Magazine Submission Guidelines

What we are looking for

Welcome Storycrafters to our quarterly eMagazine! In this issue we look to explore horror and gore in literature. We need three uniquely fresh short stories. Our final three choices will be across the spectrum of gore as laid out by Stephen King in his 3 types of horror. Please take a look at these three choices below and be sure your pitch submission falls within one of them.


1) Spotless horror (psychological only, no blood!)

2) Accessible gore (both psychological and blood elements)

3) Slasher (if you don’t know what this is, google it)


However something you must keep in mind. It is a standard requirement that all stories must leave the reader with something. A thought. An impression. What you leave with the reader must be worth the cost of what you extracted. We want to see examples of gore which is both artful and meaningful. Show us how to bleed right.


NO dead children
NO violence toward the innocent for the purpose of entertainment
NO erotica or rape (There is absolutely a place for these in literature, but we don’t want to deal with these weighted topics in conjunction with gore at this time.)

Submission Guidelines

Submit before: July 15th, 2021 @ 12pm
Send your pitch to:
Submission Subject line: HORROR VS HEMOPHOBIA_Pitch Title
Attachment types accepted: Word or PDF
File Name: HORROR VS HEMOPHOBIA_Author Name_Pitch Title
Format: Use standard letter format with all text aligned left.

The below information is required:
1. Contact Information (name, number, email, and mailing address)
2. Date
3. Greeting (Salutation)
4. Which of Stephen King’s 3 types of horror your pitch falls under
5. Body of Letter – This is your story pitch, make it count! And don’t leave out how it ends!
6. Closing
7. Typed Signature

Pitches which do not follow the above format will not be reviewed for publication.

Pitch Party

Anticipated Date April 15th, May 15th, and tentatively on March 15th.

Once all pitches have been submitted Mythulu will invite all who submitted to attend a Mythulu Pitch Party where we will announce those who were chosen for this issue and give guidelines, submission dates, and tips for writing your short story. We look forward to working with you!

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