Submissions

Welcome to the submission guidelines page.  Here you will find out how to submit a short story or maybe a manuscript to us.

First if you are interested in submitting a short story here are the rules (cause everything has a rule).

  1. Email all stories to stories@suspensemagazine.com
  2. All stories need to be in the body of your email, we don’t open attachments.
  3. All stories need to be 5000 words or less. If your story is a little over, email us first to let us know and give us a quick synopsis of your story to see if we are interested.
  4. We will not accept any stories that are sexually graphic in nature, descriptive violence against children or sexually violent in nature. Any stories that have these elements we will delete.
  5. Because of the volume of stories we receive we can’t answer everyone back. We will only contact those who we have accepted for publication in the magazine. This can take up to nine months.
  6. Any story that is submitted is subject to possible publication in the magazine and / or on the website. We do not retain any further rights than those.
  7. We do accept simultaneous submissions and stories that have already been published in another magazine or website, just please let us know when you submit.
  8. If you don’t see your answer here, email us since we can’t think of everything.

 

Rules for submitting for possible publication by Suspense Publishing.

  1. We publish stories in the suspense, thriller, mystery and horror genre.
  2. We don’t publish novellas, so any manuscript needs to be full length of at least 60,000 words.
  3. All submissions must be submitted via email to books@suspensemagazine.com.
  4. We do not want to see your entire book first. When you first submit include a synopsis of your book and a short bio. We will then decide how much further we would like to go. (Please make sure your synopsis is very detailed.)
  5. We will not publish any book that contain: Sexually graphic in nature. Graphic violence against children. Sexually graphic violence.
  6. If you have any questions, you can email us before you submit anything and we will get back with you.
  7. Please do not submit any unsolicited manuscripts to our address, they will not be opened.

 

Hopefully this covers it all, but if not let us know.  Thanks.