Literary Magazines for Horror

Literary Magazines for Horror

Ghostwritten for TG

One of the hardest things for authors is to find places to submit their work. This is as much of a challenge to a budding author as it is for someone who has been writing for the bulk of their careers. What if you’re looking for things that go bump in the night? Here are some literary magazines for horror that you can use to get your work out there.

Need more markets? Browse through the Reedsy directory to find new literary markets.

Hello Horror: Hello Horror is a literary magazine that publishes straight horror fiction.

Nightmare Magazine: Nightmare Magazine is a well-known literary journal publishing horror and dark fiction.

Neon Magazine: Neon Magazine is a UK-based literary journal for horror and sci-fi fiction, though they will sometimes consider publishing cross-over genres that incorporate horror.

Lamplight Magazine: Lamplight Magazine is a quarterly literary journal that publishes dark and horror fiction.

Black Candles: Black Candles is a relatively new literary journal that looks at publishing extremely dark and gothic horror fiction.

We Are Grimoire: We Are Grimoire is a new literary journal that looks at publishing tons of dark, gothic and horror-themed poetry, though they take other fiction too. Poetry

The Dark Magazine: The Dark Magazine accepts submissions from horror authors, and while they prefer fiction they will occasionally publish poetry too.

Apex Magazine: Apex Magazine is one of the largest literary magazines out there, and they are looking for any sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction from authors – they publish poetry on occasion too. sci fi fantasy

Into the Void: Into the Void Magazine accepts submissions of horror fiction, though will consider other cross-over genres with a literary theme.

Unnerving Magazine: Unnerving Magazine is a newer literary journal that accepts submissions of horror and speculative horror fiction. They are published quarterly.

Gamut: Gamut is a literary magazine publishing neo-noir speculative fiction according to their guidelines, and they also publish crime fiction – as long as there is a strong presiding horror theme to it.

Wormwood: Wormwood is an imprint of Tartarus Press, and they are looking at publishing horror with an emphasis on the supernatural elements rather than shock-and-gore.

Body Parts Magazine: Body Parts Magazine is a new literary magazine looking at publishing horror/erotica fiction; they also consider submissions of art and poetry that fits in with their theme.

Vastarien Journal: Vastarien Journal is another newer literary magazine that you might not have heard of yet; they are looking for horror stories with an emphasis on supernatural elements and dark horror. vastarien

Bloodreign Literary Magazine: Bloodreign Literary Magazine publishes horror and speculative fiction. They have an emphasis on helping out new writers.

Devolutionz Magazine: Devolutionz Magazine looks for short stories, novellas and poetry with a horror theme. They also publish what they call “enhanced flash fiction” with illustrations to accompany them.

Space and Time Magazine: Space and Time Magazine publishes horror and sci-fi fiction from authors.

Midwestern Gothic Magazine: Midwestern Gothic Magazine is looking for gothic horror fiction from authors.