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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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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 week*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    3 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.29%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$0.05 per word

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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 - 6000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror

Payment: $ 0.05 per word

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Include your bio in your cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    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.

  • Author's rights

    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.

  • Additional info

    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.

Tracker statistics

1104

Total submissions tracked

3 days

Average response time

1.29%

Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

63 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: -364 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

1.31%

12-month average acceptance rate

3 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

    General

    Open

About

Founded

2013

Country

US

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    Sean Wallace

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Clara Madrigano

    Co-Editor