country dark submissions are open
short stories (≤10k) and novellas (≤40k) for our debut anthology
In the Country Dark
Provoke and inspire our readers with themes of resistance, subversion, and achievement despite odds or adversity. We do not balk at loose or ambiguous endings—just mind the journey be worthwhile.
Before submission or query, consider your manuscript in context of the Bechdel test, DeConnick’s “Sexy Lamp Test,” and related metrics of representation. It matters.
Our interests are fiction/sf/fantasy/horror and interpretations thereof. We are not looking for YA at this time. For other submission types, beam to the mothership: codhill.com.
Authors from marginalized communitiesare especially encouraged to submit works for consideration (writers of any race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or cultural group, physical or mental ability).
Please query with a short description of the work and a brief author bio to moshe(at)codhill(dot)com in .doc or .rtf format.
Please limit submissions to a single work. If you have submitted the work to another publication, be a friend and let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere!
You're welcome to submit via snail-mail (if you would like a mailed reply, please include a SASE, though we cannot return manuscript copies):
editor, country dark
PO Box 1012
New Paltz, NY 12561
contact us with any questions or suggestions