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The Crow's Quill is an online literary magazine, brought to you by Damon Barret Roe and the rest of Quill & Crow Publishing House's editorial team, that boasts stories horrific, dark, and defiantly macabre. 

Are you a writer? 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 Please only submit one previously unpublished story per month.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 be sure to send in your best work; all submissions are final. Do not send us unrequested re-writes after your initial submission.

 

We are looking for a total of 4-8 stories per month, so please get your submission in as soon as possible. We are offering $20 per short story.

 

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.


 

 

 

Poetry Submissions Requirements

 

Note: Poetry submissions close on the 20th of each month, 10 days after the story submissions close.

 

Submissions will be read in the order they are received. Please only submit one previously unpublished poem per month.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 two poems per month, so please get your submissions in as soon as possible. We are offering $10 per poem.

 

Please attach your 50 word minimum (maximum of 20 lines) poem to an email with a brief query, including its title (if applicable). 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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January

Snowed In

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

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February

Tragic Fates

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:

January 10th

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March

Covens

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:

February 10th

Forest Scene
April

Wicked Fae

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:

March 10th

Scary Mansion
May

Haunted Houses

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 

April 10th

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