Reading, watching, and writing about the entirety of Stephen King's Multiverse is awfully hard work for our team to handle, so if you love King and want to contribute, email us what you'd like to write about. Please see the submission guidelines below! We all float down here.
My name is Tate and I’m a horror junkie from the beautiful state of West Virginia. I am currently studying environmental and natural resource economics at West Virginia University and plan to graduate in the fall of ’21. Books have always been an escape for me and I’ve spent my life seeking out others who share this same passion. My favorite genres include horror (of course), western, and southern gothic. My all-time favorite book is Moby Dick (I realize this book doesn’t fit in any of the previously listed genres). Please feel free to join me on my reading quests by following me on insta @_constant_reader_19
Paul Workman is a husband, father, and avid film nerd who lives in Virginia. He dabbles in acting and directing. You can find him ramble on about film with his podcast and YouTube Channel "Drinking Age Movies", and on his Letterboxd account. Follow Drinking Age Movies on Facebook, or Paul on Instagram and Twitter at @fatherofthefear.
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 DerryPublicRadio@gmail.com with the Subject Line “Constant Readers Submission”.
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. The Constant Readers Editors reserve the right to fix minor spelling or grammatical errors if they do not effect the story design.
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.
Compensation: While we are happy to promote and share your works with our audience. We are sadly unable to offer compensation at this time. However any projects or websites you have can be promoted in your bio and will be shared on our social media along with your publication.
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.