Each month The Dark brings you the best in dark fantasy and horror, selected by award-winning editor Sean Wallace and published by Prime Books!
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- Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
- Response time: 1 week*/Editor reported data1 days*Chill Subs tracker stats
- Acceptance rate: / 0%*Chill Subs tracker stats
Paysfrom $0.05 per word
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Accepts simultaneous submissions
Accepts previously published
Nominates for prizes
Active on social media
Available in print
Provides contributor copies
Has examples online
Offers expedited response
Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee
Fiction - 6000 words max
Max words: 2000
Max words: 6000
Max pieces: 1
Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror
Payment: $ 0.05 per word
How to submit
Include your bio in your cover letter.
No specific eligibility requirements
All submissions should follow proper manuscript format (modern edition, preferably). Please attach all submissions in .doc or .docx or rtf format—we will not accept submissions embedded in the body of email.
We pay 5 cents/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words on publication for first world rights; and 1 cent/word for reprint fiction up to 6,000 words on acceptance for nonexclusive reprint rights.
Payment. We pay 5 cents/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words on publication for first world rights; and 1 cent/word for reprint fiction up to 6,000 words on acceptance for nonexclusive reprint rights. Very quick response time within a week or less. Query after a week.
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*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 9 days, 10 days, 17 days, 63 days
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