30 August 2023
We’re beginning the slide into spooky season, this is our time. Start sending your dark visions out into the world.
- The Quiet Ones, a queer-centered magazine of quiet horror and intimate dystopia, is open until September 10.
- On the nonfiction front, Pyschopomp wants “rad, gothy, death-focused essays” about media and culture.
- You can send historical horror to the The Crow’s Quill monthly call until September 10 and for the next monthly call, “Dark Epistolaries,” until October 10.
- Hexagon opens for speculative fiction on September 1.
- Deadlands opens up for fiction and poetry submissions on September 1. They are also currently open for nonfiction submissions.
- From the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror is open from September 1 to December 1.
- On September 2, Weird Horror opens to submissions for two weeks.
- Tales from Between will be open for your “strange stories” from September 4—17.
- You can send your short horror, dark fantasy, and sci-fi fiction to Shortwave Magazine from September 9-15.
- Apex Magazine’s monthly flash fiction theme for October is “Necromancy” and submissions are open from September 7-30.
- The October theme at Grim & Gilded is “Seep” and you can send them short/flash fiction and poetry until October 11.
- Moonstruck Books is accepting dark fiction submissions for its upcoming anthology, Nightmare Diaries, until December 30.
- The Fear Forge anthology is accepting fiction related to fall and Halloween until September 25 (or until all the spots are full).
- Do you have a too-short (between 1000-2000 words) horror story looking for a home? Hungry Shadow Press’s Little Bastards wants ‘em. Open September 15—30.
- If you’re a contest sort of person, The Molotov Cocktail is holding their annual Flash Monster contest, open for flash fiction about monsters until October 9.