I will close to submissions effective April 10, 2017. Meantime I will consider the submissions I’ve gotten and respond accordingly. I’ve gotten quite a few great reads for issues 32 and 33. I stay open for limited periods so that I don’t run into an overflow and have people wait years to see their work in print. Thank you for your interest and support ~ Barbara of the Balloons
Submissions are tight, but I can be persuaded if you’ve got a great tale to tell. I am looking for dark fantasy, new versions of the vampire, zombie, and mummy. Think of a mummy that drinks blood, or a creative twist on the zombie. I’m also interested in poetry that has the dark fantasy motif. I am actively seeking reviews on books related to science fiction, horror, and fantasy; also crime and adventure.
Encouraged: a tale or poem that makes me afraid to turn out the lights. Your action and conflict should start from page one. I also enjoy a good book or movie review.
Discouraged: gratuitous love scenes and using any god’s name in vain. This goes especially for the magazine. Manuscripts should be double-spaced on Courier Times, or Times New Roman. I prefer word counts less than 5,000, but will consider longer lengths for serialization. If you’re unsure, query before sending. Since the mail runs slow, I prefer email submissions in RTF (as attachments). I may consider science fiction if it’s got dark overtones. As for the novels, I print SF, thriller, and fantasy. I am currently closed to submissions for the novels.
Artwork should be submitted in black and white, 8 x 11 or smaller in a form easy to scan or photocopy. Payment: $5.00 per fiction tale plus one contributor’s copy; $2.50 per poem and flash fiction (1.5K or less); $25.00 for cover art; contributor copy for reviews and interior art.
Send submissions and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Night to Dawn in the subject line. This way, if your email lands in the spam filter, I can get to it easily. If you change your address or have any issue with mail, let me know ASAP. I do not wish to assume responsibility for lost mail.
My mailing address is:
Barbara Custer, Editor / Publisher
P. O. Box 643
Abington, PA 19001