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How to get accepted into the anthology, or improve your likelihood of winning the contest
The short stories should include or take place during the events in the timeline provided. Modern or future technology should be a part of it, as much as Lovecraftian mythology.
Fiction that has nothing at all to do with the theme and requirements will not be accepted.
Judges tend to know what they’re looking for and we’re no exception. These submissions must match the theme but you can still utilize recommended techniques for all story writing. You can WOW us by ensuring there are creepy elements/atmosphere, relatable characters and appropriate twists/compelling ending.
Only the best of the best stories will be accepted into the compilation. You can increase your chances with excellent editing strategies. Make sure the time continuum makes sense and has proper grammar. Minor mistakes that were missed won’t discount all your hard work but if the story requires major editing overhauls, it will be sent back to you first to correct.