I can’t believe we are doing this again, but here we are. I ended Burial Day back in 2016 to manage home and health and children, but I missed you. I missed meeting people, reading their horror stories, and best of all giving them a place to share their horror stories.
We are still working through things. There is still a lot that needs to be done, but here is the first and most important item –
We are open for submissions!
Submissions open today, October 31st. Submissions will close December 31st.
Starting January 31st we will start publishing one short story a month. Depending on demand, that may change to be one short story a week.
We are starting off slow, and then we will take it from there. It’s still to be decided if we will return with a Gothic Blue Book. If there is demand then we will review schedules, publishing schedules, etc.
What are we looking for
Scare us. We like traditional horror stories, but we are interested in exploring the horror genre, and especially pushing genre boundaries. We are also hoping to hear from all voices, from all backgrounds.
What we don’t want
No graphic sexual violence.
Up to 5,000 words
This means you can send us a story that is anywhere from flash fiction size to 5,000 words.
When submitting, please make sure the text is formatted using:
Times New Roman 12 point font
1 inch page margins
In your submission also be sure to include:
Your website, social media (Twitter, etc) (if you have one) and want us to link to it:
Short bio (no more than 100 words):
Please submit only previously unpublished work.
Please, no multiple submissions.
We only accept work which you have not previously sold or given away the rights to. This means that your work must not have been published elsewhere, either in print or online.
If accepted you are giving Burial Day:
A. The exclusive first right to electronically publish your story at burialday.com
B. The right to republish the story in or in connection with Burial Day, including electronic or hard copy form, including in promotional material or compilations – provided that authorial credit is given in every instance of reproduction.
After your story appears on Burial Day you are free to republish your piece elsewhere as long as you communicate to potential buyers that they are buying your story as a non-exclusive piece.
At this time, we will not be offering monetary compensation. We will publish your work online as well as communicate your story online or in print form. We will give your work credit when promoting it using your name, your website if you have one, and your short bio.
To submit, please visit our submission page here.