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House of Soul Cakes Taking Submissions!

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

Just in time for the scary Spirit Season, submit your work for consideration now!

House of Soul Cakes, in collaboration with Sundown Halloween ( is seeking submissions for an annual magazine called "The Spirit Season".

The magazine celebrates the ancient festival of the spirit season, when the veil between worlds is thinnest. With nature creeping back into the soil itself, winter's cold temperatures and grey clouds allow ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to leap into our world during the time from October to the night of Epiphany (January 6th).

This inaugural issue will be a children's magazine for grownups, combining a Halloween Highlights magazine with nostalgic aesthetic from decades past.

The magazine will only feature creative works that focus on this year's theme AND occur during a holiday or day between October 1st and January 6th. Holidays can include any special day celebrated around the world in any country, religion, historical event, etc.

The theme for 2023's release is: Ghosts.

We are seeking the following items, suitable for children ages 8 and up, but that will also appease adults interested in these same themes:

1) Short Ghost Stories - Max 15,000 Words in Length

2) Poems - Any Length

3) Historical Essays - Max 15,000 Words in Length

4) Interviews - Max 3,000 Words in Length

5) Oral History - Max 10,000 Words in Length

6) Crossword Puzzles

7) Jokes/Riddles - Appropriate for 8 and Up

8) Illustrations or Drawings

9) Art Piece (Paintings, Graphics, Etc)

10) Photos or Photo Essay

11) Activities/Games for one of the Holidays

12) Recipes

13) Coloring Pages

14) Movie/Book/Product Reviews

15) Top 10 Lists or Quick Facts

16) Pictures of Your Creepy Collections

17) Something Creative You Have That Just Might Fit!

Please email all submissions to the following email address by January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EST:

All photos should be submitted as JPGs. All written pieces should be submitted as PDFs or DOCX.

Please title your email "Spirit Season Submission", and include your contact information, social media links, website link, and any details pertaining to your submission.

Timely submission does not guarantee appearance in the publication.

All submissions will be reviewed and approved by a three-person panel.

Approved submissions will not be paid.

Approved submissions will receive a free physical copy of the publication and social media promotion by Sundown Halloween several times from September 1, 2023 to January 6, 2024.

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