Submission policy

Real American Goth

Deadman’s Tome is announcing an open call for short story (4000-5000~ words) and flash fiction (1000~ words) submissions. Please read the guidelines.

Content and Genre:

Gothic stories with deep atmosphere + hardcore splatter punk


Your story should adhere to industry standard formatting.

Limitations and Restrictions:

No creative limitations. These stories can be as brutal and as transgressive as you like.

Response Time:

a week from receiving submission.



Where is the story going?

Selected stories will be read on The Deadman Horror Show and published in paperback and ebook form afterwards. In October, the stories will be read leading up to Halloween. In November, the stories will be formatted and compiled for ebook and paperback.

How to submit

Send submissions attached in email to


November 1st


  1. I have a number of short stories that could possibly be considered horror.. I could send you one to look at if you’d like?

    1. Hi, Mr. Deadman. Just wondering if you received my submission back in December? Never got confirmation. Cheers,

      1. Take that as a no then? Noticing replies to everyone but mine. All good. Cheers for the opportunity to sub.

  2. Hi,

    You mention flash fiction but list 4000 word approximate word count.

    Are you accepting shorter stories than this? That is, flash fiction?


  3. Seeing one of my alumni on here; I think he brought what he learned from being in The Ethereal Gazette with him. Mr. Deadman have you looked into Zahid Zaman or Alex Rivera? They would compliment your mag too — check David Wright from 2007 in this publication as you get to see him hold his own with Matthew S. Carroll and introduced Steven Morgan into the publication. You should try to tap this one for a submission. I will say this much of David, he’s the author who’s going to piss this bastard off. You should really had tapped Tom Kelly to do the artwork for this because he did my work justice.

  4. Pick up a copy of TRESPASS by Chris Miller, published with DEADMAN’S TOME. TRESPASS is an absolutely gripping read from the first chapter. It’s perfectly paced to keep the reader engaged. You won’t want to put the book down once you start reading it. Take a bow Mr. Chris Miller; I absolutely loved this book you wrote and DEADMAN’S TOME published. Good work by all parties.

  5. Sell comic strips.Originmals,classicval drawings.All genres.Wants?Are ghost games strip.Its named Jim.30 $ dollars each.Call me.Jam-es.

  6. Hello.Im James.May I send. its a. Imense ghist story humor strip?Its about my life,with fiction.Ghost memories stories.Best.Jim.

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