The Ones To Look Out For…


We are THE QUIET ONES – a tri-annual queer-centered horror and dystopian fiction magazine dedicated to atmospheric terror and psychological frights for adults and young adults.

…and we’re not just about the scares. Here, we value inclusivity, respect, creativity, authenticity, and bravery, and the stories we publish reflect these core values. Our goal with every issue is to amplify queer and female voices through both the new and emerging authors we seek and the narratives that claw their way onto our pages. We have interviews and craft essays for you to enjoy as well!

We want to share stories that give us goosebumps, pull us over the edge of our seats, make us cower under our bedsheets with only our phone screens to light the pages, but we also cherish the stories that bring us to tears, make us laugh, and give us hope.

If you craft short fiction, micro-fiction, and poetry, we want your late-night tales. At THE QUIET ONES, we welcome genre stories that are quiet reflections of the human condition as well as the scene-chewing word experiments that rock our heart rates. 

Yes, we encourage experimentation with genre and form. Give us your queer monster girlfriends, your dystopian satires, your post-apocalyptic love stories, and your traditional ghost horror. However, we are not the best fit for stories that rely on extreme blood and gore, graphic violence, or cruelty to animals.

Our Submissions Are Now OPEN for FEBRUARY 2022!

Please visit our Submission Calls page to review our guidelines and current open calls.