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Grumpy old guy
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Well, I've finished Blood-letting -- waking opening and all. I'm now about to submit it once I get some feedback from writing buddies. What I'd like to know is if this works as a teaser in the body of the submission e-mail.

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Dawn Houston has a problem, she’s a recovered claustrophobe who has to get into a Hibernation Pod for the three-year journey to Saturn. She’s woken up by Vladimir Bathory when the spaceship’s navigational computer malfunctions and this adds a second problem, because Vladimir should have still been in hibernation sleep.

BLOOD-LETTING is the story of a woman who fights against her inner fears and an outside menace to prevent a vampire infiltrating the human colony on Ganymede.

BLOOD-LETTING is a 4,000-word short story blending horror and science fiction.

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Corky
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Are they asking for teasers in submission emails for short stories now?

Used to be that short stories were supposed to speak for themselves.

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easterabbit
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This is the book section.

And, no...you just submit the short story--no teaser required.

You could say:

'Many thanks for considering my 4000 word horror story 'Blood-letting' although I usually just go with "I am submitting 'Blood-letting' for your consideration' and then summarise my publishing credits.

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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quote:
Originally posted by easterabbit:
This is the book section.

Good point.

I'll move it.

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Grumpy old guy
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Oops! Sorry.

Hides head under armpit and slinks off into a dark corner to brood. I will have my revenge -- ha, ha, ha! (maniacal laughter) [Wink]

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The this adds a second problem felt a little clumsy to me.
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