Compiled & Edited by Aric Sundquist
The Cellar Door is a biannual anthology of dark fiction. Each issue will contain 8 to 12 stories based around a specific theme and will include a brand new story from a featured author. The majority of the anthology (80%) will be filled from the open submissions.
Title: The Cellar Door – Issue #3: Dark Highways
Manuscript Format: Use the Modern Shunn Format. Include a short bio in the body of your email. Your subject line should read, DH Submission: (“Title”) by (Author’s Name). For Example, DH Submission: “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King. Attach the story as a separate document.
Influential Movies/TV: The Hitcher, Joyride, Breakdown, Blue Ruin, The Wraith, Splinter, Maximum Overdrive, Death Proof, Duel, Mad Max, From Dusk Till Dawn, Phantasm II, Drive Angry, Near Dark, Race With the Devil.
Note: Submissions are now open for Dark Highways. Send us your work! But please note… I’m already noticing many of the submissions are not following the guidelines. Please read over the Manuscript Format guidelines above and properly label your story submission subject line. It should read DH Submission: (“Title”) by (Author’s Name). For example, DH Submission: “Mrs Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King. This is important, so I know what project you are submitting your piece to.
Questions / submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org