Saturday, December 29, 2012

Anthology News from Welkin Press: Shadows After Midnight and Cupid's Quiver

 If you like to read scary stories on long winter nights, check out the Shadows After Midnight Anthology, which has recently been released by Welkin Press and is available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book.

The anthology of "12 spooky tales of terror by 12 award-winning authors will raise the hair on the back of your neck and make you want to check under the bed and sleep with the light on."

Edited by award-winning journalist Patricia B. Smith, the collection pays "homage to a variety of ghosts and nightmarish creatures." I'm please to announce that my short story "Stairway to Heaven" is among the stories in the collection.


If you have a flair for writing romance, here's a call for submissions. Be sure to note the short deadline. 

Welkin Press has also announced a call out for Valentine's Day short stories for Cupid's Quiver, a romance anthology.

Word count range is 2500-7000.  Payment is $10, plus royalties. Submit short stories to by January 15. Click on the cupid photo for more details.


  1. Well done, Donna! You're ending the old year/starting the new one off right. :)

    1. Hi Madeline,
      Thanks for your kind words. You are such a talented fiction writer, you should submit to the Cupid's Quiver anthology.
      Hope 2013 is filled with many blessings and much peace.

  2. Congrats on your spooky tale. Thank goodness this anthology does not also scare the pants off people. What a sight they would be...trouserless insomniacs with underbed-checking-OCD, stumbling around with unkempt neck-hair. The very thought gives me a shudder.

    I don't need anything extra to raise the hair on the back of my neck and make me want to sleep with the lights on. The headless man who appeared in my basement already made a lifetime impression.

  3. Donna, you are certainly racking up the credits. Congratulations. Happy New Year.

  4. Donna--Congratulations on your recent "Fifty Shades of Santa."

    I'm still licking my wounds over my (rejected) submission, but perhaps I will try once again...

    Thanks for passing on the information.

  5. Hi Linda,
    Thanks. Back at ya!

    Hi Sioux,
    Aww. I'm trying to catch up with you!


  6. I've already put that one on my new year's list of projects. That is, of course, if my egg-nog pickled brain can come up something to write. :)

    Critter Alley

    1. Maybe you can write a story about a couple who meets over egg nog on New Year's Eve and fall in love by Valentine's Day?

  7. Congrats again! Can't wait to read your scary story...


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