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GOTHIC ROMANCES of old featured a female protagonist dealing with a terrifying ordeal while struggling to be with her true love. Set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins or haunted castles, the love interest was either a brooding handsome gentleman or a supernatural monster disguised as a gentleman. Following the example of such works as Northanger Abbey, Phantom of the Opera, The Grey Woman, Dracula, The Woman in White, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Witch House and the like, we want your darkest, creepiest horror love story. Although we crave gothic romance style, don’t feel the need to paint a damsel in distress. The woman may certainly be the one who saves the day. We are also open to LBGTQ love stories. The main plot should be horror and romance. We don’t like stories written specifically with social or political agendas. Sensual or passionate stories are acceptable but we don’t want erotica or sexually-based stories. No rape. The editor likes horror. Be careful of sci-fi creatures or anything that sways sci-fi or fantasy.
Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 2020
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Media & Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||One-time publication.
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||One-time publication.
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Gothic.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
- Other (See guidelines).
|Short Story Short Story||2,000 - 5,000 words.|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| No|| Unknown||Text format submissions |
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