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Do not submit here! This project is on indefinite hiatus. Check their site to find out whether this is a submission and/or publication hiatus. (April 2023)

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We are looking for horror/dark fiction pieces. Common sense when submitting please. We are not looking for pure shock value. All components of your story should have merit. Gore for gore's sake is not what we are looking for. We want to give nightmares that happen during the waking hours.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction On Hiatus

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Dark.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction On Hiatus

Query first.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Article ArticleUp to 1,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines).

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Dark Recesses Magazine Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 3 reports from 3 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported152 min | 257.0 mean avg | 247.0 median | 372 max days (110.3 std dev)

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 90 days. (100.0 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 90 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 120 days have passed.

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Dates

Last Updated: 06 Apr 2023
Date Added: 30 Jul 2005

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