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Midnight Bites Novella Anthology Series Crone Girls Press

Midnight Bites is a series of digitally-published mini-anthologies available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Each volume is themed, and contains three novelette- and/or novella-length stories. While we may seek specific themes, authors may submit a novelette or novella that might drive a future themed volume.

Currently Seeking:
THEMES:
* Carnivale/Carnie Horror
* Medical Horror (For this one, I’m not looking for body horror or stories derived from illness; rather, I’m seeking submissions that address the horror that is the medical care system. As such, this theme may be more well-situated for US writers, but I’m open to the possibilities.)
UNTHEMED: If you have a novelette or novella that would lend itself well to a three-story volume, please submit as an unthemed submission.

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Currently Seeking:
THEMES:
* Carnivale/Carnie Horror
* Medical Horror (For this one, I’m not looking for body horror or stories derived from illness; rather, I’m seeking submissions that address the horror that is the medical care system. As such, this theme may be more well-situated for US writers, but I’m open to the possibilities.)
UNTHEMED: If you have a novelette or novella that would lend itself well to a three-story volume, please submit as an unthemed submission.

Genre: Horror
Word Count: 10K – 25K words (firm)
Payment: $50.00 Author Payment up front, plus 25% royalties
Statement of Inclusivity: We are an inclusive press, so if you’re wondering if we would want your story with a queer or BIPOC or neurodiverse or economically marginalized protagonist—most definitely.
Simultaneous/Multiple Subs: Yes.
Reprints: No.
Deadline: We are reading on a rolling basis; once I receive enough stories for a specific theme, I will remove it from the call. As stated above, we are open to reading novelettes and novellas outside the specific themes, and will read those on a rolling basis as well.
How to Submit: Address submissions to Rachel A. Brune, Editor. Please include a cover letter with logline, word count, and the theme for which you are submitting. If you are sending an unthemed submission, please indicate a possible appropriate theme in your letter. Shunn format is required; with the exception that if you would like to excise any physical contact information normally included in that format, please feel free to do so.