We are interested in original short supernatural/literary horror fiction that is anywhere from 1,000-3,000 words.
We will also consider a poem, or a series of poems.
We are a supernatural, horror publisher. So please, when submitting do take into account that we want horror, good horror! Therefore, your work ultimately must be written well. We like fully crafted stories with vivid characters and a strong plot – historical truth, or elements are a plus. You also must be able to instill fear using supernatural elements – ghosts, ghouls, or monsters.
We do not want Sci-Fi. We do not want gore!
For inspiration think Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft , Jorge Luis Borges, Shirley Jackson, Emily Brontë, or even Neil Gaiman. We like these writers. If you like them too and are doing something similar then please do send us a piece of writing for consideration…quickly before our bodies turn cold!
Submission Deadline: 1st of the month
Publish date: 10th of the month
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 (if you have one):
Short bio (no more than 100 words):
Please submit only previously unpublished work.
Please, no multiple submissions. Do wait six months after a decision has been made before querying us again.
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.
We do not offer 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.
Click here to submit you story: Monthly Submission