The Dark Toronto Anthology has been suspended until further notice. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.
This anthology will use dark fiction to explore Toronto. It has to be more than just setting your story in Toronto. Toronto has to be integral to the story. It has to be a story that couldn’t take place in any city in the world but Toronto.
Toronto has to feel like a living breathing character.
What makes it tick?
What makes it scared?
What makes it bleed?
What’s that rumbling sensation under your feet? Is it the subway train? Or perhaps the return of the Cabbagetown Monster?
What ghosts lurk in the castle? Who whispers in the tunnels? What strange lights flicker in the windows of Casa Loma late at night?
Those rolling patches of fog from Lake Ontario could be lake fog or perhaps they’re the ghosts who haunt the Legion Road streetcar stop?
What lures the broken hearted to fling themselves from the Bloor Street viaduct?
Why do they film so many horror movies in Hart House and other U of T properties?
Is the lighthouse keeper on Toronto Island lonely even though he’s been dead for years?
Who was buried between the walls at the old Sanctuary Vampire Sex Bar?
If you’re familiar with the dark history of Toronto, you may know the answers to some of these questions. You may even be tempted to create some of your own.
Dark Toronto is looking for fictional horror stories set in Toronto. This anthology is open to anyone who can write a horror story about Toronto and make us feel like we’re there. Stories originally set in Boston or Dublin and transposed to Toronto, will be easy to spot.
There are many unique characteristics about Toronto. There are many creepy, dark, and strange places that may or may not harbour creatures of the night. So be certain you’re intimate with the setting before you submit.
Toronto The Good? Dark Toronto aims to bury that nickname. At the bottom of Lake Ontario. Where many of the city’s skeletons rest.
- 3000 to 6000 words.
- 12 pt Times New Roman, Standard Manuscript Format
- Please include name, mailing address, and word count on page 1 of manuscript
- Email submissions in RTF or DOC format.
- Email all submissions to email@example.com with manuscript as an attachment.
- Closing date for submissions is January 30, 2017
- Estimated publication date is October 2017
- Payment will be 3 cents (CDN) per word. Payment upon publication
Christopher Jones has co-edited the anthologies Eulogies II: Tales From the Cellar and Eulogies III with Nanci Kalanta and Tony Tremblay for HW Press. They are currently working on Eulogies IV. He lives in Toronto.
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