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by on Mar.08, 2018, under Announcements

Surprise, Treats and Advent Calendars

There’s so many types of Advent Calendars, for kids and adults alike and so many possibilities to make memories and share the joy of the holidays together. Whether it’s a couple celebrating their first holiday together and creating their own tradition with a calendar, or buying a calendar and meeting that special guy, or a couple with their first child celebrating Christmas, there’s so many stories to tell.

Submissions should:

Have an advent calendar that plays a central part in the story

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

Submissions should be sent to

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 30, 2018 – stories will release in December 2018 to celebrate the holidays

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at

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