Monthly Submission

Submissions are temporarily closed. They will reopen in fall 2020.

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.

Word count:

Up to 5,000 words

This means you can send us a story that is anywhere from flash fiction size to 5,000 words.

Formatting details

When submitting, please make sure the text is formatted using:
Times New Roman 12 point font
1 inch page margins
Double spacing

In your submission also be sure to include:
Story title:
Your name:
Your website, social media (Twitter, etc) (if you have one) and want us to link to it:
Word count:
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Please submit only previously unpublished work.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

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.

Short stories and poems will receive a one time token payment of $10 (TEN DOLLARS) USD.

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.