Coffee Grinder logo with caption: The Grinder, brewing your submissions into something useful

Dark Recesses (Online)
Dark Recesses (Print)

We are looking for horror/dark fiction pieces

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
400 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 1500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Short Story
1501 to 3000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Short Story
3001 to 4500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 112 days

Market Response Data
View recent responses from this market
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 54 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 27.62 | Median: 14 | Max: 94
18.51% - avg 54 days
81.48% - avg 21 days (15.90% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 5 pending responses. (1 min | 25 average | 19 median | 74 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

Click and drag within chart (make a box, not a line) to zoom in. Double click chart to zoom back out.
Registered users can customize graph colors in profile settings.

Listing added: 30 August 2021

Last officially checked: 26 September 2022

The Submission Grinder is brought to you by Diabolical Plots, the citizens of Europa, James Patrick Kelly, and many others!
Copyright © 2022 Diabolical Plots, LLC, All Rights Reserved.