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Fearful Symmetries was published to great acclaim in May 2014. It's a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and has gotten (mostly) great reviews. Thank you again, for being supporters (and you can buy more for presents!)
Fearful Symmetries was published to great acclaim in May 2014. It's a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and has gotten (mostly) great reviews. Thank you again, for being supporters (and you can buy more for presents!)
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Getting the premiums out

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Quick note on the print edition of FEARFUL SYMMETRIES

Posted by Ellen Datlow (Creator)

For those of you whose reward includes the print edition of FEARFUL SYMMETRIES, feel free to wait on sending us your mailing address until closer to March 2014, if you think you might be moving before then.

We've begun asking for various info to get folks their rewards, so stay tuned to your email. There were a lot of rewards, so it's gonna take us a coupla days to get through them all.

Cheers, and huge thanks again to everyone!!

Brett, Ellen, and Sandra

Fearful Symmetries guidelines

Posted by Ellen Datlow (Creator)

Fearful Symmetries guidelines

This is a non-theme, all original anthology of about 125,000 words of terror and supernatural horror. I’m looking for all kinds of horror, but if you’re going to use a well worn trope, try to do something fresh with it. If you’ve read any volumes of The Best Horror of the Year, you’ll know that my taste is pretty eclectic, that I like variety, and that while I don’t mind violence, I don’t think it should be the point of a story. I don’t want vignettes but fully formed stories that are about something. I want to be creeped out.

The pay rate is 7 cents a word up to 10,000 words, but as the anthology is only 125,000 words long, I would prefer stories up to 7500 words.

The open reading period will run from May 1-May 31 2013. Submissions instructions coming soon.

Regarding the Open reading period

Posted by Ellen Datlow (Creator)

I will be posting the guidelines here, there, and everywhere once I write them up and Brett & Sandra figure out a system they want to use for the huge (I'm sure and am hoping) influx of submissions for the anthology. 

So what happens next? (good question)

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