GHOSTLEY † BOOKS

Ghostley_LogoAn Imprint of James Ward Kirk Fiction 

Now Considers Submissions of

Horror, Slipstream, Fabulism,

Cross-Genre & Related Literatures

    A call for manuscripts–both novels and story collections. 
    There should be something dark about your novel or story collection–and literary. Your work may be set in any era past, present, future, or imaginary. Traditional as well as experimental narratives and non-narratives considered. Evil should be depicted as counterfeit to a higher good.
    It is recommended that you purchase your own cover art of at least 300 dpi and nothing below the 1600 x 1066 pixel range, though the 7584 x 5055 px range works best for sharpness and clarity. If you do acquire your own cover art, you must also submit that art to Ghostley Books (not JWK Fiction) for approval after your ms. has been accepted for publication. Otherwise, cover art will be chosen for you. Inexpensive cover art can be found here
    Representative authors include Charles Dickens, George MacDonald, Anatole France, Arthur Machen, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Morris, Ralph Adams Cram, Sabine Baring-Gould, J.S. Le Fanu, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, and M.R. James.
    Representative storylines in film include The Lovely Bones [2009], The Changeling [1980], The Shining [1980], The Woman In Black [1989, 2012], Lady In White [1988], Carnival of Souls [1962], Lost Hearts [1973], The Others [2001], The Devil’s Backbone [2001], The Innkeepers [2011], The Haunting [1963], I Will Follow You Into The Dark [2012], Left In Darkness [2006], The Witch [2015], The Blackcoat’s Daughter [2015], The Presence [2010], The Rite [2011].    
    If accepted for publication, your book will appear in print and electronic formats (ebook) inside of six (6) months from offered contract. 
    No reading fee, no publication fee, no purchase of books necessary, no social media marketing or business plan required of the author. 
    The Ghostley Books imprint publishes at least 12 books each year. 
    Novels 50K – 95K words
    Story Collections 50K – 95K words
    No Poetry (unless it is a part of the story or novel)
    No advance. Royalties paid from net proceeds per contract.
    No simultaneous submissions.
    Yes, multiple submissions considered.
    Reprints of books are considered only if the original is out-of-print with the publisher and you own the copyright. Stories for collections need not have been first published elsewhere. 
    Send your ms. in a Word .doc file to:    beorh.house@gmail.com
    Turnaround is likely no more than one day, barring unforeseen circumstances. Direct all questions to Scáth Beorh via the above listed email address.
    Put as the subject of your email GHOSTLEY ACQUISITIONS
    ‘Scáth Beorh tells stories permeated with themes of violence, brutality, anguish, punishment, magical realism, and blurred lines between this and the afterlife. Sometimes veiled and at times more overt sarcasm about Christian values and moral inconsistencies underline an ingenious design behind the entertaining tales. The quality of the writing and storytelling indicates an extremely well-informed and competent storyteller.’

    ghostley
    1. a meadow or field inhabited by ghosts, and, by extension, a place of ghosts [as with ‘oakley’ being a ‘place or field of oaks’, etiam, ‘kingsley’ [kings’ place], ‘presley’ [place of priests], et cetera;
    2. a variant of ‘ghostly’, or ‘haunted with spirits’;
    3. ‘saintly, holy, hallowed, set apart’ [also spelled ‘ghostly’];
    4. of Sheol, which surrounds all of us

    It’s Here!

    COOL  AS  FUCK

    A Neo-Noir Novel

    Cool As Fuck Front Cover

    Ghostley Books by Beorh

    Cool As Fuck

    Pinprick

    The Vampires Of Dreach Fola

    Children & Other Wicked Things

    The Witch Of Ballinascarty

    Dark Sayings Of Old

    Classic Ghost Stories (Editor)

    The Annotated Nephilim Field Guide (anthology)

    Ghostley Books Forthcoming by Beorh 

    Ghostly: A Novel of Postmodern Ireland

    October House

    The Annotated Demonology Field Guide (anthology)

    The Goat On Which The Lot Fell (anthology)

    Gut-Wrenching Horror (anthology)

    Addie Disembodied

    Ghosts of Saint Augustine 

    The Annotated Witchcraft Field Guide (anthology) 

    Devils & Their Witches

    Ghosts of Saint Augustine

    BEORH calling card Feb 2017

    Haunted by benevolence
    touching me; beckoning,
    calling softly at my shoulder
    as I watch Lammas fires smolder,
    glowing red and orange in whisper.
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