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 3.1 (unthemed; general submissions; going live 1/1/2020),  issue 3.2 "Philia / Phobia" (going live 4/1/2020), and issue 3.3 (unthemed; general submissions; going live 7/1/2020).

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 submissions in this category will receive feedback from three editors on each piece, whether accepted or declined.

Submit 1-5 flashes in a single file. Please specify if you are submitting for a specific issue. All submissions in the feedback category will be considered for publication.

All submissions in this category will receive feedback from three editors on each piece, whether accepted or declined.
Please specify if you are submitting for a specific issue. All submissions in the feedback category will be considered for publication.

All submissions in this category will receive feedback from three editors on each piece, whether accepted or declined.
Submit 1-5 poems in a single file. Please specify if you are submitting for a specific issue. All submissions in the feedback category will be considered for publication.

All submissions in this category will receive feedback from three editors on each piece, whether accepted or declined.
Please specify if you are submitting for a specific issue. All submissions in the feedback category will be considered for publication.

Submit 1-5 flashes in a single file
Submit 1-5 flashes in a single file

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 up to five poems in a single file.

Please attach up to five poems in a single file.

Attach 1-5 poems in a single file.

Attach 1-5 poems in a single file.

Please attach one short story up to 7500 words.

Please attach one short story up to 7500 words.

Soft word count is <7500 words.

Soft word count is <7500 words.

 Soft word count <7500. 

Soft word count <7500.

Soft word count <7500.

Soft word count >7500 words.

 Soft word count <7500. 

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.

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 use this form for all art submissions.

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.


Please use this form for all art submissions.
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.

Please use this form for all art submissions.
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.

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