Coffin Bell is a new quarterly online journal of dark literature. Call for submissions–seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction that explore dark themes. When we say “dark themes,” we don’t necessarily mean traditional horror. We want to read what constitutes horror to you in 2018. Surprise us. Make us think in a new way. Give us a new fear. Make our skin crawl.

We are currently reading for issue 1.4 "Immortals" (1 Oct. 2018), issue 2.1 "unthemed" (1 Jan. 2019), and issue 2.2 "MAGIC."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Attach 1-5 poems in a single file.

Soft word count <7500.

Soft word count is <7500 words.

Currently reading for issue 1.4 "Immortals" (1 Oct. 2018) and issue 2.1 "unthemed" (1 Jan. 2019).

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

Currently reading for issue 1.4 "Immortals" (1 Oct. 2018) and issue 2.1 "unthemed" (1 Jan. 2019).

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

Currently reading for issue 1.4 "Immortals" (1 Oct. 2018) and issue 2.1 "unthemed" (1 Jan. 2019).

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

Currently reading for issue 1.4 "Immortals" (1 Oct. 2018) and issue 2.1 "unthemed" (1 Jan. 2019).

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

Coffin Bell Journal