Cemetery Dance



Cemetery Dance is the World Fantasy Award-winning magazine of horror, dark mystery, and suspense. Published three to four times a year, each issue is packed with 104 to 136 pages of short stories, articles, columns, interviews, news, and reviews! Over the last twenty-three years we've published authors such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Charles Beaumont, Graham Masterton, Richard Laymon, Bentley Little, Michael Slade, Douglas Clegg, Jack Ketchum, William F. Nolan, Joe R. Lansdale, Poppy Z. Brite, Ronald Kelly, Rick Hautala, and hundreds of others, including the best new writers in the genre.
FICTION: 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. Most common reasons for rejection are: lack of power, lack of originality, slow pacing, poor writing, boring themes. Read the magazine, see what type of fiction we are publishing -- don't submit with a blind eye!
NON-FICTION: Query first.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Horror
Mystery/Crime
Suspense/Thriller

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
5 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
5 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: No
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 4 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
184 min | 279.50 mean avg | 290 median | 354 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
50.00%
Rejected:
50.00% (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
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Lost/Returned:
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Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
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Pending:
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days waiting)
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