Submissions

If you enjoy reviewing dusty old novels, consider being a part of the SpookyBooky team! We are currently seeking a wide variety of professional content. Here’s a summary:

BOOK REVIEWS: We love thoughtful, carefully articulated reviews of obscure books from all varieties of spooky genres, such as horror, mystery, thriller, gothic romance, classic horror, YA horror, etc. We also enjoy publishing reviews of pulp fiction or other vintage, out-of-print works which do not necessarily have to be spooky.

There’s no word limit for reviews, but we typically find 350-1,500 words to be most effective.

MOVIE REVIEWS: Our guidelines for movie reviews are the same as book reviews, however we tend to be more selective on what we publish. Oddball horror, obscure or forgotten classics are the best bets, along with some significant new releases.

FICTION: We publish high quality short fiction that can be read in one sitting. That means typically 2,000 words or less. All varieties of spooky genres will be considered.

POETRY: All spooky poetry will be considered, however some poetry with unique formatting may be difficult to publish in html format.

ETC: Other content up for consideration may be an academic discussion of genre, tropes, literary canon, author interviews or other analysis of spooky literature. If you have something that feels right, feel free to send us an email first or just submit it. The worst we can say is “No thanks.”

PAY: Unfortunately we do not currently have funding to pay contributors, but we will promote your social media, personal websites, book, and/or bio.

ACCEPTANCE RATES: We strive to provide superior content for our readership, so please be aware that submitting does not guarantee publication. If your submission is not accepted, we do our best to provide clear feedback explaining why. Occasionally we will offer acceptances contingent on certain edits.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED CONTENT: We do accept previously published content. As long as you retain the rights, feel free to send it to us for consideration.

AUTHOR’S RIGHTS: Authors retain all rights to their work. You’re welcome to publish your work elsewhere, we just ask that you add a note that it was originally published by SpookyBooky if we indeed published it first.

TO SUBMIT: e-mail your query/document to spookybooky8@outlook.com

Still have questions? Send us an email or reach out via social media.