The Big Book of Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Collection of Utah Horror *OPEN* Timber Ghost Press is looking for high-quality middle-grade horror poetry, flash, and short fiction for our upcoming anthology expected to release in April of 2023. The deadline for submissions is Oct 31st, 2022. For the submission form and further guidelines please follow the link below.
Novels and Novellas *CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS* We will open for novel/novella submissions from Feb 1-14 to celebrate Women in Horror Month. To submit, you must be a woman/identify as a woman.
What We Want
Timber Ghost Press is looking to publish high-quality horror fiction to include cosmic horror, weird horror, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love Old West mixed with horror.
We are looking for both new and seasoned authors. If you have never published before, we want to hear from you. If you're a seasoned spinner of dark tales, we want to hear from you. Basically, we want to hear from you.
We are currently looking for novels and novellas that fall into the following horror categories:
Timber Ghost Press is NOT looking for or interested in stories that contain:
Gore/extreme violence just for the shock factor
We are not interested in fantasy or slashers
Novels must be between 60-90k words. Novellas must be between 25-40k words. If your manuscript falls a little outside of these limits, that is okay; just let us know in your submission email.
We do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions, nor do we accept reprints for novels or novellas. Please allow us up to 60 days to respond to your submission. If you haven't heard back after 60 days, feel free to reach out and ask about the status of the submission. Depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may or may not give personalized feedback.
Submit your stories using Shunn formatting guidelines. It is in your best interest to submit a clean manuscript that you've taken the time to revise and edit. I can almost guarantee you that we will reject it if we receive a manuscript full of errors and typos. Please include the following information in your cover letter:
Pen Name (if applicable)
First three chapters or the first 5000 words of your manuscript
Let us know if it is part of a series (we're open to series)
Previous publishing history (if applicable)
Timber Ghost Press does not discriminate in any manner and is open to submissions from authors of any race, religion, or sexual preference.
Timber Ghost Press pays 50% net royalties on all eBooks and 30% net royalties on paperback books. If accepted, we will pay a $35 advance on novellas and a $50 advance on novels.
Please use the form below to submit your novel/novella to Timber Ghost Press!
Flash Fiction & Poetry *CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS* Due to the high amount of submissions we have implemented a new open call window. Submissions for flash and poetry will only be accepted between the 1st-10thof each month. Submissions received outside of this window will be automatically rejected. We will be closed for flash and poetry submissions after Oct 10th as we have stories/poems scheduled to be published all the way through September 2022. We will reopen for flash and poetry subs again in 2022.
Timber Ghost is looking for quality flash fiction and poetry to feature on our site and in our newsletter. If selected, we will publish your piece of flash fiction on our site/newsletter, you will retain the rights to your story (you can submit it elsewhere immediately if you feel so inclined). We will also pay you $5 USD. If you are interested, please follow the guidelines below:
Flash must be 1000 words or less
Poetry is limited to 45 lines (no special formatting or spacing please)
It must be horror (any sub-genre, but we will give preference to cosmic and creepy at this time)
Please submit the story as a .docx, .doc, or .rtf using the form below
Reprints are welcome as long as you have the rights to your story/poetry, but please let us know that it is a reprint
Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you let us know if it is accepted elsewhere as soon as you find out
No stories involving child or animal abuse, please. They will be rejected immediately