Short Dark Fiction Markets


I don't know about you but it takes bloody ages searching the web for genre relevant short fiction journals and magazines that accept short story submissions.

The great thing about submitting your work to magazines rather than entering them into competitions which usually have an entry fee, is that you don't have to pay for your work to be considered and not only that you could get paid for them.

 So, I've decided to compile a list of magazines and online publications that mostly specialise in fantasy, horror and dark fiction that will accept short stories.

These are not listed in any order by the way.


1 - www.lamplightmagazine.com

This is a quarterly magazine for dark fiction that accepts short stories and flash fiction. They do not accept stories with the following subjects: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hit men, excessive gore or sex.

Submission guidelines
  • $150 payment per short story. $50 for flash fiction
  • Flash fiction is considered at 1,000 words or less. Short Stories are 2,000 - 7,000 words, but it says on their website they will consider stories that are longer than 7,000
  • Lamplight magazine will accept reprints and simultaneous submissions but not multiple submissions
  • The cut off dates for each quarterly are;  Spring– 15 January, Summer – 15 April, Fall – 15 July, Winter – 15 October
2 - www.sanitariummagazine.com

This is a monthly magazine specialising in horror fiction. It also features interviews with writers and publishers.

Submission guidelines
  • Sanitarium magazine accept fiction that is 10,000 words or less
  • They accept any horror theme. They will also accept real life ghost stories that are less than 1,000 words

3 - www.apex-magazine.com

This is a monthly magazine that specialises in science fiction, fantasy and horror. To date they have received a Best Semiprozine Hugo nomination.

Submission guidelines

  •  Apex Magazine accepts fiction with a maximum word count of 7,500 words
  • Payment is $0.06 per word
  • They do not accept reprints
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions and will try to respond to your submission within 30 days
4 -  http://blacktreacle.ca/

Black Treacle is a  bi-monthly magazine that specialises in horror, dark fantasy and speculative fiction. On their website it states that the main function of Black Treacle is to help support writers and gives preference to Canadian writers.

Submission guidelines

  • Black Treacle accepts short fiction that is between 1,500 - 5,000 words
  • Include with your submission a cover letter that details any publishing credits as well as your name, address and story title
  • Black Treacle aim to respond to your submission within 60 days

5 - www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk

The  British Fantasy Society has been up and running since the early 1970's. They accept short stories, non fiction and poetry and publish a journal up to four times a year.

Submission guidelines

  • The British Fantasy journal are looking for short stories between 3,000 - 5,000 word count
  • They accept any genre within fantasy
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • With your submission you will need to include a brief third person authors bio
6 -  www.tor.com

This is the big one. Tor.com is an online science fiction magazine that is published by Tor books and has over 1.5 million readers per month The magazine specialises in speculative fiction which includes science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They accept short stories and poetry.

Submission guidelines

  • Tor.com are looking for stories that are under 12,000 words
  • They pay $0.25 per word up to 5,000 and $0.15 for the next 5,000, $0.10 after that
  • They do not want multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • You can expect to hear back from them after about seven months, this is because they receive so many


7 - www.clarkesworldmagazine.com

This is a world fantasy and Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy monthly magazine that
publishes short stories, interviews and articles. They accept art, non-fiction and short story submissions.

Submission guidelines

  • Clarkesworld Magazine accept submissions with a word count between 1,000 - 8,000 (they prefer a word count of 4,000)
  • They will pay $0.10 for the first 4,000 words, $0.07 for each word after
  • They are looking for science fiction and fantasy short stories
8 -  www.nightmare-magazine.com

Nightmare magazine is an online magazine that specialises in horror and dark fantasy that can range from zombies to ghosts.

Submission guidelines

  • Nightmare magazine are looking for stories with a word count between 1,500 - 7,500 though they prefer stories with a word count of 5,000 or less
  • Payment is $0.06 per word
  • All types of horror and dark fiction are accepted
  • When submitting work you should include a cover letter 
  • Stories should be submitted in RTF or .DOC format using their online submission system
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
9 - www.sirenscallpublications.com/ezine.htm

Sirens call publications are an edgy/ dark fiction publication. You will need to check their website for details of their current open submissions which are themed.

Submission guidelines

  • They accept poems up to 50 lines, flash fiction of 300 - 500 word count, and short stories between 1,000 - 2,500 words.
  • Sirens call publications are interested in stories of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery and suspense.
  • Stories should be submitted via email
  • They do not accept multiple submissions
10 - http://krakenpress.com

Kraken press publishes Aghast which is a bi-annual journal of horror and dark fantasy fiction. They are looking for original unpublished stories, and prefer supernatural and weird tales.

Submission guidelines

  • Aghast accepts short stories with a word count between 1,500 - 7,000. A word count of 5,000 is preferred. For flash fiction the word count should be 250 - 1,000
  • They do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • They  will aim to respond to your submission within 60 days
  • Payment is $0.01 per word
11 -  https://nephilimpress.com

Nephilim press are publishers that specialise in occult fiction which includes witchcraft, voodoo and folk magic.

Submission guidelines

  • Nephilim press will accept short stories with a word count of 5,000 -10,000
  • Submissions should be sent via email
12 - www.gothiccitypress.com

Gothic city press are looking for dark fiction stories with an element of science fiction, fantasy, supernatural and so on.

Submission guidelines

  • Gothic city press will accept stories with a word count of 500 -8,000
  • Payment is $10 for stories over 500, $20 for those over 2,000 plus royalties.
  • You can submit online through their website
  • They aim to respond to your submission in two weeks
13 - http://fictionmagazines.com

FictionMagazines.com  are looking for short stories and consider many genres. They produce monthly magazines that specialise in crime, romance, fantasy and many more. Under the Bed is their horror magazine.

Submission guidelines

  • The minimum word count is 2,500
  • They do not accept multiple submissions
  • They aim to respond to your submission within six months
  • Payment is through royalties
14 -  http://philosophyafterdark.com

Philosophy after dark is a blog that is dedicated to literature, philosophy and most things in between. They are accepting submissions for prose, poetry and non fiction.

Submission guidelines

  • They will accept short stories with a word count of up to 2,000
  • They do not accept multiple submissions
  • Short stories should be submitted via email to fiction@philosophyafterdark.com
  • They aim to respond to your submission within a month
15 -  www.strangehorizons.com

Strange Horizons is a weekly magazine that specialises in speculative fiction and non fiction. They welcome short stories which feature science fiction, fantasy, horror and slipstream. This is a great magazine to be published in as some of their featured stories have been nominated or won various awards such as the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.

Submission guidelines

  • Short stories of speculative fiction with a word count of no more than 10,000, a word count of under 5,000 is preferred.
  • Stories must not have been previously published
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • Stories must be submitted through their website, they do not take postal or email submissions
  • Payment is $0.08 per word
  • They aim to respond within 40 days
16 -  www.ideomancer.com

Ideomancer publishes speculative fiction and poetry. They are particularly interested in stories that push boundaries, hyperfiction.

Submission guidelines
  • They accept stories with a word count of no more than 7,000
  • Ideomancer accepts submissions during December - January, March - April, June - July, September - October
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • They aim to respond to submissions within 30 days
  • Submissions should be emailed to fiction@ideomancer.com along with a cover letter.
17 - www.aphelion-webzine.com

Aphelion Webzine specialise in science fiction, fantasy and horror and is published monthly. Although they do not pay for stories they will provide feedback.

Submission guidelines


  • Aphelion Webzine accept short stories with a word count between 1001 - 7500, and should be sent to Nate Kailhofer at shorts@aphelion-webzine.com
  • Flash fiction must have a word count of less than 1000 and can be submitted to John Rose at flash@aphelion-webzine.com
  • Include with your submission an author bio, they have warned on their website that if you don't do this and are successful they may make one up for you!
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions
  • All stories should be formatted in .rtf
  • Their response time is 4-6 weeks

18 -  www.bewilderingstories.com

Bewildering stories is a weekly webzine that specialises in speculative and experimental fiction, they will accept all genres, fiction and non fiction, novels, novellas, poetry, articles, essays, reviews, graphic art and even music.

Submission guidelines


  • They will accept any stories of any length
  • Although all genres are accepted they do prefer science fiction and fantasy fiction.
  • Short stories should be submitted by email
  • They will accept simultaneous submissions
19 -  www.morpheustales.com

Morpheus Tales Publishing is a UK publisher that specialises in horror, science fiction and Fantasy.

Submission guidelines


  • Morpheus tales accepts short stories with a word count no higher than 3,000
  • They accept stories within the genre of horror, science fiction and fantasy, or a mixture of those genres.
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions
  • They do not accept multiple submissions
  • Submissions must be a word document, 12 point Times New Roman Font, double spaced and a header on each page stating name, title and page number
  • Submissions can be emailed to morpheustales@blueyonder.co.uk
20 -  http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/

 This is a  UK magazine that specialises in horror fiction and dark fantasy.

Submission Guidelines


  • Black static accepts short stories with a word count no greater than 10,000
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions, or work that has been previously published
  • Submissions are accepted through their website via Submittable




21 -  www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines/
Albedo One is an Irish magazine that specialises in science fiction, fantasy and Horror.

Submission Guidelines

  • Albedo One accept short stories with a word count between 2,500 and 8,000
  • They aim to respond between two - four months after a story has been submitted
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • They do not accept stories that have been previously published
  • Stories can be submission via post, their address is:  Albedo One, 8 Batchelor's Walk, Dublin 1, Ireland 
  • Postal entries should be typewritten, double lined, printed on one side only and have margins of at least 1 inch. All postal entries should include an email address. Irish stamps must be used.
  • Submissions can also be emailed to: bobn@yellowbrickroad.ie
  • Email submissions can be attached to email as an .rtf document, the Subject line should read - Fiction Submission: Name of story 
22 -  http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/

Beneath ceaseless skies specialises in literary adventure fantasy, stories with a secondary world setting. They are not interested in science fiction, urban fantasy, stories set in the real world. They prefer stories that focus on characters who grow and change.

Submission guidelines'

  • Beneath ceaseless skies accept short stories under 10,000 words
  • They do not accept stories that have previously been published
  • They do not accept multiple submissions but do accept simultaneous submissions as long as it is clearly stated
  • Submissions should include name , address and email on first page. A cover letter should be enclosed
  • Submissions should be sent as an .doc or .rtf file to submissions@beneath-ceaseless-skies.com
  • It is very important to include the word submission into your subject line, along with title or else the email will be deleted by their spam filter.
23 -  http://buzzymag.com/submissions/

Buzzy mag is a magazine that publishes science fiction and fantasy stories along with news , reviews and interviews.

Submission Guidelines

  • Buzzy mag are looking for original science fiction, fantasy and horror stories with a word count not exceeding 10,000.
  • They will also accept Thriller, suspense and paranormal tales that cross into speculative fiction
  • They only accept E-submissions, and submissions should be emailed in .doc format to submissions@buzzymag.com, with the subject line: Fiction "Name of Story" 
  • Buzzy mag accepts reprints but you must inform them of where it has been previously published
  • Payment is $0.02 per word for non-exclusive rights
  • Response time is usually 6-8 weeks
24 -  http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/

Crossed Genres is a monthly magazine that  welcomes speculative fiction. This magazine is free to read online and is also published in print. They strongly encourage submissions with under-represented main characters, women of colour, LGBTQ characters and characters with disabilities.

Submission Guidelines
  • They accept stories with a word count between 1,000 - 6,000 and must have an element of science fiction and or fantasy and be relevant to the current month's theme.
  • They welcome submissions through their website
  • Payment is $0.06 per word
25 -  http://dailysciencefiction.com/submit

Daily Science Fiction is a professional publication of science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, they offer a free subscription.

Submission Guidelines

  • Word count is 100 - 1,500, they particularly like flash fiction
  • They do not accept reprints
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • Payment is $0.08 per word
  • They response time is usually four weeks
26 -http://www.fictionvortex.com/submissions/

         Fiction Vortex specialises in speculative fiction such as science fiction and fantasy, horror, supernatural, alternate history alternate realities etc. Their subscription is free.

Submission Guidelines

  • Fiction Vortex particularly welcomes submission with strong characters
  • Maximum word count is 7,500 but they prefer stories that are 5,000 and under
  • Submissions should be emailed in the body of the email and not as an attachment. The subject line must read SUBMISSION - Name of Story
  •  In your cover letter briefly describe your story, the word count and any previous publishing credits
  • Response time is usually in two weeks

Fantasy Scroll Mag welcomes original science fiction, fantasy and horror stories.

Submission Guidelines

  • Fantasy Scroll Mag accept microfiction, (less than 500 words,) Flash Fiction, (500 -1,500 words,) and short stories with a word count of 1,500 to 5000.
  • They will accept reprints as long as rights have reverted back to author
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted
  • Multiple submissions are not accepted
  • Payment is $0.01 per word, with a minimum payment of $5 for microfiction and $10 for Flash Fiction and short stories
  • Submissions should be formatted in either Times New Roman or Courier New in a 12ft, indented paragraphs and lines double spaced in 1 inch margins.
  • Stories can be submitted via their website
  • They aim to respond to submissions within 60 days


Niteblade is a fantasy and horror magazine that is published quarterly, they accept poems and short stories up to 7,500 words long.

Submission Guidelines

  • Niteblade will accept simultaneous submissions
  • They also accept reprints
  • Payment is $5 plus a .pdf copy for short stories and poems, you can choose to have your payment donated to charity.
  • Submissions should come with a cover letter
  • Work should be single spaced with no indented paragraphs
  • Niteblade aim to respond within six weeks

Blood Moon Rising Magazine specialises in all things horror and is published quarterly. They accpet fiction poetry and art.

Submissions Guidelines

  • Word count for short stories is below 2,500
  • They accept all kinds of horror fiction but are not looking for graphic tales featuring sex and F-bombs.
  • Submissions should be sent via email to www.submissions@bloodmoonrisingmagazine.com
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions
  • Payment is a comlimentary copy of .pdf your story will be featured in
  • Submissions should be double spaced with 1 inch margins
  • Blood Moon Rising aim to respond within one week





30 - http://darkcornersmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/p/submission-guidlines.html

Dark Corners Magazine are currently seeking submissions for their 3rd issue. They are a pulp fiction quarterly magazine that seeks hardboiled, noir, westerns, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

Their latest deadline is March 1st 2015

Submission Guidelines

  • Word limit is 2,000 - 5,000 words
  • They do not accept multiple submissions
  • Submissions should be in word document file or open office file
  • Stories can be submitted via email to craigtm85@gmail.com as an attachment. The subject line should read "Dark Corners Submission - Your Last Name
  • Stories should be submitted with a cover letter and a short author bio
  • Payment is a contributor's copy
  • Dark Corners do not accept simultaneous submissions or reprints 
31 - http://massacrepublishing.com/submissions/

Massacre Publishing welcomes short story submissions of horror and dark fiction.

Submission Guidelines
  • Word count for short stories is 500 - 10,000
  • Submissions are accepted via email - submissions@massacrepublishing.com. The subject line should read: MAGSUB/YOUR NAME/ TITLE OF STORY
  • Submissions should be formatted in Times New Roman, font 12, double spaced with one inch margins, with indented paragraphs
  • Submissions must not have headers, footers or page numbers
  • Submissions should be attached as a .doc or .docx
  • Include in the body of your email, a cover letter and short author bio with links to your website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages if you have any
  • Massacre Publishing aim to respond within 90 days
  • Massacre Publishing will accept simultaneous submissions but not multiple submissions
32 - http://www.lore-online.com/index.php/submission-guidelines

Lore welcomes  horror, science fiction and fantasy short stories.

Submission Guidelines
  • Stories should be between 2,000 - 6,000 words
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions
  • Submissions should be formatted in standard manuscript format
  • Email submissions to submissions@lore-online.com as an attachment, .doc, .rtf or .pdf format. Include your name and title of story in subject line. Include a cover letter and brief author bio in body
  • Lore aim to respond within 90 days
  • Payment is 0.05$ per word plus one copy of edition
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33 - http://thedarkmagazine.com/about-us/submission-guidelines/

The Dark is a quarterly online magazine that welcomes mainstream fiction, dark fantasy, science fiction, magic realism and surrealism.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions should be emailed to thedarkmagazine@gmail.com , stories should be attached in .doc format.
  • A short author bio should be included in cover letter
  • The word count for submissions is 1,000 - 5,000
  • Dark Magazine do not accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions
  • Payment is 0.03$ per word up to 5,000 words
  • They aim to respond in two weeks
34 - http://ghastlydoor.com/horror-magazine-submissions/

Ghastly Door is a  magazine that specialises in horror and welcomes short fiction horror stories.

Submission Guidelines

    • Please see website
35 - http://www.asliceofhorror.com/news/witchworks-pulp-horror-magazine-now-open-for-submissions

A Slice of Horror have recently launched their own magazine titled WitchWorks Pulp Horror Magazine which specialises in horror in the style of pulp magazines and horror comics that were popular in the 1950's. They are a bi-monthly magazine with issues available in February, April, June, August, October and December. Their first issue is scheduled for February 2015.


Submission Guidelines


  • There's a wealth of information regarding what WitchWorks are looking for so do check out their submissions page if you would like to be considered
  • It states on their site that they'd like pulp style stories and not high class literary horror
  • They encourage stories that feature  "grotesque monsters, bloodsucking vampires, vengeful corpses, ancient curses, maniacal madmen, scenes of torture, mad doctors, haunted houses."
36 - http://shadesofterror.com/submissions/

Shades of Terror is a horror quarterly that welcomes original horror and dark fantasy stories. They are not looking for stories of hard science fiction or fantasy.

They also accept poetry, book reviews and art.

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories must have a word count of 1,500 - 7,500
  • Payment is $0.05 per word upon publication
  • They do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • Submissions should be emailed to johnmay@shadesofterror.com as a Word, Rich Text or PDF file attachment. The subject line should include the title of submission and its type e.g fiction
  • Submissions should be formatted in 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced lines with indented paragraphs
  • Include a brief cover letter including your name, email address, story title, word count and any relevant publishing credits
  • They aim to respond in a month to three months depending on how busy they are



 




 
 

 
37 - http://www.theuninvitedmagazine.com/submissions

The Uninvited is a publication exclusively for ipads and other tablet devices that welcomes horror and weird fiction. They also welcome supernatural psychological thrillers.

Submission Guidelines


  • Word count must be between 2,000 - 6,000
  • A synopsis should be included
  • Payment is $0.05 per word
  • Stories should be formatted in 12pt courier font, standard margins, left side of header: name, contact info, right side of header: word count, top of first page: title, author
  • Submission should be emailed to editor@theuninvitedmagazine.com  the subject line should read - Short Story Submission - title of story
  • Stories should be attached as Word Document, RTF or PDF, and the cover letter included in body of email
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions


38 - http://www.whitecatpublications.com/guidelines/nightfall-guidelines/

White Cat Publications publish a  bi-annual periodical that is published in September and March, titled Nightfall which specialises in horror and dark fiction for digital download and print. They welcome short stories, flash fiction, interviews, reviews and columns.

Submission Guidelines

39 -  http://www.aresmagazine.com/?page_id=46


Ares Magazine seeks fiction, non-fiction, art and games. They are mostly concerned with original fiction within the genres of science fiction, fantasy, mythology, horror, alternative history and pulp adventure. Currently they specify a preference for action oriented fiction and sci fi.


Submission Guidelines


  • The minimum word count for fiction is 1,000, the maximum is 60,000, and the preferred is 4,000 - 10,000
  • Ares Magazine does not accept simultaneous and multiple submissions
  • Payment is $0.05 per word for original fiction and $0.01 per word for reprints that are not available online


40 - http://anotherdimensionmag.com/

Another Dimension magazine is a brand new magazine, their first issue will be available for free on April 15th 2015. They specialise in classic-style horror and dark fantasy as seen on The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. They  will produce a quarterly magazine in both text and audio formats.

Submission Guidelines


  •  The word count for submissions is 1,000 - 3,000
  • Submissions should be in standard manuscript format
  • They do accept simultaneous submissions but not multiple submissions
  •  They will accept reprints
  • Payment is $0.03 per word
  • They aim to respond within six months of issue's deadline
  • Successful submissions will also be considered for the Tales from Another Dimension Anthology
  • Submissions are accepted through their online submission form




Bete Noir Magazine are interested in dark fiction with the genres of horror, dark sci-fi, dark fantasy, crime, mystery and dark humour. What they're not looking for is swords and sorcery or fan fiction

They have specific reading times and insist that any submissions sent to them outside the reading periods will be deleted unread. Their reading periods are March 1 - 31, June 1 -30, September 1 - 30, December 1 - 31
 Submission Guidelines  

  • Word count is 50 - 4,000
  • They accept multiple submissions as long as they are sent in separate emails and no more than three
  • Submissions must be in standard manuscript format with Courier New or Times New Roman font, double spaced, indented paragraphs.
  • Stories must be sent as an attachment in .doc, .docx or .rtf to submissions@betenoiremagazine.com . The subject line must read : Submission - Title of story
  • Payment is $10  via Paypal plus a PDF of issue in which your work appears
  • They aim to respond within two months





HelloHorror accepts fiction and non-fiction such as poetry, photography, visual art and film. They specialise in the psychological aspects of horror.


Submissions Guidelines

  • All submissions must be accompanied with a short author bio with social media and blog links if you have any
  • There is no word limit for fiction
  • Submissions should be formatted in 12pt Arial font, single spacing, no indentation and two spaces between paragraphs. Submissions should be sent as MS Word
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted
  • They do not accept reprints
  • Submissions must be sent via email submissions@hellohorror.com . The subject line should read : Submission/Title/Fiction
  • They aim to respond within six weeks





Dark Moon books publish a monthly horror ezine called Dark Eclipse which contains film reviews, book reviews, flash fiction, horror poetry as well as fiction. Submissions must be considered horror they do not want science fiction, fantasy or slasher style stories


Submission Guidelines


  • Word count for flash fiction is less than 750 words, 1,500 - 5,000 for short stories, 7,500 - 15,000 for novelettes, 15,000 - 50,000 for novellas and 50,000 to 120,000 words for novels
  • Submissions should be formatted with double spaced lines, size 12 Times New Roman font, in a .doc, .docx or .rtf document
  • Submissions should be titled as title - author- word count
  • Submissions should be sent with a brief overview of work and a short author bio
  • Multiple submissions are accepted as long as they are sent in separate emails, simultaneous submission are also ok
  • Successful applicants will be notified within three months, they do not have time to respond to every submission



44 -  http://lakesidecircus.com/submissions/

Lakeside Circus is a speculative fiction magazine published by Dagan Books. They welcome submissions of short fiction and non-fiction essays.

Submission Guidelines


  • Lakeside Circus are particularly interested in science fiction, urban fantasy, magic realism, mad science and apocalypse tales. They want fiction that is beautiful, dark, unusual and meaningful
  • They do not want sword and sorcery style fantasy, romance and slasher style horror
  • Payment is $0.02 per word, min $10usd. Authors who are selection for audio publication will receive an extra $0.01 per word.
  • Word count for flash fiction is less than 1,000, short fiction must be between 1,001 - 2,500 words and poetry can be any length
  • They only accept original fiction
  • Submissions are accepted through their website, and your work must not contain any of your personal information

45 - https://deadmanstome.wordpress.com/submissions/

Deadman's Tome is a monthly horror ezine for those who really like their horror. They welcome material that other publications might consider too edgy and morbid. They are looking for short stories and flash fiction in the genres of horror, dark fiction and erotica.

Submission Guidelines


  • Deadman's Tome accept short stories with a maximum word count of 5,000
  • They accept multiple submissions
  • Submissions should be attached via email to Jessecdedman@gmail.com  as a .RTF, .DOC, .DOCX file
  • Payment is $5+
  • Submissions should be accompanied with a brief bio
46 - http://darkfire.t15.org/contact.html

Dark Fire is a webzine that specialises in horror and dark fantasy. They also welcome artwork, articles and reviews


Submission Guidelines


  • Short stories submitted must have a word count of less than 5,000
  • Submissions must include your name, word count and title in email
  • Dark Fire will accept reprints
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted
  • Submissions should be in either Word or RTF format and sent to darkfireuk@gmail.com
  • Dark Fire aim to respond within six weeks

47 -  http://www.dansemacabreonline.com/#!subspage/c16fm


Danse Macabre is an online literary magazine and welcome all types of fiction and poetry


Submission Guidelines

  • They accept short stories with a word count of less than 2,000
  • They accept simultaneous submissions providing it is clearly stated
  • Submissions should be accompanied with a cover letter and brief author bio
  • Danse Macabre strongly recommend to read one of their previous editions as they have specific tastes
  • They aim to respond within ten weeks
  • Submissions should be sent as a word document attached via email to dansemacabreonline@gmail.com






48 -  http://typehousemagazine.com/guidelines/

Typehouse Magazine is a tri- annually online literary magazine that accepts all types of fiction for short stories.

Submission Guidelines

  • Typehouse Magazine accepts simultaneous submissions as long as it is stated
  • The preferred word count is between 1,000 - 5,000
  • Submissions should be sent as  an either .doc or .rtf format  attachment via email. The subject line must contain the type and title of submission as well as your name
  • Emails must contain your contact information, story title and word count
  • Submissions should be sent with a brief bio to mailto:typehouse@peoples-ink.com
49 -  http://99pinestreet.com/portfolio/submit/

99 Pine Street is a monthly online literary magazine that accepts all genres of fiction.

Submission Guidelines

  • Short story submissions must not exceed 5,000 words
  • Entries should be double spaced and include your name and word count
  • They do not accept multiple submissions
  • You will need to include an author bio in your cover letter
  • They do not accept reprints
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted


50 - http://foggedclarity.com/submissions/

Fogged Clarity publishes original poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and visual art in their online quarterly journal.

Submission Guidelines


  • Submission are accepted as a .doc or .docx attachment  all year round via email - submissions@foggedclarity.com
  • The subject line must read - Author's Name/Submission Type
  • You will need to include an author bio in your cover letter
  • They do accept simultaneous submissions and you can send in up to two stories
  • Fogged Clarity aim to respond in 12 weeks
51 - https://forgottentomb.wordpress.com/

Forgotten Tomb is an independent publishers that specialises in horror fiction, they like stories that leave their readers with nightmares and bite marks. They publish an anthology called Miseria's Chorale and are current accepting submissions for their forthcoming publication - Miseria's Chorale Second Cycle: Mortuus.

The closing date for the submission call for anthology is currently 30th June 2015

There is a theme to the anthology and they are specifically looking for stories that fall into the following themes

"The second volume in the series will be a themed anthology, and requires stories with the following subject matters:
– Astral/Metaphysical/Philosophical Horror (afterlife; pre-life limbo; resurrection; purgatory, hell, heaven, God; universe reality; etc).
– Supernatural Horror (ghosts, spirits, hauntings; monsters; zombies, skeletons; dark forces; etc).
– Gothic Horror – Poe style (mysteries; ghosts; castles; decay, madness; hereditary curses; death; etc).
– Satanic/Religious/Occult Horror (possessions, exorcisms; etc).
– Historical Horror (lost civilisations; etc).
– Conspiracy Horror (Illuminati, reptilians; control of the afterlife; etc). "



Submission Guidelines


  • Forgotten Tomb are seeking dark, atmospheric fiction that shows stunning imagery
  • The word count for submission should fall between 1,000 - 6,000 words, although they will consider pieces slightly over
  • They will accept reprints
  • They do not accept multiple submissions but simultaneous submissions are ok as long as it is stated
  • Stories can be submitted as an .doc or .rtf attachment to forgottentombpress@gmail.com with the subject line "Mortuus
  • In the body of your email include a word count of story and author bio
52 -  http://www.pornokitsch.com/2015/04/weekly-fiction-open-for-submissions.html

Pornokitsch is a website dedicated to all things geek, and is edited by Anne C.Perry and Jared Shurin. They focus on mainly books, movies, comics, games, television and music. Currently they are seeking short stories, on their website they state that they like

"..... technology and pop music and superheroes and fairytales and apocalypses and dinosaurs and the Gothic and zombies and fairy tales and the Blues and high school and bug-eyed monsters and ghosts and duels and and coming of age and Victorians and truck stops and romance and monsters (we love monsters)and spaceships and cities and magic swords and mysteries and and and and and...
Genuinely, we do not care what genre it is in. It doesn't even need speculative or fantastic elements to it. How's that for broad?"

Submission Guidelines


  • Pornokitsch are looking for short stories with a word count between 1,500 - 3,000
  • Payment is £30/$50 per story
  • Please only submit original unpublished fiction
  • They do accept simultaneous submissions
  • Stories should be sent as .doc, .docx or .rtf files, 1.5 line spaced. Include your name and email address in the file
  • Submissions are accepted via email to jared@jurassic-london.com with PK Fiction in the subject line
  • They aim to respond within six weeks   



53 -  http://innersins.com/innersins_218.htm

Inner Sins is a webzine of all things dark, horror, Sci - fi and fantasy and features poetry, short fiction. You can even submit a novel to Inner Sins which if accepted will be serialised.

Submission Guidelines

  • They accept flash fiction with a word count not exceeding 1,000, short stories between 1,000 - 5,000 words and poetry
  • Story submissions can be sent to InnerSins@cox.net. The subject line should contain the word Submission, along with the story title
  • Do not attach submissions but send them in the body of the email
  • Submissions should be formatted with single line spacing, no idents, and a space between paragraphs
  • Payment is $25 to each issue's featured writer
  • They aim to respond in three weeks
54 - www.phobosmagazine.com

Phobos magazine is a weird fiction magazine which features short stories, flash fiction ad poetry.

Submission Guidelines

  • Phobos magazine will only accept fiction that fits in with their current theme
  • They accept short stories and poetry that do not exceed 2,500 words, and flash fiction stories of up to 1,000 words
  • Submissions can be sent via email to hellophobos@gmail.com. The subject line must read - Submission - Story title, word count, submission theme
  • You must include in your email a few lines detailing how your story fits in with theme
  • If you have been previously published please provide details
  • Stories must be attached as a .rtf or .doc, 12 point font, double spaced
  • Please include a short author bio
55 -  www.indianavoicejournal.com

Indiana voice journal is an online monthly journal that features fiction, non-fiction, essays, visual art, interviews and reviews. They are particularly interested in writers with a Midwest connection

Submission Guidelines

  • The types of genre they accept include - General, Historical, Urban, Women's fiction, Spiritual/Religion, Horror, Psychological, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Mysteries
  • Indiana Voice Journal does not accept Science Fiction or Erotica
  • Flash fiction is accepted and must not exceed 1,000 words, short fiction must have a word count between 1,000 - 3,000
  • They will accept re-prints and simultaneous submissions
  • They aim to respond within a few weeks
  • Submissions can be sent via email to indianvoice@gmail.com. The subject line must include submission, and submission type, do not sent attachments but paste story into email body
  • Include a brief author bio as well as a photo
56 - http://betwixtmagazine.com/

Betwixt is a quarterly magazine published in January, April, July and October. They welcome speculative fiction that encompasses fantasy, science fiction, speculative horror, slipstream, weird fiction, steam/diesel/cyber punk. On their website they state they like stories that break boundaries and offer fresh takes on established genres.

Submission Guidelines
  • Ideally short stories must have a word count between 4,000 - 7, but they will consider all works within a 1,000 - 30,000 word count
  • Betwixt do not accept simultaneous submissions, multiple  or stories that have been previously published
  • Payment is $0.03 per word, up to $225
  • Betwixt is open for submissions between; October 1 - November 30, January 1 - February 28, April 1 - May 31, July 1 - August 31
  • Stories can be submitted to submissions@betwixtmagazine.com as a .doc, .docx or .rft attachment
  • Include in your email a cover letter which details your name, contact details, title of your story and a word count
  • Betwixt aim to respond after two weeks

57 -  http://uncannymagazine.com/

Uncanny Magazine is a bimonthly online magazine that features science fiction and fantasy short stories as well as poems, essays, art and interviews. It is edited by Hugo Award-winner Lynne M. Thomas and Hugo Award-nominee Michael Damian Thomas.

Submission Guidelines

  • Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished stories with a word count of 750 - 7,500
  • Payment is $0.08 per word
  • Submissions are accepted via email to uncannymagazine@gmail.com put Fiction Submission: Short Story Title in the subject line
  • Stories should be sent in .RTF, .Doc or Docx formats along with a cover letter that details the word count of your submission as well as any previous publishing history
  • Uncanny do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • They aim to respond in 30 days


58 -  http://www.3lobedmag.com/

Three-lobed Burning Eye is a  bi -annual online speculative magazine that welcomes quality fiction of horror, dark fantasy, magical realism, slipstream, cross genre and weird fiction. Launched in 1999 they have featured many authors such as Shweta Narayan, Cody Goodfellow, Mari Ness, Kelly Barnhill, J.M. McDermott, Gemma Files and Laird Barron.

Submission Guidelines

  • Short stories must not exceed 7,000 words, and flash fiction must have a word count of 500 - 1,000
  • Three-lobed Burning eye do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • They do not accept reprints
  • Payment if successful is $0.03 per word up to a maximum of $35
  • They aim to respond within 90 days
  • Submissions can be sent via their website at http://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html
59 -  http://lovecraftzine.com/

If you're a fan of H.P.Lovecraft you're in for a treat. The Lovecraftzine is an online and print magazine which is the number one source for all things Lovecraft. They accept stories of Lovecraftian horror.

From Wikipedia " Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the psychological horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present.  It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937)… The hallmark of Lovecraft’s work was the sense that ordinary life was a thin shell over a reality which was so alien and abstract in comparison that merely contemplating it would damage the sanity of the ordinary person."

Submission Guidelines

  • Payment is $50 for accepted stories over 3,000 words, $25 for those under 3,000, poetry and flash fiction
  • Lovecraftezine prefer stories with a word count under 5,000 but there is no ma word count
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions
  • Submissions can be sent to lovecraftezinesubmissions@gmail.com where story must be attached in .rft or .doc format. Include in subject line in capital letters, your name and word count
  • Include with your submission in the body of the email your name and details,  a cover letter , an author bio 
  • Due to a high volume of submissions it may take several months for them to respond


60 -   http://thecoloredlens.com/

The Colored Lens is a quarterly magazine that publishes short stories and serialised novellas as well as non fiction articles and author interviews. They welcome stories in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, slipstream and magical realism

Submission Guidelines

  • In order to submit your stories to The Colored Lens magazine you will need to register for an Author Account details of how to do this can be found on their website
  • They  will accept stories with a word count of up to 10,000 words but prefer stories with a word count  between 500 -5,000
  • They also publish novellas up to 20,000words which will be serialised
  • Include with your submission a cover letter and author bio
  • They aim to respond within a week






61 - www.holdfastmagazine.com

Holdfast is a quartely magazine that is free and welcomes all types of speculative fiction such as horror, fantasy, science fiction, utopian etc etc, they love anything weird and bizarre.

Currently they are accepting submissions for their 7th issue which looks at the theme of time. The deadline for this is September 15th 2015

Submission Guidelines

  • Holdfast is looking for fiction between 100 - 5,000 words
  • Submissions should be formatted with 1.5 line spacing, line break paragraphs, single speech marks for dialogue
  • Files should be submitting as .rtf or .doc formats and can be submitted to submissions@holdfastmagazine.com. Remeber to put Fiction - theme, and title of your story in the subject line

62 -  www.shimmerzine.com

Shimmer Magazine specialises in contemporary fantasy fiction with the occasional tale that delves into horror or science fiction. Shimmer Magazine is also available in print. It states on their website that they are particularly interested in beautiful and unusual stories that have a strong emotional core, strong characters and full plots.

Submission Guidelines

  • Shimmer Magazine will consider stories with a word count up to 7,500 words though 4,000 is their preferred length
  • Payment is $0.05 per word, minimum $50
  • Submisisons should be sent with a cover letter and  author bio
  • Stories should be sent as a .odc, .docx or .rtf to shimmersubs@gmail.com. The subject line should begin with  Submission: Title of Story
  • They aim to respond within three weeks
  • Shimmer Magazine do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • They do not accept reprints or previosuly published stories
63 - http://www.swordsandsorcerymagazine.com/

This is a monthly  online magazine that features traditional fantasy stories that feature fantasy elements and pre-industrial settings.

Submission Guidelines

  • Sword and Sorcery Magazine seeks original shorts stories with a word count of 1,500 to 6,000
  • Payment is $10 per story
  • Submissions can be sent to submissions@SwordandSorceryMagazine.com include a brief precis of the story as well as a  cover letter and  author bio. Stories should be attached as word, text, or .rtf document
  • They aim to respond within a month of receiving submission
64 - http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/

Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is an online magazine dedicated to heroic fantasy. They are open to submissions for four months each year. These are; March, June, September and December. They will not accept submissions sent outside these months.

Submission Guidelines

  • Heroic Fantasy Quarterly accept short fiction with a word count up to 10,000, or a four part serialisation of a longer tale up to 50,000 words
  • Payment is $25 per story
  • Stories can be submitting via email to editors@heroicfantasyquarterly.com but do not send your story as an attachment. Instead you will need to paste the first ten pages of your story into the body of the email
  • The subject line should read - Submission-Fiction-Title-Name
  • They aim to respond in 60 days
65 - http://stage.saturdaynightreader.com/

Saturday Night Reader is a flash fiction magazine that is available in both print and online and features many flash fiction stories of many genres including horror, science fiction and fantasy.

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories must not exceed 1,000 words
  • Stories can be submitted via their website through Submittable
  • Multiple and Simultaneous submissions are accepted
  • Payment is $5
  • They aim to respond in 30 days
66 - http://grimdarkmagazine.com/

Grimdark Magazine is obsessed with all things Grimdark, be it movies, books or games. They feature fiction and non fiction articles. The fiction they seek must be dark.

"We want dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit. Joe Abercrombie, George R.R. Martin, Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and R. Scott Bakker are our favourite authors."

Submission Guidelines
  • Fiction submitted must be of a grimdark nature with a medieval or science fiction setting
  • Stories must be in .doc or .docx format
  • Unpublished stories must not exceed the 4,000 word count limit, reprints must not exceed 6,000 words
  • They will accept serials but they will need to see entire series before publishing
  • Payment is AUD$0.07 per word, AUD$0.01 if it's a reprint
  • They do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • Submissions can be sent to submissions@grimdarkmagazine.com The subject line should read Submission type : Title
  • With your submission include a cover letter and  author bio which includes the title and word count, any publishing credits, and short summary of story
  • They aim to respond in six weeks







67 - http://mythicdelirium.com/

Mythic Delirium is an online and e-book venue for science fiction, fantasy, horror. They love stories that push boundaries and offer something a bit different

Submissions Guidelines


  • Short stories submitted must not exceed 4,000 words
  • They do not accept reprints, simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions
  • Stories must be in standard manuscript format in a .rtf or .doc file
  • Payment is $0.02 per word
  • Stories can be submitted through email to mythicdelirium@gmail.com 
  • Please use the words "Fiction Submission" in the subject line
68 -  http://oddtreepress.com/

Odd Tree Press are a quarterly magazine that seeks published and unpublished short stories that focus on horror, fantasy and science fiction. Each issue will be available in Print, Epub, PDF and Kindle Formats. The issues will be released on Jan 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and Oct 1st.

Submission Guidelines

  • Payment is $10 (Digital and Print copy,) for short stories with a word count of 500 - 1500, $20 (Digital and Print copy) for short stories with a word count of 1,500 - 7,500.
  • They do not like first person and present tense narratives
  • Stories must have a word count that falls between 500 - 7,500
  • Stories must be formatted as a doc file with paragraph indents, no double line spacing.
  • Please send a short author bio and two links such as a website or twitter handle
  • Stories can be submitted via email to  editor@oddtreepress.com

69 - Creepy Campfire Quarterly - https://emppublishing.submittable.com/submit/44780


Creepy Campfire Quarterly is a new  horror publication by Electromagnetic Pulse Publications. It will be released on January 20th, April 20th, July 20th and October 20th. The very first issue will be launched in January 2016. The types of stories they are looking for are horror which can also feature sub genres of science fiction, supernatural, historical, psychological, occult and mystical.

Submission Guidelines

  • The word count for submissions is 1,500 - 6,000
  • Payment is $25 plus a contributors copy
  • Submissions must be in 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced. Please do not include headers. They must be a Word .doc or .docx file
  • Please include a title page detailing name, title, word count and contact details
  • Multiple submissions are allowed, as are simultaneous submissions
  • They are not looking for stories which animal torture, incest, rape etc.
70 - http://www.thewickedlibrary.com/

This is a Parsec Award nominated podcast that features the best horror fiction out there, from up and coming authors to bestsellers. You can also sign up for their free monthly newsletter where you can win prizes.

Submission Guidelines


Pantheon Magazine is greatly inspired by Greek mythology and is on the lookout for fresh, creative and powerful fiction. They often have themed prompts so do check out their website.

Submission Guidelines

  • When submitting, do include a note to say what inspired your story
  • Stories must be formatted with double spacing, in Courier or Times New Roman font, provide details of word count, author name and email, and numbered pages.
  • You'll need to provide an author bio
  • Stories are submitted via their website


72 - http://sqmag.com/submissions/

Sqmag is a speculative fiction ezine which is published six times a year. The types of stories they're looking for are science fiction, fantasy and horror as long as there are no vampires or zombies.

Submission Guidelines


  • Sqmag do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • They do not accept reprints
  •  Stories must have a word count of less than 7,500 and more than 500
  •  Payment is US$15
  • Stories can be submitted through Submittable via their website
73 - http://www.namelessdigest.com/info/submission-guidelines/

Nameless digest is a bi-annual journal who are looking for short fiction that falls in the genres of  dark fantasy, horror, dark sci and magical realism.

Submission Guidelines

  • They will accept stories with a word count between 1,500 - 9,500
  • Payment is $0.05 per word
  • They do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • Include your email address and home address within your story and in your cover letter
  • Stories should be formatted in size 12 font Times New Roman or Courier, double spaced with one inch margins. Contact details and word count should be in top page. Author's name, story title and page number should appear in the header of each subsequent page. Submissions that are not correctly formatted with be rejected
  • Please include FICTION SUBMISSION in the subject line
  • Stories can be submitted through their website

74 - http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submitguidelines.php

The Pedestal Magazine accept speculative fiction and poetry, their calls for submissions are usually themed so do check out their website.

Submission Guidelines 



 This is the Silver Pen Writers Association group of publications. Through their website you can submit your work to four different publications. 
  1. Fabula Argentea - all types of fiction
  2. Youth Imagination - accepts fiction from teens and YA stories by adults
  3. Silver Blade - accepts science fiction, slipstream, classic and modern fantasy
  4. Liquid Imagination - accepts dark speculative fiction and literary stories

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories should have 1 inch margins, single spaced lines. Font should be either Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman or Courier in 10,11, or 12 size.
  • They aim to respond within two months
  • Payment is $8 per short story
  • You can submit via their website





76 - https://aurealis.com.au/submissions/

Aurealis is an Austrailian magazine, they are particularly interested in receiving submissions from writers from Austrailia and New Zealand. However from time to time they will publish a story from someone overseas.

Submission Guidelines


  • Aurealis are looking for science fiction, fantasy  and horror stories with a word count ranging from 2,000 - 8,000
  • Payment is between AUD$20 - $60 per 1,000 words with a minimum payment of $20. You will also receive a free electronic copy of the issue
  • They aim to respond at two months after submission
  • Submissions can be sent to submissions@aurealis.com.au
  • Subject line of email must read - Title-(Word Count) - Author Name 
  • Include a cover letter and author bio in the body of your email, your submission must be attached as an .rtf file only
  • In your submission make sure the first page contains all your contact details
77 -  http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/submission-guidelines/

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination is a free webzine that published original and reprinted science fiction and fantasy. They also publish a anthology in both print and digital editions.

Submission Guidelines


  • Fantastic Stories are looking for original science fiction and fantasy stories with a word count no greater than 3,000. Reprints can be any length
  • Stories should be sent via email to storysubmissions@fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com as a .rtf attachment.
  • They do not accept simultaneous submissions
  • Payment is $0.04 per word for original stories and $25 for reprints
  • They aim to respond within two weeks
78 - http://www.darkfuse.com/


Hailed as "dark fiction for the masses," Dark Fuse Magazine is seeking both short stories and flash fiction.

Submission Guidelines


  • The types of stories Dark Fuse Magazine are interested in  are; horror, thriller, suspense, crime, sci-fi, bizzarre.
  • They are loooking for original unpublished stories with a word count under 15K
  • Dark Fuse Magazine do not accept multiple or simultaneous  submissions
  • Payment is $0.05 per word up to 2K
  • They aim to respond in six months 
  • Submissions should be sent through their website via Submittable

79 - http://www.darkrecesses.com/SubInfo.htm

Dark Recesses Press publish a quarterly PDF E-zine are are on the lookout for great horror and dark fiction stories. And if you're lucky enough to be published here your story will be accompanied by illustrations.

Submission Guidelines


  • Dark Recesses Press do ont accept multiple or simultaneous submissions
  • They are looking for horror dark fiction stories with a word count between 500 - 5,000
  • Payment is $0.03 per word with a $150 cap
  • They accept submissions all year round and aim to respond in four months
  • Submissions can be sent to submissions@darkrecesses.com Stories must be attached as a .rft file or word document. The word 'Submission' must appear in the subject line.
  • Stories must be formatted in size 12 arial or times new roman font, single spaced
  • They do not accept reprints

80 - http://pseudopod.org/guidelines/

As the name suggests Pseudopod is a weekly audio magazine that specialises in horror, dark fiction and weird fiction.

Submission Guidelines


  • Payment is $0.06 per word up to 6,000 words or $100 for reprints and $20 for flash fiction reprints under 1,500 words
  • Pseudopod are looking for short stories with a word count between 1,500 - 6,000. The preferred length is 4,500 which is close to a 30 minute length
  • Pseudopod also seek flash fiction with a word  count less than 1,500
  • They do accept reprints
  • Pseudopod do not accept multiple submissions but are okay with simultaneous submissions as long as it is stated upon your submission
  • Stories must be formatted as either .rtf, .doc, .docx and .odt
  • Include a cover letter that includes your name, the story's word count and any previous publishing history
  • Stories can be submitted via their website through Submittable
  • They aim to respond within three months
81 - http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/submissions/


Unsung stories is part of Red Squirrel Publishing a small press based in London. They specialise in science fiction, fantasy and horror. What's interesting here is that they also accept novel submissions as well as short fiction.

Submission Guidelines


  • Unsung stories are seeking fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories. They accept novels in excess of 30K, and short story collections
  • They are seeking short stories with a word count of 5-30K
  • You can submit via their website


82 - http://www.mindshuddermagazine.com/

Mind Shudder Magazine is a new and exciting quarterly magazine that is seeking weird and dark flash fiction and short stories.

Submission Guidelines


  • Mind Shudder Magazine are seeking flash fiction with a word count below 1,000 and for short stories with a word count no greater than 5,000
  • Stories can be submitted through their website here

Black Heart Magazine is an online literary magazine. They publish new fiction each day

Submission Guidelines

  • Black Heart Magazine accepts short fiction with a maximum word count of 1,500
  • They do not accept multiple submissions but simultaneous submissions are okay as long as it is stated
  • Stories can be submitted via their website here

East of the Web are seeking short horror stories that have strong plots and compelling characters.

Submission Guidelines

  • Payment is $0.05 per word
  • They accept short stories with a word count of at least 7,000
  • They will accept reprints
  • When submitting please include a  author bio  
  • They aim to respond in two weeks
  • You can submit via their website


85 - http://inaccuraterealities.com/

Innacurate Realities is speculative fiction magazine aimed at young adults. They are accepting all forms of speculative fiction; science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, dustopian, alternative history etc

They are a quarterly magazine and their issues are themed so do check with their website on what the current theme is.

Submission Guidelines


  • Innacurate Realities are seeking short fiction with a word count between 2,000 - 5,000
  • Please be aware that your must must be age appropiate for young adults
  • Submissions can be sent via email to  submission.inaccuraterealities@gmail.com. The subject line should read Submission. Issue # + Title of Story
  • You should also include any publishing credits in your cover letter
  • Your story should be contained in the body of the email NOT as an attachment and should e in either size 12 Times New Roman font or Courier size 10
  •  Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as it is stated. You can only submit one story per theme but you are allowed to submit to multiple themes at one time
86 -  http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/

Winner of the British Fantasy Society Best Magazine Award 2015, Holdfast is a quarterly magazine that specialises in all aspects of speculative fiction such as ; science fiction, fantasy, horror, utopian, urban fantasy dystopian etc

Submission Guidelines


  • Submissions are themed so do check their website for the latest theme and deadline here
  • They are looking for short stories with a word count between 100 - 5,000
  • Please format stories so that they have 1.5 line spacing, line break paragraphs, single speech marks for dialogue
  • Stories should be submitted as a .doc or .rtf file with your name and story title in the file name
  • The subject line should read fiction - the theme - title of story
  • Submissions should be sent via email to submissions@holdfastmagazine.com



Dark Futures produce a quarterly sci-fi zine, Phase 2 Magazine. They are seeking flash fiction and short stories that are science fiction. Short stories must have a word count of 1,000 - 2,000 flash fiction must be between 500 - 1,000 words. They welcome stories that have dark elements and welcome all forms of science fiction such as space opera. 


Submissions Guidelines


  • Submissions are accepted via email to submissions@darkfutures.net 
  • Your story  should be sent as an attachment as a word of .rft document
  • The subject line must read - Fiction, Title of Story,Your Name, Word Count
  • They do  accept reprints and simultaneous submissions but you must state that when submitting
  • Payment if sucessful is $5 


The Literary Hatchet is a magazine that publishes contemporary short fiction, poetry, humour, interviews and reviews. They publish a variety of fiction such as horror, mystery, paranormal, mystery and all things macabre. 

Submissions Guidelines

  • They will accept reprints but not simultaneous submissions
  • Short stories must have a word count between 1,000 - 6,000
  • Payment if sucessful is $10 USD
  • Submissions can be sent via their site through Submittable or you can send a postal entry to; PearTree Press, P.O. Box 9585, Fall River, MA 02720
  • Submission deadlines are - March 1, July 1, November 1

One Throne Magazine is published bi-annually and accepts all genre of fiction.

Submission Guidelines


  • One Throne Magazine will accept short stories with a word count up to 7,500. Flash fiction will be accepted if it is under 1,000 words
  • They do not accept reprints but do allow simultaneous submissions as long as it is stated
  • They aim to respond in 60 days
  • You can submit via their website

Shadows at the Door is an online magazine that features quality original fiction "inspired by the ghastly, the ghoulish and the macabre."  They are also proud sponsors of the Wicked Library which you can also submit to, (number 70 on this page.)

Submission Guidelines


  • Shadows at the door are looking for stories full of atmosphere they do not want excessive gore and sex, or fan-fiction
  • Submissions can be sent via their website here as a word or PDF document 
91 - http://talestoterrify.com/submission-guidelines/

Tales to Terrify produce online podcasts featuring the latest horror, dark fantasy and creepy tales. They also produce anthologies of these wonderful tales that come in print an ebooks

Submission Guidelines


  • Tales to terrify are seeking horror and dark fiction stories with a word count between 1,000 - 9,000
  • They accept reprints and originals
  • They will accept simultaneous submissions but not multiple submissions
  • Submissions must be formatted with double line spacing, size 12 font in either Courier New or Times New Roman
  • Submissions can be emailed to talestoterrify@gmail.com the subject line must read - FICTION SUBMISSION
  • Your email must include the following details; name. title, word count, previous publishing history, any web links
  • Tales to Terrify aim to respond in 30 days


92 - http://www.stingingfly.org/about-us/submission-guidelines

The Stinging Fly is an Irish magazine dedicated to seeking out the best Irish and International fiction. They have been running since 1997.

Submission Guidelines


  • Submisions can be sent either by post ( The Stinging Fly, PO Box 6016, Dublin 1, Ireland) or email stingingfly@gmail.com
  • Stories should be sent with a cover letter
  • There is no specified word count for submissions previously they have published works that vary from 600 - 5,000 words
  • They aim to respond in three months
  • Stories should be submitted in either 1.5 or double spacing with a minimum font size of 11, the author's name should be on the document
  • If successful contributors to the magazine will receive a token payment and a copy of the issue in which they are featured in. They will also be able to order further copies at a discount. 


93 - www.londonjournaloffiction.com

The London Journal of Fiction is a new quarterly publication that is on the look out for great writing in any style or genre. They publish both online and in print.

Submission Guidelines


  • Work must be previously  unpublished
  • London Journal of Fiction do accept simultaneous submissions
  • Payment is only offered for stories that are published in print
  • Stories must be below 4,000 words
  • You can submit two submissions at a time
  • Submissions can be sent via their website

94 - www.five2onemagazine.com

Five 2 One Magazine was set up in 2011 and specialises in sourcing the finest literary fiction that is a little bit out there. They love all genres.

Submission Guidelines



  • Multiple submissions are allowed, you can send in up to three short stories per time
  • Stories must not exceed 4,000 words
  • You can submit on their website




Submissions Guidelines


  • Synaesthesia Magazine accept up to three stories which must not exceed their word count of 1,500 words
  • They accept simultaneous submissions
  • Stories must be previously unpublished
  • Stories should be sent with an author bio
  • Stories should be formatted in size 12 font, 1.5 lines or double and clear paragraphs
  • They aim to respond by four months
  • You can submit via their website



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