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Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: $0.01 per word for new stories and/or $25 for reprints.
Theme: Fear Street appreciation. YA horror steeped in late 80s-90s nostalgia.

WELCOME TO FEAR STREET

You’ve heard the stories about Fear Street—the unexplained mysteries, missing people, the things that lurk in the dark—but wouldn’t you rather experience them for yourself?

You aren’t scared, are you?

Briana Morgan, author of  THE TRICKER-TREATER AND OTHER STORIES, and Roxie Voorhees, co-editor of CAMP HORROR, comes a collection of super-chilling tales of teen horror. 

A little nostalgia and all Ode to Stine, this anthology promises to keep you up at night.

READER BEWARE!

Please read carefully. Submissions that don’t meet the guidelines may be rejected.

Submissions will be accepted until August 1st, 2022. Please submit to reader.bewaredlp@gmail.com 

What we are looking for:

YA horror stories steeped in 90s nostalgia. We also encourage writers to have a diverse representation of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and strong female, Disabled, fat, and neurodivergent representation.

What we are NOT looking for:

Please, do not submit stories that do not fit the theme (erotica). Submissions cannot contain rape scenes on-page. Please ensure any scenes of a sexual nature are necessary and non-exploitative.

Submissions must be between 6,000 and 8,000 words.

Email subject: Last, First – Title – Word count

Cover letter: Include 100-word author bio and socials

Content warnings are encouraged

Please use standard manuscript format

https://www.shunn.net/format/ is a great example. (Omit address)

American English spelling and punctuation, please. Bilingual characters are welcomed.

Must be a .doc or .docx 

Save as: Last, First – Title – Word count

We do not require exclusivity. You hold copyright, licensing us until the publication date.

If your story is a reprint, please indicate in your cover letter and include its original publication details.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but you must own the rights to your story. Multiple submissions are not accepted. Notify us by email at reader.bewaredlp@gmail.com if you need to withdraw your submission at any time.

The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2022.

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Meet The Editors

Editor: Briana Morgan

Website | Twitter | TikTok | Instagram | Goodreads

Briana Morgan is a horror author and playwright. Her books include MOUTH FULL OF ASHES, THE TRICKER-TREATER AND OTHER STORIES, UNBOXED: A PLAY, and more. Her short stories can be found in various anthologies. She’s also a proud member of the Horror Writers Association.

Briana lives with her partner and two cats in Atlanta, Georgia.

Editor: Roxie Voorhees

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Roxie Voorhees (she/her) is a disabled queer writer caught in a tangled threesome of Gag me with a Spoon, Welcome to the Darkside, and Catch me Outside. Originally from California, she now resides with her mastador, Bellatrix, in Indiana, where she refuses to use the word pop, is hella progressive and dreams of a proper taco.

You can have your heart broken in her upcoming story “Cuca Vai te Pegar” in Dark Dispatch’s The Dead Inside edited by Laurel Hightower and Sandra Ruttan and find her co-editing Camp Horror with Spencer Hamilton, author of The Fear, and a forward by Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke. She is currently working on her debut novel, Beneath the Tule of the Valley.

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