Coffin Bell is a new quarterly online journal of dark literature. Submissions now open–seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, creative nonfiction, essay, and short criticism that explore dark themes. Send us your darkness!

We are currently reading for issue 2.2 "MAGIC" (4/1/2019), and issue 2.3 "unthemed" (7/1/2019). We will be releasing information after the first of the year on our guidelines for special issue 2.4, themed "Sadism, Masochism, and the Erotic."

Until we reach our Submittable-alotted monthly free submissions limit, there is no fee to submit but our free submissions fill up extremely fast. Thereafter you may submit via the Tip Jar, but free submissions will resume on the first of the following month. Tip Jar submissions are a vital source of the income that allows us to run day-to-day, and are hugely appreciated. If only Tip Jar submissions are available, you may check back at the first of the next month to submit for free.

All reviews will be published on Coffin Bell's blog. Please include backlinks to your blog and work with your bio. If accepted, your piece will be put in a queue to appear on the blog, and once your review is scheduled, you will be notified of the date the review will go live.

Please attach 1-5 flashes in a single file. Soft word count <1500 words.

Currently reading for Issue 2.1 (unthemed) and 2.2 (MAGIC).

If only "Tip Jar" submissions are available, check back at the first of the next month to submit for free.

Use this form to submit work that is not for a themed issue.

Please attach 1-5 flashes in a single file. Soft word count is <7500 words.

Please attach 1-5 poems in a single file.

If only "Tip Jar" submissions are available, check back at the first of the next month to submit for free.

Attach 1-5 poems in a single file.

 Currently reading for issues and 2.2 (MAGIC) 2.3 (unthemed).


If only "Tip Jar" submissions are available, check back at the first of the next month to submit for free.

Please attach one CNF document. Soft word count is <7500 words.

If only "Tip Jar" submissions are available, check back at the first of the next month to submit for free.

Soft word count <7500.

Please attach one short story. Soft word count limit is <7500.

If only "Tip Jar" submissions are available, check back at the first of the next month to submit for free.

Soft word count is <7500 words.

Please use this form for all art submissions. If you are submitting for a particular issue, please state that in your cover letter.

You may submit up to 10 works on this form. If you have more to offer, please state that in your cover letter and if we accept your submission we will solicit the additional files at that time.

We are currently open to submissions of art for art features and use around the site, as issue covers, and in our print anthology.

We are especially interested in collecting art for our upcoming Sadism, Masochism, & the Erotic issue!!

Please use this form for all art submissions. If you are submitting for a particular issue, please state that in your cover letter.

You may submit up to 10 works on this form. If you have more to offer, please state that in your cover letter and if we accept your submission we will solicit the additional files at that time.

We are currently open to submissions of art for art features and use around the site, as issue covers, and in our print anthology.

We are especially interested in collecting art for our upcoming Sadism, Masochism, & the Erotic issue!!

Submit 1-5 flashes in a single file

Please attach one short story up to 7500 words.

Please attach up to five poems in a single file.

Please attach one short story up to 7500 words.

Please attach up to five poems in a single file.

Submit 1-5 flashes in a single file
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