Nick Mamatas (nihilistic_kid) and ellendatlow are editing an anthology called "Haunted Legends" for Tor Books. They're having an open reading period from July 15 to July 31.
Haunted Legends, to be published by Tor Books, seeks to reinvigorate the genre of "true" regional ghost stories by asking some of today's leading writers to riff on traditional tales from around the world. We don't just want you to retell an old ghost story, but to renovate it so that the story is dark and unsettling all over again.
Classic tales of the Jersey Devil, the spirits of the Tower of London, ghost lights, and phantom hitchhikers continue to capture the imagination. The Haunted Legends difference is that our contributors will tell the stories in ways they've never been told before.
We pay 6 cents a word, up to 8000 words.
I am so going to write something for this. This is a chance to get published in a book with a some "name" authors. And it pays pro rates, too--a lot of anthologies pay peanuts.