Dark Horizons submission guidelines and market information

Dark Horizons



Dark Horizons Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Email Fiction To: bfshorizons@britishfantasysociety.org

Email Poetry To: poetry@britishfantasysociety.org

Fiction editor: Shona Kinsella

Poetry editor: Ian Hunter

Submitting Your Work to Dark Horizons

Before submitting to Dark Horizons

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Dark Horizons by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Dark Horizons or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Dark Horizons guidelines:

Fiction: We’re mainly looking for stories of up to 5000 words, but will consider more. Authors don’t have to be British, although it would be great if stories have a thread linking it to these isles. Our definition of ‘fantasy’ is broad, encapsulating weird fiction, swords and sorcery, science fiction and all varieties of horror.

Poetry: Any form will be accepted with a maximum length of 36 lines. To be honest, rhyming poetry in iambic pentameters will be a hard sell. However, it would be good to see sonnets, Villanelles or the odd Rondeau, or any other form you care to tackle. Tip: Before submitting, read your poem out loud. Does it work? Check the metre. Does it scan? Look at your line lengths. Lengthy poems or sagas will be considered, but should follow instead the submission guidelines given above for fiction. Unlike fiction and non-fiction, poems should be included in the body of the email, not sent as an attachment.

Submission Guidelines Details for Dark Horizons

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Fantasy, Poetry

Web Address: www.britishfantasysociety.org.uk

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Updated March 11, 2021