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Taking Submissions: Ghoulish Tales #3

March 29

Deadline: March 29th, 2024
Payment: 10 cents per word
Theme: Stories that are ghoulish or “fun horror that aims to celebrate all things spooky”

Yesterday we revealed the table of contents and pre-order information for Ghoulish Tales Issue #2, so we thought today would be the perfect time to announce that we are officially considering submissions for issue #3, which we aim to publish later this summer.

First, if you are not already familiar with the style & tone of the magazine, we highly encourage you to read one of our previous issues.

What we are after: short stories that fit our personal definition of the word GHOULISH, which is “fun horror that aims to celebrate all things spooky.”

Note that we said fun, not funny. Comedic stories are definitely allowed, but it’s not all we’re looking to receive. We want stories that remind us why we love the horror genre. We want to have a perverted little smile across our face while reading. Make us slobber like idiots. Turn us into the Sickos.jpeg meme.

We are also interested in non-fiction about the horror genre.


Deadline: March 29, 2024 (11:59 PM CST)

Word count: 5,000 max (short stories); 2,000 max (non-fiction)

Payment: 10c per word

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes

Multiple Submissions: No (Please only submit one story per open call. If we reject you, do not resubmit until we reopen for the next issue.)

Reprints: No

AI Submissions: No. Please note if you are caught sending us an AI story, you will be blacklisted from ever publishing with us in the future. Don’t do it.

How to submit: Send all stories & essays to ghoulishsubmissions @ gmail dot com with [TITLE] – [ LAST NAME] – [STORY/ESSAY] – [WORD COUNT] in the subject line. Please do not copy/paste the story in the body of the email. We prefer Word doc attachments if possible. All inquiries can also be directed to the same address.

In the meantime, please consider subscribing to our FREE newsletter, which is where we will first post any updates regarding our open call. And, if you happen to also enjoy reading horror magazines, here’s the link to subscribe to the magazine.

As you wait, feel free to come hang out in the GHOULISH discord with 1,000+ other likeminded ghouls.

Thank you and good luck!

Via: Ghoulish Tales.


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