Dark Moon Digest is looking for quality short stories and flash fiction for future issues. Any category or topic will be accepted as long as it is in the horror genre. There are no deadlines for submitting your work as submissions will be selected for future issues, so submit at your leisure. 


Submission is open to all writers, published or unpublished.

If you are interested in writing for Dark Moon Digest, we strongly encourage you to purchase an issue to see what kinds of stories we are inclined to accept. We receive hundreds of submissions each month and only select 6 to 7 for our publication every quarter. If you want to make it in, you should get to know us a little better. You can easily purchase a copy at Amazon and most other online bookstores.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY. We reserve the right to reject any submission not complying with these guidelines.

FORMATTING INFORMATION:  VERY IMPORTANT!
  • Story title should be formatted including the name of the story. Please do not save your submission as "short story." 
  • Include your name (first and last), your mailing address and your e-mail address on the first page of your short story. Please do not use headers or footers. Page numbers are not necessary. Also inform us if you are using a pen name, but please include your real name as well.
  • Please use a serif type to format your short story. (i.e. Times Roman, Georgia, Garamond, Courier).

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • DEADLINE: There is no deadline. Stories will be reviewed as they are submitted for future issues of Dark Moon Digest.
  • PAYMENT: Authors of all stories selected for publication will receive payment of $0.01 per word and a copy of the issue of Dark Moon Digest in which their story appears. 
  • All short stories must be submitted by the author holding the copyright. (If your short story is not copyrighted, don’t worry. Copyright laws protect your work from the moment you begin writing.) Authors of stories chosen for publication will need to sign an agreement with Dark Moon Digest stating they currently hold said copyright.
  • Your horror short story must be previously unpublished in any format. Stories which currently appear online are not eligible for submission.
  • By submitting your horror short fiction work to Dark Moon Digest, you are assigning Dark Moon Books First World American Serial Rights and the permission to possibly publish the work in one of our magazines. You keep all other rights including the original copyright. Stories published in either the magazine or the anthology will carry notices which stipulate the copyright resides with the author.
  • All submissions should be a minimum of 1500 words and should not exceed 5,000 words. Submissions not falling within these parameters will not be accepted. Some stories falling between 1500 and 2000 words might be considered flash fiction.
  • Queries are not required on short stories. 
  • You may withdraw your short story from consideration at any point.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted, but please do not send more than two or three stories per quarter.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Since the majority of our staff are also writers, we understand how frustrating the submission process can be. For this reason, we have no problem with simultaneous submissions. However, please contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Entrants selected for publication will be contacted prior to publication with further instructions. There are some instances in which we might ask the author for a re-write (with suggestions) if we feel it would improve the story and its chances of being published. We also reserve the right to edit submitted stories for length and content. Authors will always be contacted in advance if we choose to use their story in Dark Moon Digest. Authors will also always receive an edit of their story for approval prior to publication.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY. We reserve the right to reject any submission not complying with these guidelines. FORMATTING INFORMATION:  VERY IMPORTANT!
  • Story title should be formatted including the name of the story. PLease do not title your submission "Flash fiction."
  • Include your name (first and last), your mailing address and your e-mail address on the first page of your short story. Please do not use headers or footers. Page numbers are not necessary. Also inform us if you are using a pen name, but please include your real name as well.
  • Please use a serif type to format your short story. (i.e. Times Roman, Georgia, Garamond, Courier).

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • DEADLINE: There is no deadline. Stories will be reviewed as they are submitted for future issues of Dark Moon Digest
  • PAYMENT: Authors of flash fiction whose stories appear in Dark Moon Digest will receive $0.01 per word and a complimentary PDF, Nook or Kindle copy of the publication.
  • All short stories must be submitted by the author holding the copyright. (If your short story is not copyrighted, don’t worry. Copyright laws protect your work from the moment you begin writing.) Authors of stories chosen for publication will need to sign an agreement with Dark Moon Digest stating they currently hold said copyright.
  • Your horror short story must be previously unpublished. Stories which currently appear online are not eligible for submission.
  • By submitting your horror short fiction work to Dark Moon Digest, you are assigning Dark Moon Books First World American Serial Rights and the permission to possibly publish the work in one of our anthologies. You keep all other rights including the original copyright. Stories published in the magazine will carry notices which stipulate the copyright resides with the author.
  • All submissions should be a maximum of 1,500 words.  Longer works should submit under short story.
  • You may withdraw your flash fiction story from consideration at any point.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted, but please do not send more than two or three stories per quarter.
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Since the majority of our staff are also writers, we understand how frustrating the submission process can be. For this reason, we have no problem with simultaneous submissions. However, please contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Entrants selected for publication will be contacted prior to publication with further instructions. There are some instances in which we might ask the author for a re-write (with suggestions) if we feel it would improve the story and its chances of being published. We also reserve the right to edit submitted stories for length and content. Authors will always be contacted in advance if we choose to use their story in Dark Moon Digest. Authors will also always receive an edit of their story for approval prior to publication.