ANTHOLOGY SEEKS SOUTHERN GOTHIC FICTION BY WOMEN
Editors William Wright and Michelle Wright are now considering
submissions for Phantom Manners: Contemporary Southern Gothic Fiction by
Women. Submissions are open to any woman writing southern gothic
fiction. We invite work from gifted writers in any stage of their
When we use the term "southern gothic," we do not refer to genre
fiction, but textured literary works with southern gothic aspects, e.g.
Faulkner, O'Connor, Welty, Nordan, Porter, early McCarthy, William Gay,
etc. We do not consider "southern gothic" a static subgenre, but an
amorphous, inclusive one, the only "rules" being that submitted fiction
has to deal with the American South in some sense and that the writing
be "gothic," that it orbits or involves--whether on a small or large
level--something disruptive, transgressive, taboo, derelict, corrupt,
tragic, and/or disturbing. Dark humor may also figure into the equation.
Flash fiction, short stories, or self-contained short-story-length (up
to 30 pp.) excerpts from novels are welcome. Please send submissions in
MS Word 1997-2003, 2007, or 2010 (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format
(.rtf) to the editors at:
Include your name and contact information somewhere on the submission.
Previously published work is acceptable as long you retain the rights; please supply the book
and/or journal name if the piece has been published.
submissions is January 15th, 2013, although early submissions are
Questions about the collection should be directed to the editors via:
william(at)towncreekpoetry.com (replace (at) with @ when
Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!