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CQ Magazine is an online literary magazine boasting stories horrific, dark, and defiantly macabre. 

Join Us!

We are looking for short stories that fall under different monthly themes.

Submissions Requirements

Submissions will be read in the order they are received. Please only submit one previously unpublished story per month. You will receive notification within one week of your chosen month's submission end date. Please send to the correct email.

We are looking for a total of 5-7 stories per month, so please get your submissions in as soon as possible. Payment amounts remain in flux, and as such, will be offered upon acceptance of submission.  


Please attach your 1500-2000 word story in .docx format (12 pt Times/double spaced) to an email with a brief query. Please specify which month/theme you are submitting for.

*Please include a trigger warning in your submissions email for any instances of child/animal death/abuse.

MONTHLY THEMES

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October

The Cryptkeepers

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

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November

Toy Box

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: October 10th

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December

Midwinter Despair

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: November 10th

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January

Snowed In

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:

December 10th

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February

Covens

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:

January 10th

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March

Ruinous Gods

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:

February 10th