EDIT: Submissions are currently closed. Please keep an eye on our submissions page or Facebook or @turntoashmedia on Twitter to see when we will be open to submissions once again. Cheers.
Turn To Ash is a horror fiction zine. I’m looking for submissions of short fiction and black and white artwork. I’ll also publish relevant essays and interviews.
I’ll be paying one cent a word for either fiction or non-fiction, and $35-$50 per piece for artwork. For fiction, I’d prefer things in the 3k-5k word territory, but I’m flexible either way. Original stories and reprints are both welcome. The zine will be professionally printed and either perfect bound or saddle-stitched.
I’m not going to pitch a theme this time around, so send me whatever. I cast a pretty wide net on what I consider horror. Two of the most horrifying books I’ve ever read are Every Man Dies Alone and Knockemstiff. My favorite stories that are firmly in the genre tend to be quiet horror and capital “W” Weird, but I also enjoy splatterpunk and lots of stuff in between. Send submissions to turntoashmedia at gmail.com. For text submissions, I would prefer to receive .doc files in Shunn Manuscript Format. Artwork subs can be made in whatever file format works best for the artist. If we agree on printing your artwork in Turn To Ash, we’ll work out the best way to get print-ready files into my hands. All submissions can be addressed to “Ben”, “Benjamin”, “Editor”, or “hey, you”.
I’d like to start putting issues out in the summer or fall of 2016. I’ll start posting updates to the Turn To Ash Facebook (www.facebook.com/turntoashmedia) and WordPress pages as I get submissions, and the ball starts rolling. Big thanks to Julian Dassai for the logo.
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How do you submit?
I edited the original post a bit for clarification. If you have any questions, write me at turntoashmedia at gmail.com.
Are there any guidelines or theme for the artwork?
Only that it is black and white. I will consider anything that is dark and/or weird and/or strange for the first issue. Future issues will have more attuned foci. Thanks for the question!
I have multiple short stories I’ve penned for a challenge called #BlogBattle. (You could sample by exploring my website. Try a search for #BlogBattle.)
They have only seen limited audiences, and are around 1000-words or less. Varying degrees of horror. Would you have an interest in considering such short works?
Surely! Pick your two favorites and send them to turntoashmedia at gmail.com. I will also say, cryptically as possible, that Vol.2’s theme will lend itself to shorter works.
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As most of my current shorts are 1000 or less, I think Vol2 would be better; depending on prospective theme.
How do we submit? I couldn’t find any instructions, sites, etc. to do so.
It’s in that middle paragraph.
“Send submissions to turntoashmedia at gmail.com. For text submissions, I would prefer to receive .doc files in Shunn Manuscript Format”
Please write to the above gmail address if you have any questions. The email address is written out longhand to keep the spam bots at bay.
Hi, I have two short stories that would fit the bill and word count. Do you allow multiple submissions or only one?
Hey, Mike. Sorry it’s not reflected in this post, but we are currently closed for submissions. Please check out turntoash.com/submissions or facebook.com/turntoashmedia for updates on when we will be open again. I will edit this post in case anyone else gets sent directly here. Cheers.