Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Taking Submissions: Terror at 5280

May 31, 2019

Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Payment: $25 for flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) or 1 cent per word– maximum $40–for short stories (up to 5,000 words)
Note: Authors submitting must live in Colorado

Denver Horror Press is seeking the best in local horror fiction to publish in our upcoming anthology, Terror at 5280’.

We’re looking for short stories related to or taking place in or around Denver, Colorado (bonus points for including local lore or haunts) written by authors currently living in Colorado(stories written by those outside of Colorado will not be considered).

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should follow standard manuscript format and shouldn’t exceed 5,000 words. Email submissions to Submissions AT DenverHorror DOT com and attach your document in PDF or Word Doc or DocX format (a submission pasted in the body of the email will not be considered) with subject: “Submission: [Story Title/Author Last Name]”.

In the body of the email, please include a brief bio including current town/city of residence, relevant blog/website URLs, social media links, and publishing credits (if any).

We will accept reprints provided you have retained all rights to the story, but priority will be given to previously unpublished submissions (put REPRINT in the subject line of your submission).

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019.

Usage Rights
We will ask for exclusive rights for one year. After that, they will revert to continuing non-exclusive rights.

Upon publication, we pay $25 for flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) or 1 cent per word– maximum $40–for short stories (up to 5,000 words) for the anthology.

If your story doesn’t make it into the anthology but we think it’s awesome, we may ask your permission to publish it on the Denver Horror Collective website (DenverHorror.com) and in the newsletter for $15.

Response time
Response times may vary depending on the number of submissions we receive but likely within 6-8 weeks (if you don’t hear from us by then feel free to email us a reminder).

We’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Much appreciated,

Denver Horror Collective


May 31, 2019