Submission Calls



We’re looking for stories (2-5k words) on the theme of skin (after all, we are skeletons, we crave what we lack).

Take the prompt as literally or as abstractly as you like.

We tend to prefer speculative, surreal, supernatural, dark fiction with creeping, poetic, dread-inducing prose, and endings we can't predict, but we're open to all subgenres of dark fiction.

Elements of sci-fi and/or fantasy are fine, as long as your story veers towards the dark. We are not, however, the market for violent, bloody, racist, homophobic, or masochistic fiction.

If you want an idea of what sort of story we publish (my oh my, it is an eclectic collection), why not check out any of our other publications? Links can be found by clicking on the Books tab at the top of this page.

Deadline: May 31st 2024 (midnight, last place on earth) or until full. 

One piece per author - send us your best!

No reprints. No AI fiction.

£0.005 per word (after edits).

Profits made during the year of publication will go to a skin cancer charity.

An anthology of selected stories will be published in print and as an e-book publication.

See our 'Submission  Guidelines' section for information on how to submit.

Do get in touch via email or Twitter with any questions.