Submissions will be accepted from February 11, 2022 through March 13, 2022 11:59PM PST.
SIMULTANEOUS & MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS
Simultaneous submissions (submitting the same stories to other publishers at the same time) are allowed. Please let us know as soon as possible if submission is accepted or published by another publisher. To withdraw your submission, email us at [email protected] with the subject line “WITHDRAW SUBMISSION: [Title of the story you’re withdrawing]”. If we select your story, please remove the work from consideration elsewhere immediately. We accept a maximum of 2 stories per author per submission period. Additional stories will be left unread.
Note: The email address provided is for withdrawal of submissions only. DO NOT email us your submission. We will only consider submissions through the Google Form link below.
We do not accept reprints (stories that have been previously published). All submissions must be unpublished.
Author will be notified via email once story has been selected. Most submissions will receive a response within 30 days after the submission deadline. Due to the sheer number of submissions we are unable to reply to all inquiries. We will review all submissions, so if you don't hear back within 45 days after the submission deadline, then it has not been selected.
We’ve compiled answers to frequently asked questions in our AUTHORS’ FAQs page.
Manuscript must be written using American English spelling and terminology
12 pt. Georgia or Times New Roman font, normal margins, and double spaced
Do not use any special formatting like headers, page numbers, images, and page/section breaks
Include author’s name, title, and word count on the first page
Indicate scene breaks with three stars, no space (***)
Indicate the end of manuscript with three stars, with spaces in between (* * *)
Submission must be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
Save the file name in this format: Title of Story_Author's Full Name (e.g., Horror House_John Smith)
HOW TO SUBMIT
We will only consider submissions through the Google Form link below. Each author can only submit up to two stories within the submission period. Stories will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
DO NOT email us your submission. We will not review submissions sent through email.
DO NOT submit stories that you already submitted on Scare Street’s previous open call submissions. They will be automatically rejected. We review all submitted stories, and unfortunately cannot respond to all inquiries due to the sheer number of submissions.
Please fill out the Google Form by clicking the button below: