Deadline and payment varies depending on time of the year and what you are submitting
Dark Things Quarterly is a new quarterly publication featuring the best dark content of the independent press community. The first issue is open for submissions, and publication dates/schedule will be available as soon as we are ready to go with the first issue. Thank you for your interest in Dark Things Quarterly and please check back with us soon for more publication details. Thanks!
Fiction, Non-Fiction & Artwork Submission Guidelines
DARK THINGS QUARTERLY is published on a
quarterly basis (4 times per year) and features a variety of dark content,
including short stories and poetry. Any setting/time
period is accepted. Most genres of speculative fiction are welcome, as long as
the story has a strong dark overtone.
time is under FOUR months. We regret that, due to the volume of submissions,
we are unable to give personal criticism.
Fiction & Poetry Guidelines
Please note that we are looking for fiction REPRINTS only; in order to be considered, your fiction/poetry must have been previously featured by an independent press (in print, in eBook or online) and you must control reprint rights.
We are looking for speculative fiction/poetry with a dark theme (horror, suspense, thriller, extreme gore, etc.) Please see below for accepted lengths of fiction.
We are only accepting one reprinted fiction story and up to three reprinted poems per author per issue. Please only submit ONE fiction piece at a time per issue; if we pass on your submission, you are welcome to submit another. You are welcome to submit up to three poems at one time, but please send them as separate submissions (not in the same submission and/or manuscript); if you pass on one or more of your submissions, you are welcome to keep submitting until we have accepted three.
Novella Length Fiction (10,001-25,000 Words) will be split into a multi-issue feature
Feature Length Fiction (5,001-10,000 Words)
Short Fiction (2,001-5,000 Words)
Flash Fiction (Under 2,000 Words)
Poetry (Under 2,000 Words)
We will give credit to the publisher/website where your work originally appeared. Please include where your fiction/poetry was previously published AFTER YOUR STORY in your manuscript in the following way:
Author, title, name of book/website, editor/compiler, publisher information, publication date, medium
Riter, Greata. “My short story or poem title”. Great poems and short stories anthology. Ed. Ima Editor. Fun Independent Press, 2011. Print.
Also, please include a brief biography, written in the third person, after your reprint information in your manuscript should you wish it included in the magazine if you are selected for publication.
Please note that payment for all lengths of fiction/poetry is a free PDF copy of the magazine upon publication ONLY. We are not offering cash payment and/or print copies at this time. We do offer FREE AD SPACE to any contributor (for the issue to which they contribute).
We are looking for non-fiction articles, book reviews, movie reviews, etc. about horror and/or any other dark subject. Articles/reviews should be 5,000 words or under. We will accept new, original articles/reviews and reprints. If you have a longer article, please query before submitting.
If submitting a reprint, please include reprint information as requested above (fiction guidelines). Also, please include a brief biography, written in third person, at the end of your manuscript should you wish it included in the magazine if you are selected for publication.
Please note that payment for all lengths of non-fiction is a free PDF copy of the magazine upon publication ONLY. We are not offering cash payment and/or print copies at this time. We do offer FREE AD SPACE to any contributor (for the issue to which they contribute).
We are looking for new, original dark/horror artwork and reprints. All artwork must be DARK in theme/nature.
Must be FULL CMYK COLOR, 300 dpi or greater resolution
Payment for new, original, unpublished art: $25 + print copy of magazine upon publication
Payment for reprinted art: $10.00 + print copy of magazine upon publication
Must be BLACK/WHITE OR GRAYSCALED image, 300 dpi or greater resolution
Payment for new, original, unpublished images: $2.00 + PDF copy of magazine
Payment for reprinted images: PDF copy of magazine only
We offer FREE AD SPACE to any artist (for the issue to which they contribute)
If submitting a reprint, please include reprint information (see fiction guidelines) in your cover letter; also, please include in your cover letter a brief biography, written in third person, to be included in the magazine should your work be selected for publication.
[via: Pill Hill Press.]