Call for Submissions

Tea, Toast and Ghosts

  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.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 Courierfont 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 16th