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Submission Guidelines

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before...”

~ Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven    


A few times a year, Grimsy emerges from the darkness to take the form of a chapbook; online, interactive, tarot-inspired card deck; physical literary magazine; and themed writing contests. Scroll below to check out our submission guidelines...if you dare.


Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@grimsylitmag) so you never miss any contest or deadline announcements. We'd love you to join our spooky community of goth and horror enthusiasts.









Send your polished beasties and lovely misfit monstrosities to Tell us the type of writing (Prose or Poetry) AND what you are submitting for in the subject headline (chapbook, magazine, or contest). In your submission, please include a short author bio (50 words or less).

If you tell us you rob banks in your spare time, we won’t ask questions. We are happy to label a submission anonymous if that enables the author to write more honestly. 


We accept:

·Any written form under 2,000 words

·Poems that are 2 pages max

·Art (in pdf form)


You may even invent a new short form of writing and send us that!

We don’t care if you want to lean your elbows on the table a little, we’re all sinners here



 All we ask is: don’t bore us and be stylish.

If you send us anything that is racist, homophobic, or depicts acts of sexual violence we will not publish, read, or even use them as coasters. We will, however, block, publicly shame, and hex you. 


As soon as we are able, we will begin paying contributors. Until then, submitters will receive a complimentary illustration of their submission if it is accepted for publication.


You’ll hear from us within a month if your piece is selected for publication. Currently, we are running behind on responses; so, please be patient with us: we are a quickly expanding publication.

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