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Contest Wed Aug 24 2011

Got a Little Gothic Blue Book in Ya?

Gothic Blue Books -- popular in the 18th and 19th centuries -- are shortened versions of Gothic novels, always set in a monastery or convent or castle. And Chicago small press Burial Day Books is bringing it back -- with their own twist. For Burial Day Books' version of the Gothic Blue Book, they're requesting submissions of short stories (poems will also be considered) that follow the original Gothic Blue Book guideline or the New Burial Day Gothic Blue Book guideline. Click here for the guideline definitions and official rules and tips. Submission deadline is September 13. The publication date (online and in traditional journal format)? You guessed it: October 31.

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