Submission Guidelines for Dark Holme Publishing


Welcome to Dark Holme Publishing!

*Kindly send your submissions to kerry@darkholmepublishing.uk with "anthology submissions" as the subject line*

We're thrilled you're considering submitting your short story to our upcoming horror and dark fantasy anthology. Submissions are open on a rolling basis.

Before you submit:

  • Story Length: We accept short stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words.
  • Genre: Make sure your story falls under the category of horror or dark fantasy.
  • No submission fee: We're excited to offer no submission fee! Your creativity is valuable to us. If you'd like to support our mission of keeping submissions free, consider making a PayPal donation. Your contributions enable us to maintain this service without charging fees. We're grateful for any support you can provide!  

What We Offer:
  • Payment: We pay £50.00 for every story published.
  • First Publishing Rights: Upon acceptance, Dark Holme Publishing acquires the exclusive right of first publication for your story. Copyright remains with the author, allowing for future exploration of the work in other mediums.
  • Feedback: Due to high submission volume, feedback is not available.
  • Notification: We aim to notify authors within 8 weeks. Accepted authors will receive a contract via email. If after 8 weeks you have not been notified, please assume you have not been succesful at this time. You are more than welcome to resubmit another manuscript at this point.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Previously Unpublished Work: Only submit stories unpublished elsewhere (online, magazines, anthologies).
  • Formatting: Use a standard manuscript format with a legible font. Submit your story as a Word document or PDF.
  • Additional Information: Include your contact information and a brief bio (100-200 words) in the email body.
  • Submission Address: Submit your story and cover letter to Kerry@darkholmepublishing.uk
  • Multiple Submissions: We only accept one submission per author.
  • Rolling Submissions:  We accept submissions year-round, though please note that we may occasionally need to temporarily close submissions due to the volume received.
  • Publication Date: Authors will be notified of the publication date closer to release.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds!

We look forward to reading your chilling tales!


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