Diabolical Plots submission guidelines and market information

Diabolical Plots



Diabolical Plots

Submission Address

Submissions are accepted at https://submissions.diabolicalplots.com

Submitting Your Work to Diabolical Plots

Before submitting to Diabolical Plots

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 Diabolical Plots by reading a sample issue before submitting.

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From the Diabolical Plots guidelines:

Speculative fiction–science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Everything should have a speculative element–that includes horror. Feel free to mix in other genres at will–a fantasy mystery or a science fiction romance.

And yes, we really mean it has to have a speculative element. If you submit a serial killer story with only mundane elements, even though that could be a horror story it’s not a speculative horror story and it will be rejected regardless of quality.

Things that we tend to really like:
Weird fiction
Sense of wonder
Strong character and plot arcs
Strong worldbuilding, hinting at more to see around the edges of the story
Philosophical food-for-thought
Straightforward, easily readable style
Religion, where the story does not try to convert the reader, nor does the story demonize religion
Platonic friendship between men and women

Submission Guidelines Details for Diabolical Plots

Market Type: Magazine, Professional Market

Accepts: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Web Address: www.diabolicalplots.com

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