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Dark Recesses Magazine

Literary Magazine






dark fiction magazine, & webzine

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-16 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

PaysCA$0.05 per word

Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 400

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 8

Sub Genres: Horror

Payment: CA$ 0.05 per word

1x 5000, 1x 3000, 1x 2500, 2x 1500, 3x 500


Max pieces: 5

Payment: CA$ 0.05 per word

3-5 Nonfiction articles, essays, and briefs bringing news of the strange, odd, or just plain scary to our readers. Full-length articles - query first. All articles should not exceed 1,250 words. Dark news briefs - Briefs should not exceed 300 words. Write tight, get to the point, and be done.


Payment: CA$ 0.05 per word

If you want to join our stable of book, magazine, and movie reviewers, drop us a line telling us why, with a few samples.


Payment: CA$ 0.05 per word

Query first. You have the inside track on getting a few words with a well-known (or up and coming) horror writer? Can you get a few minutes with a horror/dark fantasy movie producer? What about an exclusive with an editor or publisher?

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    No reprints – No simultaneous submissions – No multiple submissions. Please wait to hear back from us before you send another piece. Our pay rates. WEBZINE CONTENT. Flash Fiction (up to 1500 words) – $10.00 Very Short Fiction (1501-3000 words) – $15.00 Short Fiction (3001-4500 words) – $25.00 All payments are made in US funds via PayPal upon publication. Dark Recesses does not offer payment for nonfiction published on the website at this time. Our pay rates. QUARTERLY PRINT MAGAZINE. 5 cents per word All payments are made in US funds via PayPal.

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    Bailey Hunter