Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ghosts and Monsters and Dreams, Oh My!

Hey, Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore. This submission call-out is for southern writers. And forget about lions and tigers and bears. These editors want stories with ghosts and monsters and dreams, Oh my!

Submissions for Press 53's Surreal South '11 anthology need to be from writers associated in some way with the South--as in south of the Mason-Dixon line. (Border states like Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland are sometimes included South of the line; others show them above the line.)

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the editors of Press 53 have specific requirements on what they're looking for in submissions.

The submissions for Surreal South '11: Ghosts and Monsters should be surreal stories: "dream stories, horror stories, monster stories, insanity, magical realism, the distorted, the impossible, the irrational."

Story must have surreal elements
Word limit: 1,000-7,000 words
Author bio: up to 250 words
Deadline: March 15
Payment: One contributor copy and other goodies.

So, instead of clicking your ruby red slippers, click on this link for complete Press 53 submission guidelines.

And good luck, y'all.


  1. Where do yo find such diverse places to submit? You are a font of information. Thanks, Donna.

  2. Hi Linda,
    Somehow this kind of stuff finds me, and I'm always happy to share.

  3. Oh, yay! I can participate in this one. So many are based elsewhere, but I've been in Georgia for over 20 years, so that qualifies me. Thanks for the link!

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Yay!You're welcome.
    Missouri is on the border, but I lived in Texas for almost two years. Maybe that counts.

  5. Oh, yeah, baby I have JUST the story. It's so surreal, I don't even understand it myself. :-)

    Thanks, Donna!

  6. Hey Cathy,
    Yay! Why doesn't it surprise me that you have a surreal story.
    Good luck if you submit. I bet it will be a winner!

  7. Thanks for posting this, I'll send this to my niece, who's a writer and a Southerner, unlike her Westerner aunt.


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