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Thin Veil Press

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Thin Veil Press latest issue

a dark literary press dedicated to the morbid & macabre


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    9% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

    From the editors


    What's that?

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

Fiction (Short Story)

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Gothic, Horror, Thriller

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Gothic, Horror, Thriller


Max lines: 30

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Keep it short & sweet! It doesn't sway our decision, just helps us get to know you a little better.

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    Please use .doc, .docx file formats only (not PDF and not in the body of the email), double-spaced with size 12 and a clearly readable font (Times New Roman, Cambria etc.) and save the document as your name and the title of your work.

  • Author's rights

    If your work is accepted, we require 30 days of exclusivity to post your work (from the date of publication); first English serial rights and the right to archive your story with our website content. In Layman’s Terms, your work cannot be published elsewhere until 30 days after publication on Thin Veil Press and all rights will always revert to the author upon publication. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (after the three month exclusivity period), please ensure you credit Thin Veil Press as its first publication.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

56 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

72 days

Fastest response time

91 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

53 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry


    Dark Woods


As an online press for dark literature, we publish our nonprofit magazine issues annually on All Hallows’ Eve (Oct 31st). We also accept submissions for publication on our website under Dark Reads. There’s no theme for these submissions, however we are always interested in horror and dark fiction s...

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    Editor Meg Keane avatar

    Meg Keane


    Editor Stephen Black avatar

    Stephen Black

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Olivia Brooks avatar

    Olivia Brooks

    Editorial Assistant - Fiction

    Editor Grace Sparkes avatar

    Grace Sparkes

    Editorial Assistant - Fiction

    Editor Bronwen Harding avatar

    Bronwen Harding

    Editorial Assistant - Poetry