I got this from Jay Hartman, ed-in-chief of Untreed Reads, with a suggestion it be posted at Fatal Foodies.
We are in the process of creating an anthology of short stories to be released on November 1st as a Thanksgiving release.
Working Title: The Killer Wore Cranberry
This anthology is designed to be a humorous mystery anthology. Only mysteries with a definite humor angle to them will be accepted or considered. What we're looking for are stories geared around the most popular Thanksgiving dishes: turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, etc.. As long as it's a regularly-featured food at Thanksgiving, we're open to how you work it in. Please note that it is unlikely we will publish multiple stories of the same food (i.e.: no two stories where pumpkin pie is featured).
As this is a short story anthology, submissions need to be between 3500-5000 words in length. We may be willing to accept longer works depending on the content. Previously published material is ok for submission providing that all electronic rights have reverted to the author. Stories that have been published previously need to be notated as such, along with the information as to where it first appeared.
The intention is to release each short story as its own release under our existing /Fingerprints /short story line, but there will also be an all-in-one edition at a lower price than purchasing the stories individually to encourage readers to pick up the entire anthology.
Editor-In-Chief Jay Hartman will serve as Editor for this anthology.
Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2010. Email submissions ONLY, and they MUST be in DOC format, Times New Roman, 12pt. Submissions received that are not in this format will be deleted. Please include the word "Thanksgiving" in your subject line. All stories should be sent to Submissions at Untreedreads. Submissions sent to other email addresses will not be recognized. If an insufficient amount of usable entries are received, this anthology may be withdrawn, and such withdrawal will be announced no later than September 15th.
Payment--It's a 50/50 split on titles sold individually, shared percentage with other authors on the all-in-one.
Please repost/cross-promote this Call with fellow authors/blogs/lists, etc..
Questions regarding this Call should be directed to Editor-In-Chief Jay Hartman
Untreed Reads Publishing
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