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Taking Submissions: Weird Horror Magazine September 2022 Window (Early Listing)

September 30, 2022

Submission Window: September 1st-30th, 2022
Payment: 1.5¢ per word (one and one-half cent), with a $25 (U.S.) minimum and 2 contributor’s copies
Theme: horror and weird fiction

Weird Horror has two reading periods each year – March and September.


OPENS: Sept. 1, 2022

CLOSES: Sept. 30, 2022

We are seeking first publication rights. Fiction must be in English, and previously unpublished in English anywhere, in any format, on any platform, including your blog, website, newsletter, Patreon, etc. Please do not query about reprints.

We will consider works translated to English, as long as you are offering first English-language publication rights.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please inform us if your story is accepted elsewhere. No multiple submissions. Please send 1 story only per reading period.

We are seeking horror and weird fiction from 500 to 6,000 words, firm. Stories over or under the word count will not be read. (Please respect our word counts.) We are not interested in extreme horror.

We receive over 800 manuscripts each period, and accept less than 2% of submissions. Do not be discouraged by a form rejection.

Payment is (U.S.) 1.5¢ per word (one and one-half cent), with a $25 (U.S.) minimum (paid via PayPal) for first worldwide English-language rights, for use in the print, eBook, and online edition. Contributors also receive 2 copies of the print edition. We ask for a 6-month exclusivity. Copyright remains with the author, and a contract will be provided.

Submit stories in Standard Manuscript Format as a Word document or PDF, and e-mail as an attachment to: WeirdHorrorMag [at] gmail [dot] com

NOTE – There is no need to provide a mailing address on your manuscript.

Format the subject line of your e-mail thusly: Submission – Story Title – Author Name

Do not respond to rejections, please, for any reason. We get enough e-mail, as is.

We are not currently seeking any art or non-fiction submissions.

Please query if you have any questions.

-Michael Kelly

Via: Undertow Publications.


September 30, 2022