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Trembling With Fear

Literary Magazine



The Horror Tree is a resource for genre and speculative fiction authors which was created in 2011. The main goal when starting the site was to include all of the latest horror anthologies and publishers that are taking paying submissions.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    37 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays£5 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 - 15000 words max

Max words: 15000

Max pieces: 10

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: £ 5 per piece

Short stories (up to 1500 words) and drabbles (exactly 100 words). Our sweet spot for flash pieces is between 800 and 1500 words. Serial Killer tales can go up to 15000 words. We’re ideally looking for words which can fall into 4-10 instalments of 1000-1500 words in length.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Include a hello and a bio in the email; if you use social media for your writing, let us know your handles, too. Please include a bio of no more than 150 words, and up to four links to websites or social profiles.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please submit your work in a .doc or .docx format.

  • Author's rights

    We’re looking for non-exclusive digital and physical print as well as online rights. Distribution will be through this website and potentially a print or digital book format.

  • Additional info

    We publish speculative fiction: horror, dark scifi and fantasy, and more. If it’s dark and speculative, we’d love to read it. Make sure your story – even your drabbles – have a coherent and strong beginning, middle and end, and a narrative that is well-paced.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

37 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

58 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

37 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls




Trembling With Fear is the creative outlet for Horror Tree readers. We are open to short stories (up to 1500 words) and drabbles (exactly 100 words), and publish on a weekly basis. We also have regular themed calls, including serials and unholy trinities; you’ll find details below.






    Editor Stuart Conover avatar

    Stuart Conover


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    Stephanie Ellis


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    Amanda Headlee