Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia Submissions Open

Title: Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia
Publisher: Woodland Press
Editor: Frank Larnerd
Format: Trade Paperback
Payment: five-cents per word (upon publication) plus contributor copy.
No reprints
Story length: Up to 2500 words
No multiple or simultaneous subs
Deadline: 12:00am Saturday, June 30th, 2012
E-mail submissions to:
.doc attachments only.

I am looking for fictional pulp action stories in an Appalachian setting. Submitted stories should harken back to the square-jawed tales of Robert E. Howard, Dashiell Hammett, and Louis L'Amour. Stories can be set in any time period, but must take place in the Appalachian region.

Stories involving mountain men, moonshine runners, lawmen, heists, wrestling, soldiers, and outlaws are highly encouraged. Addition of regional history and folklore is also advised. Complex characters should be equally mixed with solid plots and high octane excitement. Submissions should avoid popular action clichés and unflattering Appalachian stereotypes.

Although the anthology is mainly targeted for adults, we DO NOT want stories containing language or content unsuitable for children.

Accepted Manuscript Formatting:
Use Times New Roman (12).
Italicize what you want italicized.
Single space after sentence-ending punctuation.
Be sure to include your name, address, and email on your manuscript.

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