Fiction, illustration, discussion – interesting weirdness for all the senses. Well, almost.

Submissions

These are all guidelines. Don’t worry if you don’t follow them all religiously. If something is good enough and we like it, we will let you know, even if it’s written on toilet paper under suspicious circumstances.

Fiction

We’re interested in every genre and style, however Schlock is particularly partial to work that eschews traditional storytelling. Aside from strong works of narrative fiction, we’re open to striking memoir fragments, gonzo journalism, experimental poetry – any number of offerings that will delight, surprise and challenge our readers.

Word Count

This is up to you. The longer it is, the better you should make it.

Poetry

Poetry will be considered. There are no limits on length.

Reprints

We accept reprints. If you submit a reprint, let us know, and mention when and where it was previously published.

Artwork

Schlock Magazine is open to all types of art submissions, photos, collages, comics, original paintings, drawings, etc. Any art that can grace our covers, spice up our stories, or as standalone stories. Color or B&W is fine.

Send your samples as scanned images at high resolution (300dpi). You can send multiple pages.

Payment

Schlock Magazine is a non-paying market. We’re an open venue for aspiring writers, artists, and other creative people.

Rights

If we publish your piece you will be giving us First Electronic Publishing Rights. Keep in mind that most magazines might not publish work that has already been published on the web. (Each magazine is different so make sure to check their guidelines). This means that if we publish your work, it can only be marketed as a reprint, which limits the number of markets that will accept it, and reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work on our web site, giving up your First Publishing Rights for no payment other than exposure, is really what you want to do.

How to submit

E-mail all submissions to schlocksubs <at> gmail <dot> com. We do not accept submissions via snail mail. The subject header should include the word SUBMISSION and the title of your story/poem/text. It makes it easier for us to keep track of things that way.

Language

We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world but all stories must be in English.

Files

Submissions should be attached as RTF, DOC, or DOCX. Please do not paste them in the body of your email.

Format

All submissions should be easy to read. We are human, we like our eyes. Don’t use strange or small fonts. Thanks.

Final Important Note

Please include your contact details, including email. We will contact you via email about your submission.

2 Responses to “Submissions”

  1. Samuel Marolla

    Hi! I’m Samuel Marolla, an Italian horror writer. I would like to submit for Schlock Magazine one of my horror short tales contained in my collection “Black Tea and Other Tales” by Acheron Books. One of the three short tales (“Black Tea”) has been recently acquired by Apex for the new Book of World 4. In 2013 I was the first Italian author to participate in Bram Stoker Award and in 2014 I received a Honorable Mention by Ellen Datlow. If you are interested in receiving my collecton and reading the two tales, I will be very glad to share with you a digital copy! Thanks a lot! Samuel Marolla

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    • Schlock Magazine

      Hi Samuel – thanks for writing. Please send the stories to schlocksubs [at] gmail.com. Thanks!

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