Current Submission Calls and Guidelines

General Guideline Info:

We started as a theme anthology publisher where all the monies went to charity. Currently, we are still publishing nigh daily graphic art/horror news, podcasts, and reviews on the website (www.hauntedmtl.com) (and with pay!). We also publish horror novels, graphic novels, and occult non-fiction (read on for that submission page!). HauntedMTL.com (@hauntedmtl) is the location for the daily horror feed, including HauntedMTL Originals of art/fiction. If you have a horror short story, be on the lookout for our anthology calls!

What we are looking for is ‘interesting’ and ‘I need to see that again’ and ‘Jesus, that gave me a nightmare…’ Please note that this is not an offer to have stories about kittens in a blender or anything. We want submissions that are strong, punk, dark, humorous, and just strange enough to be true. If you have that story that other people wouldn’t touch with a 15-foot pole then send it over! Just make sure it’s worth the email postage before doing so.

If you want to submit your story or graphic work, please use this rather cool Submittable form. Please note that we send regular mailing lists out to everyone who submits—and we always allow an option to get off that list. However, submitting here also means you consent to being put on the list (until you tell us otherwise!). Note: All submissions must be done via Submittable (click here for the full Submittable page).

Current Calls!

Queer as Hell (LGBTQ charity anthology)

Queer as Hell – a HauntedMTL LGBTQ charity anthology 

Following up on our 101 Proof Horror anthology (thank you for the smash hit!), we are Proud to announce our Queer as Hell anthology. We want LGBTQ writers and themes. Are you an LGBTQ horror writer? Maybe your horror work has Queer themes (looking at you, Nightmare on Elm Street!), then this is the submission call for you! 

We are looking for: 

  • Flash Fiction 
  • Short Story (sub 8,000 words)

Everything has to be original (NO LYRICS that aren’t yours—seriously, nothing copyrighted) and from your head only. You must be of the legal age to submit and agree to our terms. There is no payment to authors for this project but know that you are going for a good cause as part of the sales will go to LGBTQ charities.

To increase your chances of getting accepted: 

  1. Say Hi in your query letter to us (aka don’t be rude)
  2. Tell us what the story is about – the art of the logline isn’t dead!
  3. The story – or – author must identify with LBGTQ
  4. Love horror

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Byte Sized Horror! – Prompt 1 – (Children Lit/Young Adult authors)

Submission Call for Byte Sized Horror! – Prompt 1 – (Children Lit/Young Adult authors)

Hey everyone!

Do you love horror? Do you love to create a new world and express yourself in writing? If so—read on!
We are looking for new and upcoming writers (18 and under—but you must have your parent’s permission!) of all backgrounds to be part of our Byte Sized Horror flash fiction roundup! 

The premise is simple—we will provide a new writing prompt and select the top entry to include in our Byte Sized Horror podcast. We will read the winning story on our podcast and the winner will receive a cool bit of HauntedMTL swag so you can boast to your friends that you’re a published author!


There might be only 1 winner per prompt, but we will give everyone who enters full feedback from our chief editor. 

The current prompt:

What if your parents weren’t your parents? What if something else replaced them?


The quick rules:
1) You MUST get your parents’/guardians’ permission!
2) You can enter for as many prompts as you want, but please only one entry per prompt.
3) The submission has to be 800 words or fewer!
4) You promise that everything you submitted is your own original work (that means no song lyrics or poems or lines from a movie unless you wrote the movie!).
5) You give us permission to use your story on our podcast.


All winners will receive a choice of a virtual bit of HauntedMTL swag or something byte sized sent to your address—remember you need your parents’ permission for this!
Good luck to all who enter and we hope to see you see!

Signed,

Nicole and Jim, the co-hosts of the original creative horror story podcast made for kids.

Note to Parents: Although this podcast is kid friendly, the full HauntedMTL website is not! Please review everything before you agree to the terms of submission. 🙂

Ends on June 16, 2021

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Wanted: Horror Reviewers for HauntedMTL.com

Wanted: Horror Reviewers for HauntedMTL.com

Did you ever close your eyes but kept peeking anyways? Have bad dreams about a movie that haunted you–and still watched the sequels? 

We are looking for horror reviewers for Movies, TV, Games (Video and Other), and books. If it drips, sucks, or oozes blood—we want to cover it.

This is a blog post (straightforward style to learn) that will be 100% original content driven with use of credited cover work (e.g., a movie poster/book cover, etc). This position pays $2 a post and each post should be between 300 to 400 words.

HauntedMTL is a vocal and active horror family who supports underrepresented voices including POC, BLM, LBGTQ voices in horror (and just in general). If you don’t vibe with this—please skip us over (plenty of other cool places for you to apply but we might not be your cuppa).

If you are interested, please send us a sample of your writing (on topic). 

Good luck 🙂