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Coffin Bell

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Art

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A new quarterly online journal of dark literature seeking work exploring dark themes. When we say “dark themes,” we don’t necessarily mean traditional horror. Surprise us. Make us think in a new way. Give us a new fear. Make our skin crawl.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    302 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    9.99%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

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

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary, Horror

Short stories

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Sub Genres: Literary, Horror

Nonfiction

We have no hard limits for word count, but please keep in mind that we are an online venue.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

"For poetry with special formatting, please submit your work formatted in 12pt Alegreya Sans. Because we hard-code the poetry into the page to support special formatting, work changed from the font you used into the issue font may be automatically reformatted."

Art

Max pieces: 10

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Include a short third-person bio INCLUDING YOUR PRONOUNS with your cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    for all categories, do not submit a PDF! We cannot copy / paste from a .pdf file. Please use only .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odf file formats for all submissions.

  • Author's rights

    All rights revert to the author upon publication. We ask that if your piece is subsequently published elsewhere, you credit Coffin Bell for first publication.

  • Additional info

    Please include your preferred pronouns with all submissions.

Tracker statistics

90

Total submissions tracked

302 days

Average response time

9.99%

Average acceptance rate

58 days

Fastest response time

387 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

8.69%

12-month average acceptance rate

311 days

12-month average response time

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About

Dark times call for dark literature. Coffin Bell is a new quarterly online journal of dark literature seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction exploring dark themes. When we say “dark themes,” we don’t necessarily mean traditional horror. Send us your waking nightmares,...

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Founded

2017

Country

US

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    Editor Tamara Burross Grisanti avatar

    Tamara Burross Grisanti

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Ray Ball avatar

    Ray Ball

    Senior Editor