WICKED EAST PRESS & HIDDEN THOUGHTS PRESS PRESENT:
TALES OF TERROR & MAYHEM FROM DEEP WITHIN THE BOX
FILLED WITH DARK STORIES FROM FRIENDS& FANS OF THE EVIL JESTER
INCLUDING “THE GIFT,” THE PREMIRE STORY OF THE ORIGIN OF CHARLIE IN THE BOX
EDITED BY JESSICA A. WEISS & CHARLES DAY
After hiding down in his box for the last few weeks, Charlie, The Evil Little Jester, is ready to unveil his latest and greatest writing endeavor. He's titled it “The Gift,” a true tale of the origin of the little guy and how he became so evil. Call it a memoir or an autobiography, but after I sat down and read it, I felt it was more of a twisted tale of evil revenge and pure carnage, sure to raise some hairs on the back of your neck.
Nonetheless, Charlie in the Box went a step further. He took his idea and knocked on the publishing doors of Wicked East Press without my knowledge, and broke bread at the table with their owner Jessica Weiss, discussing his devious plan. It wasn't until later the same night while I was relaxed watching TV, that the Evil Jester approached me, jumping on my lap to tell me what's coming down the pike.
So, as his owner, I'm proud to announce that Charlie in the Box is opening his first Anthology Book, inviting all his friends and fans to join him on his latest venture, the evil little ham. Submission calls will officially begin May 1st, 2011 and will remain open until the little guy's box is filled.
Charlie told me he's looking for your best, most frightening and horrifying dark tale of terror and mayhem, without spilling too much blood in the process. He prefers the psychological tale, the type that likes to get into your brain and twist your neurons until they shoot sparks in all directions, forcing our readers into a psychotic state of mind. We also want stories that will keep our reader's night lights on for weeks to come.
He's not looking for the occult, satanic stories, or demons gone amuck. This includes anything involved with sexual abuse, child abuse, sex with animals, animal abuse, or anything else not appropriate for a good old fashioned horror, thriller and suspense book. Don't make the little guy angry, he just had his elongated teeth sharpened, and his bite is much, much worse than his bark. I have some wounds to prove it.
Payment will be one copy of the book upon publication.
Stories need to be sent by electronic submissions only as attachments, not pasted into the body of your email, in RTF.format.
Please send your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org With title/ word count/ name in subject line.
Also, please provide a brief cover letter with all your contact info, title, and word count and publication history, if any. Please follow these rules for manuscript submissions: Word Count 3,500-5,000 words, firm 12 pt. Font (New Times Roman or Courier)
one space after punctuation single spaced 1 inch margins all around Left side justified (make sure it looks even) 1 tab indents No extra spaces between paragraphs Please refer to the link below for proper formatting if unsure: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html