The Submission Grinder, milling your submissions into something useful

Note: They will close for submissions every month after hitting a cap of 300 submissions, these unpredictable monthly closures will not be tracked by this listing, so check the market page for current status.

We accept flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, novellas and novels. Subject matter must be of the horror genre. No science fiction, fantasy or slasher style work. Violence should be in proportion to the style of the manuscript and not just thrown in for shock value. The same can be said for gratuitous sex and foul language. Everything has its place and good writing expresses that.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 7000 words
3 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Estimated Response: 90 days

Market Response Data
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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 133 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 33 | Average: 173.50 | Median: 175 | Max: 309
4.51% - avg 186 days
72.18% - avg 172 days (8.33% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

74 pending responses (0 min | 112 average | 123 median | 209 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.

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Listing added: 13 March 2013

Last officially checked: 11 March 2021

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