How to Submit a story to The Dark Rose
Guidelines for Short Stories:
Accepting Short Stories Now
It's Speculative Fiction, so first, it must be an intriguing story.
Mystery, Paranormal, Supernatural, Fantasy, Alternative History, etc. . .
(See Crossing Genres discussion "What is Speculative Fiction".)
Previously published stories for which you own the rights are welcome.
Please send us polished and edited stories only. We publish two stories a
month at this time.
We do not accept stories with graphic sexual content.
No gratuitous violence. If an animal is killed for food -
like vampires who only take animal blood - this is fine.
Story Length: 1,000 - 2,500 words.
Title Page: Center Contact Information on the First Page -
1. Title, 2. Author's Name, 3. City of Residence, 4. Email, 5. Date
The story starts on the second page with:
NO use of underlining or _this_ to show bold and italics. Present the story as it would
look in print on the website.
USE a blank line between paragraphs.
USE * or # to show 'Double-Drops', aka breaks,
and put ***END*** at the end of your story.
File Type: .doc, .rtf or PDF are fine
Send to: DarkRoseStories and put "Story Submission" in subject line.
April Writer's Challenge Submission Guidelines OPEN NOW
Stories must meet the requirement above to be considered.
Story Length: up to 1000 words as determined by monthly challenge. This month - April
Format: Same as above for short stories, please
File Type: Can simply embed story into an email and send to: DarkRoseFlash put "Flash Submission" in subject line.
No attachments, please.
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