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Thirteen Horror Podcast

Literary Magazine



Thirteen is a monthly audio fiction anthology podcast featuring atmospheric, slow burn, spooky stories. Stories that will make you smile, break your heart, and have you wishing for a night light.

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  • 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

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


Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $50-75

Our audience comes to us for slow burn, atmospheric, character driven stories. Submissions of 5,000 words or more are most likely to be selected for wide release. Shorter submissions may be selected for special double feature episodes or episodes exclusive to Patreon supporters and other financial supporters of Imaginary Comma.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submissions should be in prose or script format. Preferably in Arial font and sized at 11pt. Check out our transcripts for a visual.

  • Author's rights

    Submissions will be attributed to the author in the recorded episode and in the show notes.

  • Additional info

    Stories with a first person central narrator and supporting characters work best for our format. Payment. Authors of stories over 5,000 words in length will be paid $75.00 if accepted. Authors of stories under 5,000 words in length will be paid $50.00 if accepted Stories not written in an audio fiction format will be altered and/or adapted to fit that format. This may include changes in the placement of character dialogue attribution, folding character dialogue into narration and resolutions to issues of clarity that work on the page but not in an audio format

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

61 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

89 days

Slowest response time

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Every Thirteen story begins with an idea. A scary story half remembered, a chill that still creeps over you when you glance at your closet door, a flickering streetlight as you walk home … Tell us your ghost story.






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    Ian Epperson


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