Submission Calls

Submissions to The Quiet Ones are now

We are presently accepting original work for our February 2022 issue.

  • Short Stories up to 3,000 words
  • Flash and Micro Fiction up to 1,000 words
  • Poetry

Author Compensation: $25.00 (USD) per piece

Rights: We request first worldwide and digital rights for four months following publication. Thereafter all rights revert to the author. All copyright remains with the author.

Cover Art Not Yet Final

Feb ’22 Theme: True Love Never Dies

Call Status: CLOSED

Publication: Digital Formats

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Release Date: February 24, 2022

Cover Art Not Yet Final

June ’22 Theme: TBA

Call Status: CLOSED

Publication: Digital Formats

Deadline: TBA

Release Date: June 30, 2022


For all open calls, submit your work by email to with the subject line formatted as such: “[Zine Publication Month/Year] [Story title] [Author name] [Age Range]” (ex.“February 2022 – The Sinkhole – David Fey – Adult”).

Please submit your work as an email attachment in .doc/.docx format.

Authors may submit up to two pieces per issue. We request that each piece be submitted via its own individual email. You are welcomed to interpret each issue’s theme however you like but keep in mind that your interpretation should be within the realms of quiet horror and/or intimate dystopia.

Ensure your document contains your story title, your name (or pen name), and an approximate word count. In the event that your story is selected for publication, we will need your legal name for the contract.

Please include a header on each page of your document with your surname, title and page number.

Your document should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt., with double line spacing and indented paragraphs (double line spacing does not apply to poetry).

We presently do NOT accept simultaneous submissions.

In case of acceptance, please also include a brief biography in the third person of approximately 75 words, including any personal social media links (such as a Twitter or personal website) that you’d like to share.

For a more detailed look at classic manuscript formatting, please refer to this article by WILLIAM SHUNN.