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The Quiet Ones

Literary Magazine




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The Quiet Ones is a free-to-download e-zine that centers LGBTQIAP+ and women’s voices in the subgenres of quiet horror and intimate dystopian fiction, both for YA and Adult audiences.

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  • Response time:
    within three weeks*
    Editor reported data
    49 days*
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Pays$25 per piece

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 (Short Stories)

Max words: 1201

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 25 per piece

Fiction (Flash and Micro Fiction)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1200

Sub Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Poetry (Narrative Poetry/Stories in Verse)

Payment: $ 25 per piece

Narrative Poetry/Stories in Verse up to 1200 Words

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    In case of acceptance, please also include a brief biography in the third person of approximately 75 words, including any personal social media links (such as a Twitter or personal website) that you’d like to share.

  • Eligibility

    We primarily seek creative work from those who identify as LGBTQIAP+, women, and allies. We’re especially fond of (though do not require) stories that center LGBTQIAP+ and female characters. That said, we welcome work from anyone and everyone, and we do not automatically disqualify any submissions based on the author’s identity, nor do we require our contributors to share their sexual or gender identities.

  • Formatting

    Please submit your work as an email attachment in .doc/.docx format. Ensure your document contains your story title, your name (or pen name), and an approximate word count. In the event that your story is selected for publication, we will need your legal name for the contract. Please include a header on each page of your document with your surname, title and page number. Your document should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt., with double line spacing and indented paragraphs (double line spacing does not apply to poetry).

  • Author's rights

    We request first worldwide and digital rights for four months following publication. Thereafter all rights revert to the author. All copyright remains with the author.

  • Additional info

    We love fusing genres together and are happy to consider stories that make us laugh, cry, or swoon – as long as they contain elements of horror and/or dystopia. A ghostly romance, or a slapstick Mad Max (for example) would fit right in here.

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Total submissions tracked

49 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

26 days

Fastest response time

76 days

Slowest response time

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12-month average acceptance rate

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12-month average response time

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For our purposes: “Quiet Horror” applies to atmospheric, unsettling stories that rely more on mood and rhythm than on shock and gore. Examples of quiet horror include: classic ghost stories and shorts like The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, modern moody masterworks like The Walls Around Us by:...

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