Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ROOM LEFT IN THE MAD HOUSE

I have been informed by regular MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD reader Jose Cruz that he is seeking manuscripts for his "for the love" ezine-in-development entitled MAD HOUSE. Below is the howl for submissions. Or, you can visit his blogspot by clicking HERE.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO SINISTER SCRIBES AND OTHER VARIOUS FIENDS:

Do you crave classic horror stories? Do you love the musty smell of a paperback anthology containing vintage horror? Stories about creepy old houses, aristocratic vampires, Lovecraftian creatures, and tales of psychological spooks?

We wanted to send a shout out to all interested parties who would want to submit pieces in this vein to MAD HOUSE, a new digital mag that’s eager to hear the terrifying tales that all you storytellers have to share. In addition to fiction, we're open for nonfiction, poetry, and artwork alike. If you pine after the Universal and Hammer horror films and worship authors like Poe, M.R. James, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and many others, than MAD HOUSE is the monster mag for you!

We’re looking for roughly three more fiction and/or poetry submissions and can use four to five nonfiction articles. Stories can reach up to a 7,000 word maximum. Maximum word count for articles is 5,000 words.

SPECIAL NOTICE: We are getting close to our quota for fiction and at this time are in need of NONFICTION PIECES. These can include but are not limited to: reviews, retrospectives, essays (both academic and formal), and opinion pieces.

The official deadline for any and all submissions for our premiere issue is MAY 5TH, 2012. We are planning on releasing the anthology in time for the Halloween season and need to have all materials at the ready by the above timeline. Don’t miss out on your chance!

At this time we cannot offer payment to our contributors. We're putting this rag together for the pure fun of it and out of our love for all that is classic horror. We hope to someday offer monetary compensation for the great work that we’re provided with. In the meantime it is our desire to simply put together a loving publication that we can all share with other terror-loving friends.

We prefer that your submission is in Word document format, 12 point Times New Roman, single-spaced. Attach it to your email and make sure you include the piece's title and your name in the subject line. We will request short bios upon acceptance of your piece(s).

Address all submissions to madhousemag [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Check out our blog for more information and how to contact us. Be careful as you traverse through MAD HOUSE and always keep your hand at the level of your eyes! You never know who you may run into.

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