Taking Submissions: Twisted Laughs An Anthology of Dark Humor

Deadline: July 15th, 2024
Payment: $15 and a contributors copy
Theme: Dark Humor


We’re summoning the darkest, most devilishly witty scribes for our upcoming anthology of dark humor. Unleash your ink and submit your darkest chuckles. We’re searching for tales that tickle the funny bone while sending shivers down the spine. Dare to delve into the abyss of laughter with us? Submit your morbidly hilarious masterpieces today!


  • Submissions must be no longer than 2,500 words (Word counts are firm)

  • Title, submitter’s name, pen name (if different), story word count and author email address must be at the top of your submission.

  • Submissions must be sent to [email protected] Please include TWISTED LAUGHS SUBMISSION in the subject of the email.

  • AI cannot write submissions (Artificial Intelligence.) I will disqualify any author that submits work that is not written by them from submitting to Exploding Head Fiction in the future and all future anthologies.

  • Submissions must be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1″ margins, double spaced.

  • All scene breaks must be three asterisks, centered on the page, with no spaces in between (***)

  • Submissions must be in .Docx or .Doc format.

  • Submissions should be clean and edited to the best of the author’s ability.

  • Submissions must contain elements of horror and dark humor. Everything else is up to you.

  • Submissions must not have been published elsewhere before in any form.

  • Authors may submit as many stories as they want for review, however, there will be a limit of one published story per author.

  • Please include in the email’s body any content warnings (if you chose to use them).

  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, we ask that you inform us immediately if another publisher picks up your story.

  • Twisted Laughs will be released October 2024

  • Submissions must be in by July 15, 2024

  • Authors will be notified on whether their story was accepted by August 1, 2024

Compensation Information

  • Author will receive a one-time payment per selected story of $15 via PayPal.

  • Receive a free e-book copy of the anthology following the release date. Physical contributor copy sent 30 days after release date.

  • Art submission:

  • ** We are also seeking ONE art piece in digital format. Please make sure the piece is at least 300 dpi and will translate all into black and white (for printing purposes). Submissions should be in a 5 x 8 format, but we can also resize if necessary. Same compensation as written contributions. Please title your email as TWISTED LAUGHS ART SUBMISSION.

Via: Exploding Head Fiction.

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