Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Anthology Market

Is this coincidence or fate?

Over at Aaron Polson's Blog, discussion turned to romance. In my comment I mentioned I was thinking about a dark romance story. Then this arrives in my inbox:

Scary Kisses

edited by Liz Grzyb with Russell B. Farr

Do your kisses have bite? What mischief are the vampires, werewolves and mummies getting up to now? Romance may be dead, but it’s still walking…

Scary Kisses, a paranormal romance anthology, is scheduled for release in 2010.

The anthology is open to unsolicited submissions until 1st December, 2009.

Submission guidelines

  1. Story length 1,000 to 8,500 words. (Longer stories may be accepted, though payment is capped at 5,000)
  2. Original stories only: no reprints, multiple or simultaneous submissions.
  3. Stories may be emailed to the editors at with the words "Submission Scary Kisses" in the subject line.
  4. Manuscript format: double spaced, large margins, sensible font.
  5. The editors reserve the right to bend any and all rules for close personal friends.
  6. Deadline: 1st December, 2009.
Send us your best stories in the paranormal romance vein.
We are looking for submissions with romantic and paranormal or speculative elements.

Payment: 2 copies and Aus 2 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $100) on publication.


  1. It's a sign! Now you have to write that dark romance tale. :)

  2. ...the stars do seem aligned.

    Of course, I've already played out all the romance I had to offer.

  3. Yep - I'm going to sit down and work through this one.

    Aaron - where do you think I get all my inspiration from?

    Nat - yes please.

  4. You go for it. I'll be looking forward to reading it.