We want to put you on a shelf.

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GRAVELIGHT PRESS SEEKING SCARY SUBMISSIONS

Are you a novelist?

Gravelight Press is currently seeking submissions of full-length works for the 2021-2022 catalogue.

The Details:

Submission Period July 1 – November 30, 2020

Genre: Horror is all we do.

(We encourage you to think Stephen King, David Seltzer, William Peter Blatty,              Anne Rice rather than Leigh Whannell)

Manuscript:

Must be complete currently. Should be in its second (or later) draft

Must be an MS WORD doc.

Length 40,000 (+) words

Writers:

Over 40 years old

Significant social media following on Facebook or Instagram (300+ followers), or willing to work to get one pre-publication

Must have or be willing to write for an author blog

Must have or create Goodreads and Amazon pages

Be willing and able to work in MS WORD and to communicate through email

Submission Guidelines:

Send a synopsis of 300 words or less, a photo ID, and the first 15 pages of the work to submit@gravelightpress.com on or before November 30 @ midnight.

Authors only; no agents

Fees/payments:

No fees to authors

Payments to authors of royalties and author copies

Response time:

All submissions will be notified by December 30, 2020

What GP doesn’t like:

Torture or violence against anyone, especially women, minorities, animals. We know that there is violence in horror. We prefer that not all the victims be hot teen girls in nighties, if you get our drift. It’s time to progress a bit, Horror.

Religious overtones, meaning don’t have some deity save everyone at the end, or that we’re supposed to figure out that the lion is Jesus (but we like a good satanic story just like the next fellow. The Omen anyone? Rosemary’s Baby? Yum!)

What GP does like:

Off-beat and surprising characters

Horror that crosses genre-lines.

Horror that is part of an on-going series.

Off-beat and surprising authors willing to sell themselves and their art.  We would love for you to make this your career. Let’s work on that together.

Excellent grammar and punctuation (we are an editor and an English professor after all)

Send your submission to submit@gravelightpress.com . Let’s get you on a shelf!

PS… Does this look good to you?

It’s not too late to get in on the next Gravelight anthology.

We work hard for our authors, and we’re selective, and we’d like to select you.

Gravelight Press Authors Descend Upon Indy Lit Festival

Get your Halloween mood percolating THIS Saturday. October 3, where four fabulous Gravelight Press authors (R. David Fulcher, Bernie Brown, Josephine Queen, and James Goodridge) will be among the featured readers at 2020 Frostburg Indie Lit Festival.

R. David Fulcher’s A Dark Harvest, a book of terrifying short stories, will be published by Gravelight in 2021. Bernie Brown, Josephine Queen, and James Goodridge are each featured in the newly released Exhumed!

Don’t miss this free, fun, and virtual event Saturday, October 3!

At Night… She Writes

We’re raving about the writing of JC Raye, and you will too!

We recently had a female author who writes Sci Fi tell us that women weren’t well-respected in the Sci Fi-universe. You could say that exact same thing about horror. And yet, women have such interesting ways of approaching horror. Take the terrifying Miss Raye, for example. Her Exhumed short story features an elf, not just any old elf, but THE ELF, that jolly old Kringle fellow you’ve heard about. And, as you might expect, this tale of horror is filled with stocking stuffers and lovely food, warm robes, and surprises of the holiday ilk, and most of those surprises are, well … nasty.

Intrigued? I know we were.

Learn more about JC Raye, and pick up a copy of Exhumed, for Christmas, Kwanza, or any other holiday, today. Also be sure to visit Raye’s Amazon Author Page.

We want to put you on a shelf.

skull-shelf2

GRAVELIGHT PRESS SEEKING SCARY SUBMISSIONS

Are you a novelist?

Gravelight Press is currently seeking submissions of full-length works for the 2021-2022 catalogue.

The Details:

Submission Period July 1 – November 30, 2020

Genre: Horror is all we do.

(We encourage you to think Stephen King, David Seltzer, William Peter Blatty,              Anne Rice rather than Leigh Whannell)

Manuscript:

Must be complete currently. Should be in its second (or later) draft

Must be an MS WORD doc.

Length 40,000 (+) words

Writers:

Over 40 years old

Significant social media following on Facebook or Instagram (300+ followers), or willing to work to get one pre-publication

Must have or be willing to write for an author blog

Must have or create Goodreads and Amazon pages

Be willing and able to work in MS WORD and to communicate through email

Submission Guidelines:

Send a synopsis of 300 words or less, a photo ID, and the first 15 pages of the work to submit@gravelightpress.com on or before November 30 @ midnight.

Authors only; no agents

Fees/payments:

No fees to authors

Payments to authors of royalties and author copies

Response time:

All submissions will be notified by December 30, 2020

What GP doesn’t like:

Torture or violence against anyone, especially women, minorities, animals. We know that there is violence in horror. We prefer that not all the victims be hot teen girls in nighties, if you get our drift. It’s time to progress a bit, Horror.

Religious overtones, meaning don’t have some deity save everyone at the end, or that we’re supposed to figure out that the lion is Jesus (but we like a good satanic story just like the next fellow. The Omen anyone? Rosemary’s Baby? Yum!)

What GP does like:

Off-beat and surprising characters

Horror that crosses genre-lines.

Horror that is part of an on-going series.

Off-beat and surprising authors willing to sell themselves and their art.  We would love for you to make this your career. Let’s work on that together.

Excellent grammar and punctuation (we are an editor and an English professor after all)

Send your submission to submit@gravelightpress.com . Let’s get you on a shelf!

PS… Does this look good to you?

It’s not too late to get in on the next Gravelight anthology.

We work hard for our authors, and we’re selective, and we’d like to select you.