Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures
- An undead teenager seeking acceptance from her parents.
- Ancestor spirits in an unfamiliar afterlife.
- Werewolves moving to the city to find work.
- Undead (such as a ghul, a brahmaparusha, or an aswang) with unusual dietary needs that doesn’t mesh well with the local vampire population.
- Mermaids, selkies, or bunyips forced to find new homes due to pollution.
- A fae and a mortal marrying, with neither of their families approving.
It must be first person: There must be a narrator that is telling the story as though they have experienced it. It does not need to have mad science in it at all.
Though we are not requiring it, we would also love stories that feature protagonists or settings that are outside of what we typically see in mainstream fiction. We love vampires and werewolves, but there are so many other monsters out in the world. We would also like to collect stories from a wide range of authors, including authors with little to no publishing history and authors from traditionally underrepresented groups.