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Bleed Error (hiatus)

Literary Magazine




BLEED ERROR is Paradox Ghost Press’s flagship horror anthology/magazine, publishing biannually in April and October.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

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    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

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    Authors will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the issue they’re published in once the PDF copy is available.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

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    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQ+ Stories, Science Fiction, Speculative

Short stories, flash fiction. The ideal word count would be in the 2000-4000 range for short stories.


We prefer poetry to not exceed 1500 words.

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  • Additional info

    We’re looking for predominantly horror short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, but they can run the gamut of everything from absurdism to bizarre (and terrifying) science-fiction to unsettling dark fantasy. We are interested in stories with LGBTQ2S+ and diverse leads, especially with narratives that are not confined to tragedy tropes. You must be eighteen years of age or above to submit your work. Payment. We pay 1c per word, and $15 per poem, regardless of length. All listed currency is in CAD. Authors will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the issue they’re published in once the PDF copy is available. We are fine with multiple submissions.

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    Vale Zalecki