NIGHTMARE

Nightmare is a horror & dark fantasy magazine edited by Wendy N. Wagner.

We try to open our doors to unsolicited submissions twice a year (usually in September and March). We are currently closed. See below for the dates of our next reading period.

The following submission types are temporarily closed:

BIPOC-Only | Short Story

HORROR / DARK FANTASY An original, unpublished story (1500-7500 words) Open only to writers who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color). ⭐ Special Submission Period ⭐

Currently Closed to Submissions

BIPOC-Only | Flash Fiction

HORROR / DARK FANTASY Original Flash Fiction (up to 1500 words) Open only to writers who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color). ⭐ Special Submission Period ⭐

Currently Closed to Submissions

BIPOC-Only | Poetry

HORROR / DARK FANTASY Original Poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) Open only to writers who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color). ⭐ Special Submission Period ⭐

Currently Closed to Submissions

BIPOC-Only | Creative Non-Fiction

HORROR / DARK FANTASY Creative Nonfiction (up to 1000 words) Open only to writers who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color). ⭐ Special Submission Period ⭐

Currently Closed to Submissions

Short Story

HORROR / DARK FANTASY An original, unpublished story (1500-7500 words) Open to all writers. → → Open Submission Period ← ←

Currently Closed to Submissions

Flash Fiction

HORROR / DARK FANTASY Original Flash Fiction (up to 1500 words) Open to all writers. → → Open Submission Period ← ←

Currently Closed to Submissions

Poetry

HORROR / DARK FANTASY Original Poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) Open to all writers. → → Open Submission Period ← ←

Currently Closed to Submissions

Creative Non-Fiction

HORROR / DARK FANTASY Creative Nonfiction (up to 1000 words) Open to all writers. → → Open Submission Period ← ←

Currently Closed to Submissions