State of Horror: Missouri

Charon Coin Press Announces Open Call for Submission


postcard templateState of Horror: Missouri

Payment type: Royalty Split and contributor copy
Open Submission Ends: December 31, 2015
Scheduled Release: 2016

Once again, Charon Coin Press and editor Jerry E. Benns hop on tour of the United States to bring the State of Horror Anthology to the next state, the Show-Me-State—Missouri.

Missouri brings a deep well of potential with its history and folklore. As a river state, Missouri’s eclectic past has been told around the campfires as travelers shared different manifestations of tales discovered as they traversed the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. As the launching point of the Lewis and Clark expedition, it was one of the first areas traveled while the United States was expanding into what we know today, and earned the moniker, “The Gateway to the West.”

The many rivers are not the only sources of stories Missouri has to offer.  Beneath the surface of Missouri’s rolling hilly landscape lurks another world, one cut out of the soft stone, it lays claim to some of the most intricate, and unexplored cave systems in existence.  Used by the beer brewing families to house their beer before the time of refrigeration, they brought wealth and industry making cities like St. Louis into turn-of-the-century boom towns—until the collapse after prohibition. Some of the legacies these families left behind have become legend while others are a shade darker.

The border cities are not the only source of stories from the Show-Me-State. From the northern plains to the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, Missouri’s background is steeped in a rich history full of expectation, conflict, opportunity, struggle and success. The cultures of Missouri are born from industry and grown in the vast farmlands. The rivers and mountains feed into the heart of the United States and are the reason Missouri is our next stop in our exploration in the State of Horror Series.

Submission Guidelines

Payment type: Royalty Split and contributor copy
Open Submission Ends: December 31, 2015 (New Date)
Scheduled Release: 2016

Word count for this collection is a minimum of 4,000 words not to exceed 9,000 words. Preferred format for submission is: Times New Roman at 12 pt. font. Submission should include title, author name, author email, and word count of completed story. File type accepted is .doc, .docx, and .rtf. Submission must be made via Subject line for submission email should contain author’s name, State of Horror: Missouri. Though Charon Coin Press supports the fine men and women of the United States Postal Service, we cannot accept submissions through snail mail.

Stories may contain characters and worlds created in other stories published by the author as long as it meets the requirements of the theme of State of Horror: Missouri. If a submission has been previously released, please include information about the previously released story publication and the release date. Stories may not be published in any other form for twelve (12) months prior to or after release of the State of Horror: Missouri. NO multiple submissions. NO simultaneous submissions.

Charon Coin Press understands that sexual content and violence may be included in the stories. However, before inclusion of this type of content, please make sure that it is relevant to the story’s progression. In addition, the stories must meet the general publishing guidelines of Charon Coin Press and may not contain content portraying glorified rape, acts of bestiality, and hate language. We will also not accept any submissions with acts of violence or sex regarding children.

Submission is open between June 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015

The release of each book will have a promotional campaign. Authors who have had their submissions selected will be requested to participate in the marketing of the book in which they are included.

The State of Horror Anthologies is a royalty-only payment schedule plus a contributor paperback copy. The royalties are 50% of the sales per eBook, audiobook, and Print book divided between the authors, paid every six months. Each book will contain 13 stories.

Charon Coin Press will make every effort to announce selected stories within an appropriate window based on the number of submissions. All stories are blind reads on the part of the selection team and reading does not start until approximately one week after the close of submission.

We look forward to reading your submission.

22 thoughts on “State of Horror: Missouri

  1. Pingback: Is Missouri Your State of Horror? Submission Open Now | Charon Coin Press

  2. Very excited about this!! If you wind up doing two like you did with Louisiana, I’ve got a second one to send. :) Hope the family is well.



    • Hello there, AC. This project is moving forward in the selection process.. The selection team is in the reading stages and will be coming together to make the selections soon. Thank you for your questions.
      Jerry B.


  3. Hello. if your submission isn’t accepted will you still inform so those don’t have to worry about it and can continue with other plans.


  4. This is an exciting theme for an anthology, but it doesn’t seem like it’s moving forward. It’s only reasonable that I go ahead and submit the story I wrote for this elsewhere. I wish you all the best!


  5. Hello, trying to find out how Missouri is coming. Your site says schedule release is 2016, which is quickly coming to an end. Will you please give an update and if my submission isn’t up to speed need to know.

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  6. Hi – would be great to know the adjusted dates on this project if it’s still happening. Could you post an update on Facebook?


  7. I really adore Jennifer, she’s my favourite Hollywood Mom and one of my favourite acerHsses.etr 2 girls are very pretty and so cute, I hope she will have a Baby Boy


  8. Hola, parece que emergéis de la oscuridad, y compruabo la byena salud de Novoa.Esto lo comento porque empecé a recibir Correos de “Charo Altable” que en nombre de Novoa se hizo portadora de una nueva tarea:Lanzó y me lanzaba cosas bastante extrañas, así como un enfrentamiento personal y la noticia de que Novoa había sido hospitalizado por un asunto mmuy grave.¿ De qué iba esta ” deriva” y sus noticias?.Me centraré en esto siguiendo la palabra que le día a NovoaVA:F [16&E20_11.6].mpat9iacute;a: 0 (de 0 criterios)


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