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Terror House Magazine

Literary Magazine








Terror House Magazine is an independent literary magazine focused on nurturing and promoting the best up-and-coming writers of our generation.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 week*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 300

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary

We enjoy stories that are experimental, impactful, and original. Can you make us laugh? Can you make us cry? Can you scare us? If you can write a good story, we want to publish it. Please note that while we generally prefer literary fiction to genre fiction, we are willing to publish anything that is well-written. Stories that blend multiple genres are especially welcome. If you’re not sure if your work qualifies, send it to us anyway and we’ll let you know.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 300

Max words: 3000

Do you have a true story that is weird, funny, fucked up, touching, or all of the above? We want to see it. We prefer stories where stuff actually happens, so don’t send us any poor-little-rich-boy dirges about how life as a trust-funder in the Hamptons is so rough. We want the kinds of epic, hilarious stories you’d tell a friend after two beers on a Friday night, or deeply moving experiences of triumph and woe.


Max pieces: 3

We like all kinds of poetry at Terror House Magazine, from freeform stanzas you can belt out at an open mic night to stuff that rhymes (sometimes).


at least 2 pieces


at least 2 pieces


Max words: 300

Max words: 3000

Terror House Magazine also publishes book, movie/TV, music, and video game reviews. However, we’re looking for depth and thoroughness in our criticism. Don’t just say that you like something: tell us why you like it. Analyze its themes and symbols, delve into its history, present your own theories. At the same time, don’t treat it like homework: make it funny and engaging. If you can tell a narrative about what you’re reviewing, even better.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    n the body of your message, please include the following (if you’re a first-time submitter): The name you want to publish your work under (if it’s different than the name on your email) A short (100 words or less) biography written in the third person, containing links to your website, Twitter account, books, or anything else you want to promote Also, please attach the following to your email: A picture of yourself or other avatar image to go along with your bio (again, if you’re a first-time submitter) (Optional) A picture you want to use as the featured image on your submission; if you don’t include one, we will select one for you

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submissions must be in .doc or .docx format (preferably .docx), no exceptions. We use Microsoft Word to read and edit submissions. Don’t send PDFs or other weird formats and don’t copy and paste your submission into your email. It makes things easier for all of us. All images must be in .jpg, .jpeg, or .png format. No .bmp, no .gif, and definitely no copypasting your image into a Word document. Send images as attachments only.

  • Author's rights

    You retain copyright for any submission of yours that we publish and are free to do whatever you like with it, though we request a seven-day period of exclusivity before you post it anywhere else. Additionally, if you choose to republish your work on another site, we ask that you link back to the original published here. This is so Google doesn’t hit us with a duplicate content penalty.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

101 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

101 days

Fastest response time

101 days

Slowest response time

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Founded on May 14, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary by author Matt Forney, Terror House’s mission is to publish outsider literary fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and cultural criticism/analysis. We follow in the tradition established by trailblazers such as Fluland, Loompanics Unlimited, and...

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