Submission Guidelines

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We want original short horror fiction.

Submissions should be double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman preferably. We are not super strict but we do like your stories to be easy to read. The easier to read, the more likely we will enjoy it. We accept .doc .docx and .rtf files. In the body of the email, please include a short third-person bio. Please do not attach your story or art to the body of the email. In the subject of the email please include; Submission - (Story Name).

Word count: Maximum of 2000 words​. Minimum 500. Please provide a word count at the top of the submission. Any stories over 2000 words will be rejected unread.

Simultaneous Submissions are cool with us. However, if your work is selected elsewhere, please inform us so we can remove it from the review process. Reprints are welcome, just ensure the rights have reverted back to the author.

No multiple submissions. We're sure you have a limitless body of work. Unfortunately, we don't have an unlimited amount of time to read them all.

Art submissions are welcome, so send us good-quality images. These may be used alongside other articles.

Rights revert to the author upon publication. Be aware that if we publish your work, you will only be able to offer it as a reprint to other publications.

We also like to see science fiction and fantasy, so long as it has an element of horror to it. We are not looking for fan fiction. Try us with vampire, zombie, werewolf and Cthulhu mythos. Just make it original. We believe that good horror should push the boundaries, but we will reject any submissions we find racist, homophobic, misogynist, transphobic or in any way discriminatory.

We want to hear stories from everyone. EVERYONE. We especially want to read stories by women, LQBTQ +, BIPOC and new authors. Don't hide how awesome you are.

Hellhound is not a paying publication at this time. We hope to change this in the future.

What we can do in the meantime is support and celebrate the wealth of talented writers out there waiting to be discovered. If you send us a story, we encourage you to also submit it to paying markets out there. If you are accepted at another publication, let us know so we can pull your work from our review process and give you a virtual high five.