I can hereby announce that submissions are open for the latest anthology from Three Drops Press – White Noise and Ouija Boards! This is the first anthology I’ve been a Guest Editor for, and I’m incredibly excited to see what’s in store.
Many many moons ago, I had my very first poem published in a Three Drops Press Anthology, and so this feels quite serendipitous. I’ve grown so much since then, and now I’m switching sides to help choose and order the poetry and flash fiction. Managing Editor Kate Garrett will keep me right, but I’m a born (and trained!) curator. I never shy away from an opportunity to collect things. 😉
The Three Drops Press submissions page describes the anthology as:
‘It took some time, but the time has come: we’re putting together an anthology of poetry and flash fiction about spirits, ghosts, seances, Ouija boards, famous hauntings, not-so-famous hauntings, possessions, and anything else relating to supernatural bumps in the night (or day, we aren’t fussy). Submissions are open from 31st March 2017 until 26th May 2017, and the book will be published in late summer (August). This anthology will be edited by Kate Garrett and Caroline Hardaker.
As this is a centuries old vein of storytelling, originality is important – whether it’s a new angle on the themes, a very obscure bit of lore, ghosts in mythology, a different view of famous literary ghosts (e.g. Hamlet’s father, the spirits in A Christmas Carol, you get the idea), or a very specific ghost story (by ‘story’ of course we mean folklore: a haunted library or pub in your town, something along those lines, not a Susan Hill book…) not many know about, to name a few examples. It isn’t as hard as it sounds – it’s just what we don’t want is the plot of every ghostly horror film over and over again.
So all of that being said: just send us your best work!’
You can read the submissions guidelines on the official submissions page. Happy submitting everyone!