Unnerving Magazine accepts short story submissions of horror and suspense. Generally leaning toward horror.

Sex, gore and violence are welcome in moderation. Action over emotion, every time.

Please no hard science fiction, sword and sorcery fantasy, romance, humor that isn’t sinister or literary works that venture so far into experimental that they become nonsense, no cop dramas unless hard boiled gumshoe, no fan fiction, no war stories, no stories where rape is the lead character's motivator, and no blatant rip-offs. No Lovecraft characters, locations, or wording.

Payment is 3¢/word for original fiction, 1¢/word reprint fiction, and $0.20 line for original poetry.

I ask for three months exclusivity from publication date and non-exclusive print-on-demand rights for five years.

Submit only one reprint and one original at a time, and no more. Submit in .docx or .doc. Double-spaced. No tabs. No extra spaces after periods. Please use common sense when formatting. Everything hard on the eyes will be rejected automatically. Give publication history of story if reprint.

Allow for up to 6 months to hear back before querying.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome (which means submitting to other publications, not sending me every story you've ever written).

Submit up to one original and one reprint. 

Payment by PayPal only within 30 days of publication.

If accepted, wait six issues to submit again. If rejected, try again if you feel like it.

Eddie Generous is the editor and makes all publishing decisions. 

Only stories from 1300-8,000 words will be considered. (FIRM! DO! NOT! ASK! TO! SUBMIT! OTHER! LENGTHS!)

Poetry minimum 12 lines and maximum 100 lines.

Send submissions to: .


In the subject line state something like: NAME/TITLE/LENGTH/ORIGINAL or REPRINT or POETRY.