Taking Submissions: CloisterFox #3

Deadline: January 31st, 2023
Payment: £30 plus a copy of the zine
Theme: Ruins
Note: British authors and authors of other nationalities living in Britain

Submissions are open until midnight GMT on the 31st of Jan 2023.

The theme of issue two is ruins. We want crumbling castle ramparts and wrecks haunting the sea bed. Give us derelict shopping centres and condemned flats. And don’t forget, people can be ruins too.

We’re looking for submissions from British authors and authors of other nationalities living in Britain. We are particularly keen to hear from under-represented groups, including BIPOC, LGBT, and disabled writers.


Submit your story to [email protected]

Stories must be no shorter than 3000 words and no longer than 4000. No previously published work, please.

One submission per person.

Submit your story as an attached Word file with your name and the story title in the filename, double spaced, font size 12.

Please title your email SUBMISSION: CLOISTERFOX 3. [Title of story]

Include a short biography in the third person – 150-ish words – along with any websites or social media you might have.

Author payment: £30 plus a copy of the zine.


The best way to gauge what we like is to read the zine. But, for the uninitiated, we are looking for:

Genre-crossing speculative fiction with a strange, uncanny bent.

Stories that make you feel. It isn’t enough to creep us out – tweak our heartstrings, make us laugh.

Take the prompt and play with it! We’re flexible and love to be surprised.


We don’t publish poetry, reviews, non-fiction, comics, or art. We’re not looking for straightforward genre fiction, erotica (though it’s fine to be spicy), or anything promoting fascist views. Original stories only, please – no reprints.

Via: CloisterFox.

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