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Taking Submissions: Cosmic Horror Monthly July 2024 Window (Early Listing)

Cosmic Horror Monthly

Submission Window: July 1st - 17th, 2024 Payment: 3 cents per word for fiction and non-fiction, $20 for interior artwork and $100 for cover art Theme: Weird and cosmic fiction What do we want? Weird and cosmic fiction under 5,000 words When do we want it? Twice a year: January 1-7 and July 1-17 How do we want it? Submitted via email to [email protected] as a .doc or .docx file. Please also include a short cover letter with some background information about you, the word count of the story, and a brief synopsis. Other Stuff! Please only submit your work once, and please only submit one work per submission period. Please only resubmit works that have already been rejected if invited to do so. We believe that the horror genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues. We are especially interested in hearing from those whose voices are underrepresented in the cosmic/weird. If comfortable, feel free to drop this information in your cover letter. We strongly favor stories that use contemporary narrative styles. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. We pay 3 cents (USD) per word for original fiction. We do not take unsolicited reprints. What we don’t want: We do not take any work that used AI in its creation, work that uses established genre tropes in a standard way, and queries. Work written in an antiquated, Lovecraftian style is a hard sell. Authors we love: Mike Allen, Paula D. Ashe, Mona Awad, Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Nicole Cushing, Brian Evenson, Gemma Files, John Langan, Thomas Ligotti, Preemee Mohamed, Jon Padgett, Hailey Piper Submissions (Non-Fiction) OPEN What do we want? Non-fiction essays that explore weird and cosmic horror concepts under 5,000 words When do...