Cemetery Dance is the World Fantasy Award-winning magazine of horror, dark mystery, and suspense. Each issue is packed with 100 to 140 pages of short stories, articles, columns, interviews, news, and reviews! Plus stunning full-color covers and striking interior artwork! Covering the entire horror field — Books! Movies! Videos! Comics! The world's top authors in the genre are published within our pages, but Cemetery Dance is also the place to look for glimpses of the future. We've given more big names their "first shot" than any other publication in the last two decades, and many of those authors are coming back for future issues.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to authors who have not previously sold a story to Cemetery Dance magazine.
Country of Publication & Year Established
| United States
||Established in 1988
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Unknown publication frequency.
Fiction Temp Closed
Well written horror, dark mystery, and suspense short stories. We want tales that are powerful and emotional—creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. Suspense/mystery/crime tales with a horror element are always welcome. Both supernatural and psychological stories are fine.
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Psychological, Supernatural.|
|Mystery/Crime Mystery/Crime||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Supernatural.|
|Suspense/Thriller Suspense/Thriller||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Psychological.|
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 5,000 words.|
- We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our . glossary
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