlight & Misadventure: 20-22 Stories of Mystery & Suspense. The premise (target theme of Moonlight & Misadventure) must be an integral part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental. In other words, there must be moonlight, and there must be some form of misadventure. That said, we really do not care for werewolves or any other moon-related mythical beings. Think Mystery. Think Suspense. Murder is okay, but it’s by no means essential.

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2021 or until 100 submissions have been received, whichever comes first. Starting November 2020, this website page will be updated periodically with the number of submissions received. Late submissions and/or submissions after 100 entries have been documented will not be considered. 

Terms: Authors will be paid $10 USD for reprints and $20 USD for previously unpublished stories via PayPal, Bank eTransfer, or Amazon gift card (as agreed between Author and Publisher) within 10 (ten) business days of publication. No further payment or royalty will be paid.

All submissions will be acknowledged. If you submit and do not receive an acknowledgment within 7 days, please Contact Me.

Acceptance/rejections will be emailed to all submitting authors on or before April 1, 2021.

Estimated length: 20 to 22 stories / 250-300 printed pages in trade paperback format. An introduction, acknowledgments, and author bios will be included. Publication date is scheduled for *June 2021.

Both reprints and new material will be considered, although preference will be given to new material. Previously unpublished authors are welcome to submit. Please, no simultaneous submissions.

For an idea of the type of stories that have been selected in the past, please read The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense and/or Heartbreaks & Half-truths: 22 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, available in trade paperback and all e-book formats.

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Moonlight-Call for Submissions [Includes all submission details (including word count and formatting requirements), publication details, and author payment information, as well as a Submission Form]

*Superior Shores Press reserves the right to postpone and/or cancel due to unforeseen circumstances or if an insufficient number of qualified stories are submitted/accepted.

Additional Resource: Selecting Stories for an Anthology: A Publisher’s Point of View

**All submissions received by Oct. 31, 2020 have been acknowledged. If you have submitted a story prior to this date and did not receive an acknowledgment, please Contact Me. Submissions received after Oct. 31, 2020 are not included in this count, and may not yet have been acknowledged. Please wait for the next update before following up.

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