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Submission Guidelines

We are currently only looking for works up to 2,000 words long. We are unable to offer payment for works of this length at this time.

Summary

Tales to Terrify is a volunteer-run fan podcast featuring short horror, dark fantasy, and other disturbing fiction.

All submissions are welcome and encouraged from writers of every race, religion, nationality, physical or mental ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Feel free to challenge the definition of horror. Standard tropes and monsters are welcome just as much as blood, sex and gore. Scare us with your Gothic stories of haunted buildings, but do your best to honor the diversity within the genre. We want to be terrified by your concepts, by your implications, by your story’s possibilities. We want to read works that threaten to bleed into our reality and corrupt something as ordinary as a toaster.
Scare us. Make our breath stop and disturb our minds. Anything is allowed as long as it’s well-conceived and well-written.

Terrify the hell out of us with your tales.

What We Are NOT Looking For:
Stories that are not horror, dark fantasy or some form of disturbing fiction
Fan fiction
Sex is fine, but total erotica and torture porn are not
Stories which feature disparaging remarks regarding a person or group’s race, religion, nationality, physical or mental ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Manuscript Format
Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format
Double spaced
12 pt. Courier New or Times New Roman font
Please include author, title and word count on first page.

Submission Procedure

Email a copy of your story to talestoterrify@gmail.com with the subject line “Submission: [story title]”

Simultaneous submissions (submitting the same stories to other publishers at the same time) and multiple submissions are allowed. Each author may submit up to two stories during the submission period. Any story beyond the first two or which is received outside of the submission period will be rejected unread.

Response Times

Most submissions will receive a response within 30 days, although it could take more time for consideration purposes. Feel free to query if you haven’t heard anything in 60 days.

Please do not respond to rejection letters. However, you can submit a different story at that time if we are open for submissions.

To get a feel for what we’re truly after, give our podcast a listen. And if you could support the show, we could realize our dream of paying our narrators and staff. Let’s make that happen. Our Patreon page is here.

We hold open submissions for longer works (2,000-10,000 words) several times a year, and for works of that length we pay $50, but our queue for these stories is currently full. We will likely open for submissions for stories of this length in early 2018.

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