Coffin Bell

Coffin Bell Journal

Website

www.coffinbell.com

From the Editor

Dark times call for dark literature.

Coffin Bell is a quarterly online journal of dark literature seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction exploring dark themes. When we say “dark themes,” we don’t necessarily mean traditional horror. Send us your waking nightmares, dark CNF, dystopian flash, cursed verse. Surprise us. Make us think in a new way. Give us a new fear. Make our skin crawl.

We publish great dark literature, no matter who you are, what your publication history looks like, or where you went to school. We keep a mix of new, emerging, and established authors in our journal. We also do an interview series called “Thirteen Questions” with select contributors and publish those on our web site. We want to foster a relationship with the writers we publish, not just have the acceptance and publication be transactional and a one-time thing. We love our contributors, and have a Facebook group called Coffin Bell Coven, designated for contributors and friends of the journal, where we keep up with new publications, promotions, and news of past and current contributors so we can continue to promote their work in our Contributor Crypt. We also publish a monthly newsletter every thirteenth called “Lucky Thirteen,” featuring news and announcements, book spotlights, a serial story by our associate editor, and other eldritch ephemera.

We read submissions year-round, and at the end of the year we compile a print anthology of selected publications from that year. Contributors to the print anthology receive a complimentary copy. (All submissions are automatically considered for the print anthology.) We only accept online submissions through Submittable for poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction. We accept submissions of art via email, at coffinbelljournal@gmail.com.

Issue publication schedule is as follows:
Issue No. 1: January 1 (unthemed)
Issue No. 2: April 1 (themed)
Issue No. 3: July 1 (unthemed)
Issue No. 4: October 1 (themed)

Submissions

Dark times call for dark literature. Coffin Bell is a quarterly online journal of dark literature seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction exploring dark themes. When we say “dark themes,” we don’t necessarily mean traditional horror. Send us your waking nightmares, dark CNF, dystopian flash, cursed verse. Surprise us. Make us think in a new way. Give us a new fear. Make our skin crawl.

Flash (up to 1500 words)
Short Story (up to 7500 words)
Poetry (up to 5 in a single file)
CNF (any length)

Upcoming

Our print anthology for 2018, COFFIN BELL: ONE, is tentatively scheduled for release in late October. Watch the web site; pre-orders are opening soon. Stay tuned for news about the COFFIN BELL: ONE launch party, scheduled for late October.

Coffin Bell will be at the AWP Bookfair in Portland, Oregon this March of 2019! Be sure to stop by our table and say hello!

Information

Editors Name Tamara Burross Grisanti
Print publication? Yes
Circulation our first print anthology is not yet out
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL https://coffinbell.com/submit/
Approx. Response Time? 4-8 weeks
How often do you publish? quarterly
Year Founded? 2017
Do you pay? in contributor copies for the print anthology; online, no.

Contact

Twitter @coffin_bell
Mailing Address:
Coffin Bell Journal
ATTN: Tamara Burross Grisanti
1109 Orchard Park Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14224

Email coffinbelljournal@gmail.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/coffinbelljournal/

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