Black Static is always open to unsolicited submissions of new dark/horror stories up to a maximum of 10,000 words.

It is strongly recommended that you study the magazine. Being familiar with what we publish will obviously greatly improve your chances of acceptance.

Your attached story should be in standard MS format (double spaced, good margins, contact details, approximate word count and page numbers).

There's no need to spend too long on a cover letter, just introduce yourself and tell us of any relevant credits you have.

Please don't send us a submission that is being considered elsewhere or anything that's been published before.

Please have only one Black Static submission under consideration at any one time.

Don't be offended by a form rejection. Even a form rejection means what it says: send the rejected story somewhere else and try us with something new. Don’t submit a rejected story to another of our magazines though, as we will already have considered that option.
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