Issue #1 will be for sale on October 29, 2016 at the Irvington Halloween Festival street fair.
Last year that street fair attracted an estimated 25,000 people.
We are a sponsor of the Festival and will have a booth set up to sell the Irvington Reader.
Language and topics:
Please understand that we are aiming at a general audience and so rough language, graphic sex and violence should be avoided. Skill negates the necessity for the rough and the graphic. Please exercise your skills and tell a good adult story that your 12 year old daughter can read.
There will be four issues of the magazine each centered around a different holiday and themes associated with those holidays. If you are telling a good story and it doesn't fit the holiday themes, don't worry, we have an online edition and our editor is considering a special edition, if we can find enough quality authors telling good stories to fill it.
Length: Short stories should be between 2500 and 5000 words.
Where to Submit Your Finished Story: all submissions are by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue #1 Halloween
August 31st - Story Submission Deadline
September 15th - Art Submission Deadline
October 29th - Issue #1 goes on sale
Halloween is a complex holiday associated with childhood fun, rowdy teenage pranks and even rowdier adult parties. It is international in scope and flavor. It is filled with candy, toilet-papered trees and goblins. Scary stories are the currency of the day. A good chiller, thriller, ghost or terror of some other stripe is always good soil into which a story can be planted. Feel free to make your story one of warmth and fear. If you can scare yourself, you can scare someone else.
Irvington need not be your setting, but its old homes and dark, narrow brick paved streets are enough inspiration for a hundred Halloweens.