Monday Market - Christmas Ghost Stories - June 30, 2012 (via @AlanBaxter)

Alan Baxter reposted this into my feed a few days ago, and it looks like an interesting opportunity for ghost story writers, from Spectral Press. Also, you have months to get your entry done, so no excuses:

What we are looking for are ghostly/supernatural tales of between 5,000 and 10,000 words, set around the time of the Christmas/Mid-winter celebrations. Think of the kind of thing that MR James and Charles Dickens would have written at this time of year and you’ll be on the right track. The stories should primarily rely on atmosphere, tension, suspense, suggestion and implication to send shivers down peoples’ spines: whilst we are not averse to something of the more visceral kind (provided it works within the context of the story), we are not looking for slasher/unhinged psychopath with a sharp instrument/serial killer or gore-filled fiction.

From what I can tell it will just be a token payment, including contributors copies, but it may be a good opportunity to get noticed by Spectral Press, who seem to publish only by invitiation. You can find the rest of the submission details here: