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Taking Submissions: Two-thousand Word Terrors (Early Listing)

August 31, 2022 - September 1, 2022

Submission Window: August 1 – Aug 31, 2022
Payment: $0.01/word
Theme: Horror of all types

One new short, published on Mondays, for at least 45 weeks of the next year. We are hoping to begin posting these short stories on February 6th, 2023. “Two-thousand Word Terrors” will be the name of the featured column hosting these stories.

Because this call is not specific to Strangehouse Books, all writers are welcome to submit.

The theme should be, simply, Horror. What kind of Horror is up to you. Go nuts.

One submission per author. Payment: $0.01/word.

NO multiple submissions

NO simultaneous submissions

NO reprints.

Submission Length: approx. 2,000 words (a little under is OK but do not exceed 2000)

The submission window will be open from August 1 – Aug 31, 2022. Submissions sent outside of this time frame will be deleted. Responses should take no longer than 3 months. Due to the anticipated volume of submissions, there will not be individualized feedback on declined stories.

Send submissions to: [email protected] with name and story title in the subject line.

Don’t stress about the cover letter! Just get those stories attached and sent. Please do not send PDFs. Emails with PDFs attached will be deleted immediately.

Manuscript formatting should follow the Shunn style, which can be found HERE (or you can copy/paste this link: https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html)

We will try to notify everyone of acceptances and rejections by December 1st, 2022.

Accepted stories/authors will be announced in January 2023.


Rejections are not personal. Under no circumstance will we be opening/reading responses to rejection notices. Responses to rejection notices will be deleted, unread. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Best of luck to everyone who submits a story! We look forward to reading.

Via: Rooster Republic Press.


August 31, 2022
September 1, 2022