Short Story Call for Lurking in the Deep

After a weekend spent drafting fantasy football teams and dealing with obnoxious computer issues, I haven’t managed to cobble together a lot of time for an extensive blog post, so we’re gonna kick off this week of posts with another place for all your writers out there to submit some stories. I mean, this is a writing blog, and that’s why you’re here…right?

Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (or CHBB Publishing) putting together an anthology of short stories called Lurking in the Deep, and they have an open call to any authors who want to submit. The stories must focus on the theme of fear of deep sea creatures, mythological or real. Stories submitted can be in any genre other than erotica, and they must be between 2K and 10K words.

The deadline for the submission call is February 28th, 2015. That’s a fair chunk of time to get a story together, but don’t wait on it too long! It will sneak up on you before you know it. If you’re interested in this, you can check out the post on the Juniper Grove blog that gives all the details.

Personally I’m a huge fan of sharks, which are my favorite animal. I actually wanted to be a marine biologist when I was much younger largely due to my interest in the creatures. I will definitely be trying my hand at an aquatic story of swashbuckling and terror from the deep…or something like that. If nothing else, I imagine it will be fun to write a story involving the deep sea. I don’t think I’ve ever even attempted something like that before.


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