Reading, watching, and writing about the entirety of Stephen King's Multiverse is awfully hard work for one human bean, so if you love Stevie and want to contribute, fill out the form and tell us what you'd like to write about. We all float down here.
How to Send Us Your Work: We accept submissions only through the form below or email. We do not accept submissions through postal services. You may send us manuscripts for the following submission categories:
Horror fiction or poetry
Horror novel reviews
Horror film reviews
Longform essays about Stephen King or the horror genre in general
Your manuscript must be in one of the following file forms: .doc, .docx, or .pdf. If you have a completed manuscript, send to BLKSTG@blackstag.xyz. For idea pitches, complete the form below.
Technical Difficulties: If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please Contact Us.
Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.
Timing: Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round.
Simultaneous Submissions: We accept multiple submissions, since we feel that it’s unreasonable to expect writers to give a magazine an exclusive look at a work unless the magazine can respond within two to three weeks. We want writers to have every possible opportunity for success, so we’re willing to risk losing a story we want when someone at another magazine may have done their reading before we have, and in that case we’ll be sorry to lose the piece but happy for the writer.
Response Time: Our response time varies from four to twelve weeks.
Payment to Authors: Constant Readers is strongly committed to supporting our authors’ work. Our current rates for work are as follows: $10 for a published work plus a choice of something from the Constant Readers store.
Word Count Guidelines:
HORROR FICTION manuscripts must be between 500 and no more than 4,000 words.
POETRY submissions may contain up to five poems. The poems should be contained in a single file. Your submission should give a strong sense of your style and range. We accept submissions of all poetic forms and genres but do not accept translations.
LONGFORM ESSAY submissions must be between 1,000 and 5,000 words.