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Unnerving Magazine

Literary Magazine



Unnerving Magazine accepts short story submissions of horror, crime, dark thriller, and dark suspense.

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PaysCA$0.01 per piece

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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

    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

Sub Genres: Crime, Horror

Payment: CA$ 0.01 per piece

HORROR: I'm looking for stories that fit with the Unnerving aesthetic (suspense, creature features, zombies, oddities, etc). Not interested in quiet horror or stories about grief-stricken characters and their tedious brooding. CRIME: I'm looking for just about anything aside from copaganda (this includes all lines of law-enforcement), cozy crime, or rape-revenge stories (aside from the victim themselves going on offensive...none of that Death Wish stuff). Private investigators are fine.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Send stories to unnervingsubs@gmail.com in a .docx or .doc file. No PDFs. Double-space your manuscripts.

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Please no hard science fiction, sword and sorcery fantasy, erotica, romance, humor that isn’t sinister or literary works that venture so far into experimental that they become nonsense. No cop dramas. No war stories. No Lovecraft pastiches. Payment is $0.01/word for short stories published in the magazine + one paperback contributor copy. There will be a very quick turnaround for the next issue.

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Late August 2016, an unemployed, wannabe writer guy had an idea. He’d sold dozens of short stories by then, even one mediocre novel, also had experience in the small-town newspaper industry (right before it all but folded), and had an idea that he could break even creating and managing a magazine. ...

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