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Taking Submissions: The Quiet Ones June 2022 issue (Early Listing)

April 14, 2022

Submission Window: March 7th – April 14th, 2022
Payment: $25
Theme: Post-Apocalyptic Pride

We will be announcing the theme and open submission dates for June’s issue soon.

  • Short Stories up to 3,000 words
  • Flash and Micro Fiction up to 1,000 words
  • Poetry

Author Compensation: $25.00 (USD) per piece

Rights: We request first worldwide and digital rights for four months following publication. Thereafter all rights revert to the author. All copyright remains with the author.

June ’22 Theme: Post-Apocalyptic Pride

Call Status: CLOSED (Opening Soon…)

Publication: Digital Formats

Submission Period: March 7, 2022 – April 14, 2022

Decisions By: May 14, 2022

Release Date: June 30, 2022

What We’re Looking For: feel free to interpret the “Post-Apocalyptic” part of the theme as broadly as you like, from entirely ruined worlds to the confines of a single-family dwelling after, for example, a catastrophic fire. Your work should contain quiet horror elements (see our FAQ page for more on that). Carefully read the guidelines below for more.


For all open calls, submit your work by email to [email protected] with the subject line formatted as such: “[Zine Publication Month/Year] [Story title] [Author name] [Age Range]” (ex.“June 2022 – The Sinkhole – David Fey – Adult”).

Please submit your work as an email attachment in .doc/.docx format.

Authors may submit up to two pieces per issue. We request that each piece be submitted via its own individual email. You are welcomed to interpret each issue’s theme however you like but keep in mind that your interpretation should be within the realms of quiet horror and/or intimate dystopia.

Ensure your document contains your story title, your name (or pen name), and an approximate word count. In the event that your story is selected for publication, we will need your legal name for the contract.

Please include a header on each page of your document with your surname, title and page number.

Your document should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt., with double line spacing and indented paragraphs (double line spacing does not apply to poetry).

We presently do NOT accept simultaneous submissions.

In case of acceptance, please also include a brief biography in the third person of approximately 75 words, including any personal social media links (such as a Twitter or personal website) that you’d like to share.

For a more detailed look at classic manuscript formatting, please refer to this article by WILLIAM SHUNN.

Via: We Are The Quiet Ones.


April 14, 2022