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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Open Submissions for Cemetery Dance Publications Paperback and Ebooks:

Open Submissions for Cemetery Dance Publications Paperback and Ebooks:

June 2nd - 30th

Looking for: novels, novellas, short story collections. No trilogies or series books at this time.

Genre: Horror - supernatural, thriller, cosmic, Gothic fiction, ecological horror, horror western, historical horror, body horror, found footage, quiet horror, splatterpunk, classic horror, or "dark fantasy" - as defined by the late Charles L. Grant. Not looking for straight science fiction or epic fantasy at this time.

Especially interested in work from poc, women, and the LGBTQ+ community (am not interested in debating this issue).

ALSO interested in horror told from a faith perspective (note the use of the word FAITH, and not CHRISTIAN exclusively).

Have a novella or novel which doesn't seem to be "horror enough" by others' standards? (Thinking of Robert Aikman, Flannery O'Connor, Franz Kafka) Send it in.

*Informally: Though they didn't do so well by their authors at the end, one of the things I always appreciated about Leisure Fiction was their range: they featured works by such disparate authors such as Gary Braunbeck, John Everson, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Pinborough, Mary Sangiovanni, Brian Smith, Nate Kenyon, Brian Keene, the late Tom Picirilli, and so many others. When I'm reading submissions over the next few weeks, this is something I'll be keeping firmly in mind.

*Note: At this time, I'm considering works for publication after April 2023.

Send submissions in .doc formats with a brief cover letter to: kevinlucia at, with SUBMISSION: TITLE in subject line. Format - double-spaced, with reasonably readable font.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions I'm expecting, my responses will be form emails in nature, and I won't be able to offer any advice as to why I didn't select your work, or what needs to be improved (lots of times nothing needs to be improved; it's just not what I'm looking for at that time).

I look forward to reading your submissions.

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