Shock Totem is currently OPEN for submissions. 

Please choose the proper category from the list below when submitting. Please note that you may upload up to three poetry submissions at a time, separate or combined, but we do not accept multiple submissions of fiction, or any combination of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Please follow our guidelines, which can be found at http://www.shocktotem.com/guidelines. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will be deleted.

All submissions are responded to via e-mail. Sometimes, as happens with e-mail, something goes wrong and the e-mail does not arrive. If you have not heard from us within 90 days, you can query us, but you can also check the status of your submission by signing into your Submittable account. 

Sincerely, 

The Shock Totem Team

Ends on May 31, 2019

Please choose this category for fiction submissions over 1,000 words and up to 5,000 words in length. Please note that we will consider longer pieces, up to 12,000 words,  but we will only pay up to 5,000 words ($250).

Please make sure your submission falls withing the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc. Stories must have a clear horror element.

Ends on May 31, 2019

Please choose this category for fiction submissions between 200 and 1,000 words in length.

Please make sure your submission falls withing the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc. Stories must have a clear horror element.

Ends on May 31, 2019

Please choose this category for fiction submissions that are 200 words or less in length.

Please make sure your submission falls withing the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc. Stories must have a clear horror element.

Ends on May 31, 2019

We're interested in dark poetry on a limited basis. Submit no more than three poems at a time, separate or in one file.

Please make sure your submission falls within the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc. Poems must have a clear horror element.

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