EVERY ODD YEAR… Gravelight Press, the horror imprint of Devil’s Party Press, LLC, publishes a new volume of Halloween Party, the Gravelight Press horror anthology that features short stories and poems relating to all things horror.
Submission dates run from July 1- to November 30 of the even year before, so, for the 2021 anthology the submission dates were July 1-November 30, 2020. Selected authors are notified in January of the year of publication, so, for the 2021 anthology, selected authors were notified January 2021. Selected authors are paid for their stories, for 2021 the payment is $25 per story or every 1- 3 poems. All published authors also receive a free copy of the book, which typically retails for $15.
Yes, we often choose more than one story/poem from a writer.
Yes, to-date, all of our anthologies have garnered awards for the writing, editing, and book design.
We are gifted and light editors. We merely look for errors and plot holes; we never rewrite or take-over a story. We do not choose pieces that need developmental editing as a rule. It is important to us that we merely make sure your piece is shiny and perfect. We do not want to change it.
We encourage all mature writers to apply. We value and showcase the author over 40. We love diversity. We love being scared. We do not love rape, wanton animal cruelty, racism, sexism, etc. But we do like humor with our horror too.
There is, currently, a $10 reading fee. We are not funded by a university; we are writers trying to help other writers. Selected authors are paid for their stories, for 2021 the payment is $25 per story or every 1- 3 poems. All published authors also receive a free copy of the book, typically valued at $15. We also provide selected authors, upon request, a press release they can send to their local media outlets.
Thanks so much for your interest in this ongoing project, and supporting older authors.