There's always something new at Manhattan's oldest house

The Morris-Jumel Mansion, in collaboration with Riverdale Avenue Books, will be publishing an Anthology of Paranormal Romance and Fantasy Fiction based on the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

We are looking for stories featuring the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house, in the past, the present, future, or in an alternate universe. The stories must prominently feature the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and may include its historical inhabitants (including Madame Eliza Jumel, Stephen Jumel, Aaron Burr, and other Revolutionary War and pre-Revolutionary War characters, slaves and servants), the Mansion’s visitors, fictional or otherwise, and/or hauntings, visitations, or supernatural beings (including angels, devils, werewolves, vampires, etc), with elements of time-travel, science fiction, erotica/romance, paranormal, steampunk, or gaslamp fantasy.


The deadline for story submissions is June 30th, 2016, with the book scheduled to be published online and in print by the end of October, 2016. 

Stories should run between 2000 and 5000 words.  If you have something longer, please email to discuss the parameters of your story with the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Authors will be notified if and when their story is chosen for publication.

Format for Submissions:

Submissions must be sent as a MS Word document attachment to, with the subject line Morris-Jumel Anthology

Submissions must have your real name, pen name (if any), email address and phone number, as well as a brief author bio.  All submissions should be Times Roman 12 point, double spaced.


This will be a Riverdale Avenue Book, which will pay 33% royalties on digital and 8% on print.  Royalties will be split on a pro rata share among the authors, paid quarterly. 

Copies of the Book:

Each author will receive a pdf of the completed anthology, as well a one copy of the printed book.  The author may order additional copies at 50% of the list price.  


The author retains the rights to the story, but for a period of two years from the publication of the Anthology the author agrees not to authorize or permit publication of their story in any book, compilation or other anthology, nor to provide the story for free on the Internet. 

 Please pass this request for stories on to other writers who you think might be interested.  We are thrilled to be embarking on this project, and hope you choose to join us for this adventure in storytelling!



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