Shock Totem submission guidelines and market information

Shock Totem



Shock Totem Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Accepts electronic submissions only. See guidelines for details.

Editor: K. Allen Wood

Submitting Your Work to Shock Totem

Before submitting to Shock Totem

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 comfirming 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 Shock Totem by reading a sample issue before submitting.


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From the Shock Totem guidelines:

We’re not interested in hard science fiction, epic fantasy (swords and sorcery), splatterporn (blood and guts and little more), or clichéd plots. Clichéd themes are okay. We don’t mind stories about zombies or serial killers or vampires, but please make the overall piece unique. If the plot has been worked to death we will likely not consider it, no matter how well it is written. No fan fiction.

Submission Guidelines Details for Shock Totem

Market Type:Magazine, Professional Market

Contact: K. Allen Wood, Editor


Accepts: Horror, Dark Fantasy

Simultaneous Submissions: No

Multiple Submissions: No

Reprints: Yes; see guidelines for details.

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