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The Ghastling Magazine

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The Ghastling is a biannual magazine publishing literary fiction and illustration devoted to psychological horror, folk horror, ghost stories and the macabre.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    a few weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 3500 words max

Max words: 3500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Horror

Payment: £ 15


Please submit a sample of your work with a short bio and covering letter to Rebecca Parfitt: Be as creative and ghoulish as you wish, but please familiarise yourself with the magazine before you submit to see what we like.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please also include a short bio and covering letter, and let us know if you are a subscriber or Patreon supporter too (please read the specifications on Patreon for eligibility).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Word document

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Our subscribers and Patreon supporters are able to submit all year round and they also receive feedback on their submission. What Do We Like? Psychological horror, quiet horror and folkhorror. Tales of the occult, black magic, superstition, folklore terrors and circus sideshows. What Don’t We Like? Anything that graphically depicts sexual abuse, animal abuse, rape, gratuitous torture and gore. Do not send erotic horror either.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

58 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

22 days

Fastest response time

94 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    All genres



The Ghastling is a biannual short-story magazine that oozes eeriness and dark things. Styled as a modern-day Penny Dreadful, the first issue was published in 2014: the ghoulish brainchild of editor Rebecca Parfitt. The magazine has gone on to feature writers and artists from across the world, and w...

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    Rebecca Parfitt


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    Tracey Rees

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