Tea, Toast and Ghosts 3

Call for submissions

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Whirling Chair publishing is hosting its third annual ghost story night; a mixture of story-telling, films and live performances, all with a spooky theme. In the grand tradition of the master himself, MR James, we will be inviting our audience to cosy up just before Christmas to hear spine-tingling spooky tales read aloud.

We are looking for spooky stories that will chill the blood of our audience when read aloud; think MR James, Charles Dickens and Sheridan Le Fanu but in a modern style. Successful submissions will be read on the night and included in an e-book and hard copy anthology.

Length: Anything considered but preferably under 4,000 words. Remember, it needs to hold an audience’s attention when read aloud.

Payment: Royalties and one contributor copy

Submission guidelines:

  • All submissions should be sent as Word attachments to hello@whirlingchair.co.uk with Ghost Story Submission in the subject line
  • Include name, contact phone number and a brief author’s biog in your email
  • All stories should be double-spaced, in Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier font 12
  • There is no upper word limit but please remember these will be read aloud to a live audience
  • No previously published stories
  • Deadline November 30th