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The 13 Days of Christmas Anthology 7

A project of Twelve House Books (see other related projects).

About

Twelve House Books will be publishing a Christmas anthology. Send anything you have which concerns Christmas. Fiction, creative nonfiction, real-life events and memoirs, poetry, etc. Stretch your imagination. Please… no maniac murdering Santas, and only Krampus stories that follow the specific Christmas-saving vision of director Michael Dougherty. Nothing will be considered that mars or destroys beloved stories and legends about this most wonderful time of the year. In short, nothing perverse, and certainly nothing antichrist. That said, all genres of writing will be considered including Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Quirk, Cross-Genre, etc. Ghost Stories are especially encouraged, but for this anthology they need to be set around or in some way related to Christmas (or the Twelve Days afterward). Ideas? How afraid were the shepherds when they were confronted by supernatural beings and told of the Messiah’s birth? What other dispirited families has Krampus visited to encourage in his own horrifying way? What is that uncanny event that happens every year on the 6th Day of Christmas? How does that haunted house figure into the season? Tell us much more about Virginia O’Hanlon, fiction or no. Who is Santa Claus really? Retell the terrible story of the children who were taken from their mothers by Herod. You get the picture. The possibilities are endless.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Folklore/Mythology (Ghost stories, See guidelines), Seasons/Holidays (Specific holidays), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Folklore/Mythology (Ghost stories, See guidelines), Memoir (See guidelines), Seasons/Holidays (Specific holidays), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
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No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Folklore/Mythology (Ghost stories, See guidelines), Seasons/Holidays (Specific holidays), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 07 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Sep 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Sep 2021

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