Call for submissions, “spooky tales” department

Bridgeside Books in Waterbury are seeking Vermont writers, Vermont stories, and Vermont legends for an evening in October of original scary stories read aloud by local actors and writers. Think ghost stories around the fire meets Moth.

The event creators are looking for a fun, spine chilling kind of story that leaves the audience paranoid, but not deeply disturbed or grossed out. What haunted Vermont inns have secrets to tell? Which house in Shelburne shelters ghosts of all kinds? Which local legends are in need of a haunting backstory? Let Vermont and the spirit of Halloween be as much of a setting as a character itself.

Stories should be best when read aloud. Requesting 8-15 pages (flexible). Submit by email in Word doc or PDF format by June 15, 2022 to info@bridgesidebooks.com. Please Include SPOOKY TALES in your subject line. For more information, contact Bridgeside at the same email address, and be sure to visit https://bridgesidebooks.com for upcoming author-related events.

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