Cemetery Riots: “Stealth” Anthology Acceptance Received
The anthology’s name is CEMETERY RIOTS, though, ghostlike, it seemed to lurk in shadows. There has been a note and cover picture on Editor Chris (“T.C.”) Bennett’s Facebook wall since about the second week of June and a web page probably in the near future. Yet there was an air of mystery when I received a “request to moderate” from WordPress concerning a comment on one of last week’s posts. It turned out not to actually be a comment as such, but rather means of contacting me with an invitation to submit.
There was a note concerning the Facebook page and a tentative publication date for early to mid 2016, plus word count limitations and info on payment. And there was an email for further contact.
So, intrigued, I checked out the picture and some other info, then emailed with some content-related questions. The answer to that, in effect, was pretty general “as long as it’s horror,” as well as some details on formats and files. Also there might be more anthologies coming in the future. So why not, thought I? A few days later I emailed a tale called “The Re-Possessed” about, keeping the CEMETERY RIOTS title and cover in mind, an undertaker’s arrangements gone wrong in Victorian London.
Then this afternoon the answer came: “I received your story. Love it. Sending out contract and payment.” So the moral, I suppose, is it’s always a good idea to follow up on mysterious emails.