Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts, oh my!


Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a short story anthology.   

This will be the next title in the Read on the Run series (See A Step Outside of NormalA Bit of a TwistUncommon Pet Tales and A Wink and a Smile) and the tentative title of this new anthology is Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts. Please note that this is only a tentative title and it is not intended to encompass all possibilities. The idea behind the Read on the Run series is that each of the stories is “short, to suit your busy lifestyle.”

We welcome stories involving all types of supernatural beings… witches, zombies, vampires, ghosts, werewolves and other were-creatures, demons, and anything else we’ve left out! Mixing and matching of different types of beings in the same story is acceptable.  There is no requirement as to genre; stories can be sci-fi, mystery, romance, adventure, etc. Simultaneous submissions permitted, but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.  Reprints are accepted as long as all rights have reverted to you; please identify your submission as a reprint when you send it in.  Multiple submissions are accepted.

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2018.  Stories should be between 1200 and 6000 words.  Submissions should be sent as an email attachment, in Word (.doc or .docx) format and written in English.  The email address is  We would prefer that there be no headers or footers.

As with all previous Read on the Run titles, this title will be published in both digital and paperback form. US and Canada authors of stories that are selected will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $20 USD, or 2 complimentary copies of the paperback; non US/Canada authors will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $20 USD, or 1 complimentary copy of the paperback.

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