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Taking Submissions: The Quiet Ones October 2021

September 1, 2021

Deadline: September 1st, 2021
Payment: $25
Theme: Ghosts of The Ruin

Oct 21 Theme: Ghosts of The Ruin

Publication: Digital Formats

Deadline: September 1, 2021

  • Short Stories up to 5,000 words
  • Flash and Micro Fiction up to 1,500 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.


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.“October 2021 – The Sinkhole – David Fey – Adult”).

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

Authors may submit up to three 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.

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.

We do NOT accept simultaneous submissions.

In case of acceptance, please also include a brief biography in the third person of approximately 75 words, a high-resolution headshot (optional), and 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.


September 1, 2021