Call for Submissions!

We are looking for original Gothic pieces of fiction to publish in our new anthology, Spectral Visions: Grim Fairy Tales. Our previous anthology is on sale on Amazon right now.

The theme is Gothic fairy tales. They can be horrifying, they can be terrifying, as long as they’re original. We are not accepting science fiction or erotica at this time, and will not publish gratuitous gore.

Submissions should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, typed in Times New Roman 12 point font and submitted as a word document with 0.5 margins. Poetry should be no more than 30 lines. PDF files etc. will not be accepted. Please note that we ask you not to use headers or footers for anything other than page numbers, and we ask you not to use section breaks. Page breaks are fine.

Submissions should also be accompanied by story title, your name, your website (if you have one), word count and a short bio of no more than 100 words.

Works submitted cannot be published elsewhere, either online or in print.

The deadline for submissions is 31st January 2015. Please email your submission to Colin Younger at The anthology will be published later in the year. If you have any questions, please contact Colin Younger.

If accepted you are giving Spectral Visions Press:

  1. The right to publish and republish the story in or in connection with Spectral Visions Press, including electronic or hard copy form, including in promotional material or compilations – provided that authorial credit is given in every instance of reproduction.
  2. The right to include your work in an anthology or collection which may retail through or similar outlets.

After your story appears in a Spectral Visions publication you are free to republish your piece elsewhere as long as you communicate to potential buyers that they are buying your story as a non-exclusive piece.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About spectralvisions

Spectral Visions is an annual Gothic conference hosted by the University of Sunderland. It explores the dark, the decadent and the terrifying aspects of Gothic literature and language. This blog is a student-run initiative, where Visionaries showcase their creative talents and learning in short stories, poems and essays on the Gothic. You can follow us on Twitter at @spectralvisi0ns or like us on Facebook at
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