Issue #7 Coming June/July 2019
GRUESOME!– Who doesn’t love over-the-top 80’s horror films!? A punk band fights off a horde of possessed fans at a local concert! A make-out session at the cemetery takes a turn for the worst! Slashers! Critters! Demons! Gore! Hairspray! We want the 80’s Horror B-Movie Aesthetic
Submissions window Opens March 1st, 2019. Notice: Any submission sent to us for this issue before March 1st will be deleted unread.
Deadline: June 1st, 2019
June 2nd-June 15th.
July 15th, 2019
We will accept unpublished short stories of any genre as long as they are dark, sinister, or eerie in tone. Stories must contain a minimum of 1000 words and not surpass 5000 words. Please submit all stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please write, “GRUESOME – Title of your story.” In the body of the email, please include a 50-100 word bio about yourself and your contact information. All stories must be submitted as a .DOC or .DOCX file. All other file types will be deleted without being read.
Non-Fiction is the same as Fiction, just of the non-fiction variety. Please email us a pitch of your article before you write it. Please send all article pitches to email@example.com. In the subject line please write, “Non-fiction – Title of the piece.”
Book Reviews should be at least 500 words and not exceed 2,500 words. Please make sure that the book review you send us falls in line with our style. We publish Strange and Sinister fiction – it is very unlikely that we will publish your review of romance or YA fiction.
Please send all book review submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write, “BOOK REVIEW – Title of book” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, please provide us with your name (people do forget this), a short synopsis of the book (not exceeding 50 words), along with links to where we can find/purchase the book.
Comics should not exceed 12 pages. The comics can be in black and white or color, but we do not accept works-in-progress or pages that are penciled and not inked. Not all comics have or need dialogue, but we are not accepting comics that intend to be lettered and are not. To put it simply, all submissions must be COMPLETED.
In addition to short comics, we also accept comic strips. These too, must be completed.
Please send all comic submissions to email@example.com. Please write, “COMIC – Title” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, please provide the names of the creators (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letter, etc.), as well as a brief description of the comic.
Comics should be sent as a .PDF file. Any attachment of a different file type will be deleted and unread.
Please keep in mind that all comics that are accepted for the print of the magazine will have to be sized to 8.5” x 11” (while retaining proper dimensions).
You must own all the rights to all work you send.
Cover Art/Artist Showcase
"The Thing From Outpost 31" by Sal V Cloak
Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason aka The Sisters of Slaughter
Have something you'd like to advertise? Ad Space will be available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
In the coming months we will have more exciting news and announcements coming your way!
Do you have a story that fits our theme? Perhaps some Artwork, a Book Review, Creative Non-Fiction piece, or a Comic that fits our requirements?
Polish it up and get ready to submit when the submission window opens on March 1st, 2019!