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Attn: Animal-loving Speculative Writers

A Quiet Shelter There
Anthology of speculative stories about companion or service animals.

This anthology directly benefits Friends of Homeless Animals (http://www.foha.org).

Submissions Guidelines

Stories about companion or service animals.  We will accept fiction and poetry only.  Preference will be given to speculative fiction:  science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, etc.   But we will also consider other kinds of fiction, including (and especially) humor.

Electronic submissions only:  Do NOT send attachments.  Send the story in the body of the email.  Double space between paragraphs, single space your text, and put some kind of indicator between sections.

Please include a short bio with your submission, 100 words or less.  Submission dates:  May 1 to August 31, 2011. Length:  1000 to 4000 words. Payment:  By PayPal.  $10.00 US for stories, $5.00 US for poems–you may choose to donate your payment to the shelter. You will also receive one copy of the book. Target publication date:  Spring/Summer 2012.

Please view complete guidelines at http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/aquietshelterthereguidelines.html.

Editor:  Gerri Leen
Email to: hrbsubs [at] gerrileen [dot] com

VERY IMPORTANT: In the subject line put: SHELTER SUBMISSION

About Kat Heckenbach

Kat grew up in the small town of Riverview, Florida, where she spent most of her time either drawing or sitting in her "reading tree" with her nose buried in a fantasy novel...except for the hours pretending her back yard was an enchanted forest that could only be reached through the secret passage in her closet... She never could give up on the idea that maybe she really was magic, mistakenly placed in a world not her own...but as the years passed, and no elves or fairies carted her away...she realized she was just going to have to create the life of her fantasies. She shares that life with her husband and two homeschooling kids. Kat is a graduate of the University of Tampa, Magna Cum Laude, B.S. in Biology. She spent several years teaching, but never in a traditional classroom--everything from Art to Algebra II. Her writing spans the gamut from inspirational personal essays to dark and disturbing fantasy and horror, with over forty short fiction and nonfiction credits to her name.

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