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 Stalkers

A Collection of Thriller Stories

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This anthology will have a main theme of Stalkers. That is about where my direction stops. It does not have to be paranormal, though it can be. The story can be a psychological thriller, horror, paranormal, suspense, action…whatever you want it to be. You can have a demon stalking someone in their dreams or a serial killer stalking prey, just to give you a couple examples. Whatever your twisted minds can come up with. I want stories that have you looking in the backseat of your car before you get in—stories that make the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you think someone looked at you just a little too long.  Let your imaginations flow free and DELVE into the DARKER side of your mind…You know you want to.

This is an adult anthology but please…NO SEXUALLY DISTURBING scenes.

There will be more guidelines for submissions this time around. This is the 3rd anthology and we are learning as we go. Please CAREFULLY look them over and make sure that your story is formatted according to the specifications. Stories submitted that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered for the anthology.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. The word count for stories must be AT LEAST 5,000 words but CANNOT EXCEED 12,000 words.
  2. Microsoft Word document is preferable over all other file types with the following specifications:
    1. Font: 12 pt Times New Roman
    2. Line Spacing: DOUBLE SPACE
    3. Paragraph indentations: 0.5” (page layout > first line indent) *DO NOT USE TABS*
    4. Margins: Normal margin settings (click on page layout > margins > normal)
    5. Contest runs from June 1 – August 1.  All entries must be turned in on or before August 1st.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
    6. You must sign a contract if you are chosen to be in the anthology. (If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must be willing to sign the contract.  Your parents will also need to be aware this anthology may contain adult content.)
    7. You must be a fan of http://www.facebook.com/cynthiashepp because that is where all the contest details and announcements will take place.
    8. There is no monetary compensation. The winners receive a paperback, pdf, and a mobi, plus lots of great exposure!

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO  cynthiashepp@yahoo.com with the following information:

  • Subject: STALKERS
  • Your story attached using the guidelines above
  • A brief bio up to 100 words
  • A brief dedication up to 50 words
  • Two social links you wish to share (example: website/blog and Facebook links)
  • One of your published books (if you have one) you wish to link to on Amazon

HAVE FUN & BE CREATIVE!

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“Voices of the Soul” by Rene Folsom
“Number 18” by Michael Loring
“Sweet Lenora” by Bart Hopkins
“Truth or Dare” by Jon Messenger
“Suburban Zombie” by Anthony Lance
“All I Want for Christmas” by Jason Brant
“In the Eyes of the Beholder” by Penelope Anne Bartotto
“Little Tchotchkes” by Nicki Scalise
“I am Serna” by Magen McMinimy
“Bloodlines” by S. L. Dearing
“Metronome” by Eaton Thomas Palmer
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 “What began as an idea soon set into motion a chain of events that would lead to heart-stopping action, amazing suspense, and stories that will stick with you way after you are done.
Unique, unexpected, beyond imagining…shocking TWISTS that will have you frantically turning back the pages to see what clues you overlooked to have missed what was coming.
Paranormal stories that span across the genre and will wow you, shock you, and leave you gasping for more.  11 different authors, one main idea, and worlds that will TWIST your imagination…”

Press Release for Twist from S.L. Dearing

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Featured Stories:

“Voices of the Soul” by Rene Folsom
“Number 18” by Michael Loring
“Sweet Lenora” by Bart Hopkins
“Truth or Dare” by Jon Messenger
“Suburban Zombie” by Anthony Lance
“All I Want for Christmas” by Jason Brant
“In the Eyes of the Beholder” by Penelope Bartotto
“Little Tchotchkes” by Nicki Scalise
“I am Serna” by Magen McMinimy
“Bloodlines” by S. L. Dearing
“Metronome” by Eaton Thomas Palmer

This began as the second Anthology Contest on my Facebook page. There were so many amazing entries, though only 11 went in. I want to thank everyone for participating. I am extremely happy with the way it turned out!

I also want to thank Rene Folsom, who partnered with me on this anthology. Without her, it wouldn’t be out there! The amazing cover is all her as well as the interior design, and a million other things that needed to be done. I would have to say she had the most stressful job. This is the beginning of a very long business between us with the soon-to-be-revealed website for

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(It is a work in progress)

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APOCALYPSE IS LIVE ON AMAZON!


APOCALYPSE: AN ANTHOLOGY BY AUTHORS AND READERS

As most of you probably know I put together an anthology called “Apocalypse: An Anthology by Authors and Readers”. It was created from a short story contest on my facebook page and it just snowballed from there. It is chock full of established authors such as Jason Brant, Jayce Grayson, R.M. Gilmore, Kate Charles, S.L. Dearing, Brittany Heister, and Jon Messenger. It also introduces a bunch of never before published authors such as Nicki Scalise (co-owner of the awesome Thousand Lives Book Blog and Page Turners Facebook page), Kimberly Hennessy (owner of Moutful of Words Blog), Heather Kirchoff, and Jocelyn Sanchez. This is a book worth reading and I’m not just saying that because I edited and published it! You also can’t miss out on the fabulous artwork by Rene Folsom of Physel Designs, who won the Cover Contest. I would love it if you would buy a copy, or even just like it on Amazon and agree with the tags! If you would rather have a paperback, those should be available from Amazon soon. Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can BORROW it for free!

SYNOPSIS:

What began as an idea soon set into motion a chain of events which would lead to the next APOCALYPSE…
I want you to imagine that the world as we know it has ended. Total Apocalypse. You only have yourself and one other person you can rely on. There is no power, no water, and you are armed with only a backpack of supplies. In your backpack there are matches, four bottles of water, enough food to make it three days, and one weapon. Spin a web of survival, danger, and conflict. Tell us why the world as you knew it ended, tell us your fears, make up a world in which nothing is the same and survival is hard, and the world is against you. Tell us what you would do, where you would go, how you would get food and water, how you would protect yourself, and how you would make your life over again. You could even throw in some romance and meet some new people to help you on your journey.
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11 authors, 11 different stories, one main idea…welcome to the APOCALYPSE…
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AMAZON BUY LINK:

APOCALYPSE: An Anthology by Authors and Readers

MY FACEBOOK:

http://www.facebook.com/cynthiashepp

APOCALYPSE WEBSITE:

www.apocalypseanthology.com

*The next Anthology Contest will start in January. So if you are a writer looking to get published or a cover artist looking to get your work out there, keep a check on my facebook page for more details*

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE COVER FOR THE APOCALYPSE ANTHOLOGY


As most of you know I am publishing an anthology called “Apocalypse”. There are some great short stories from some awesome people in it, Authors and Readers. I put up a cover contest for the anthology with the winner getting their cover on the book. I got some insanely good covers to show you from some freaking awesome artists and I want you to vote on your favorite. The only rule is that you can only vote ONE time. So without further adieu I am going to post the covers. The covers will have RED NUMBERS on top of them. There is a form at the bottom that you can fill out to vote. Just put your name, email address, and the NUMBER of the cover you are voting for. Voting ends Sunday, November 4, at 10 pm CST. Cover reveal will be on Monday, November 5th. All images are owned by their respective artists. Please do not distribute without permission.

(1) ONE                        (PULLED FROM CONTEST, Please pick another)

              

(2) TWO              artist: Katherine Rochholz

       

   

(3) THREE                   artist: Pam Rosensteel

                 

(4) FOUR                    artist: Rene Folsom

                                

(5) FIVE                       artist: Rene Folsom

(6) SIX                            artist: Rene Folsom

(7) SEVEN                     artist: Rene Folsom

(8) EIGHT                      artist: Rene Folsom

(9) NINE                    artist: Rene Folsom

(10) TEN                     artist: Katherine Rochholz

(11) ELEVEN                   artist: Rene Folsom

VOTE BELOW ON YOUR FAVORITE COVER!!!