Dark Doorways Press Submission Guidelines

We are currently closed to submissions

    Submission Guidelines: Dark Doorways Press accepts queries and submissions for speculative fiction with darker elements: horror, dark fantasy, supernatural suspense/thriller, and straight up weird.

    We do not publish children’s books, but will consider picture books with creepy elements and themes. We will consider poetry collections if the poems are creepy, like Edgar Allen Poe.

    Submission Checklist: We only accept manuscripts in Microsoft Word and will only read them if formatted properly per our formatting checklist below.

    Include the following:

    • First five chapters (up to 50 pages)
    • 500 word synopsis
    • One-page query letter. 

    Formatting checklist:

    • Microsoft Word (either .doc or .docx)
    • Times New Roman, 12 pt font
    • 1″ margins
    • Double spaced
    • The header must include the title/author name/page number.

    How to submit:

    We are currently closed to submissions.