NIGHTMARE

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

We are currently closed to submissions. 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HORROR / DARK FANTASY An original, unpublished story (1500-7500 words) Open only to writers who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color).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

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:59 AM (UTC)

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

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:59 AM (UTC)

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

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:59 AM (UTC)

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

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:59 AM (UTC)

Short Story

HORROR / DARK FANTASY An original, unpublished story (1500-7500 words) Open to all writers.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

Currently Closed to Submissions

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:59 AM (UTC)

Flash Fiction

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

Currently Closed to Submissions

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:59 AM (UTC)

Poetry

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

Currently Closed to Submissions

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:59 AM (UTC)

Creative Non-Fiction

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

Currently Closed to Submissions

Opens to Submissions on Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:00 AM (UTC)
Closes to Submissions on Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:59 AM (UTC)