Submission Criteria

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All Submissions

If your writing or artwork is chosen for publication, Eldritch Space Monster claims Worldwide first digital publication rights for three months, as well as first Worldwide print rights for one year from date of digital publication. By submitting, you agree to these terms.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please let us know if the piece is accepted elsewhere and we will remove your submission.

Past contributors are welcome to submit again.

We will not consider previously published work, whether online or in print. This includes your personal blog.

Published authors and artists are paid through Paypal. We cannot pay directly into bank accounts at this stage.


Flash fiction submissions are anything up to and including 500 words.

Short fiction submissions are between 500 and 3000 words. There is a little leeway past 3000 words, but don’t get carried away.

Submissions must be made in English. Every effort will be made during the editing stage to preserve the dialectical preference of the author. Whether you spell it ‘color’ or ‘colour’ is your business, as long as you’re consistent. We just want a good story.

Please include your name somewhere on the document.

Submit writing in .doc, .docx, or .odt formats.

Font size should be 10-12, and font should be Courier New, Times New Roman, Calibri or something similarly neutral. If you submit a story in Comic Sans it will be printed out and set alight and we will spend your submission fee on coffee.

Art and Illustrations

Eldritch Space Monster accepts artwork and illustrations based on the stories already published on its site. You may submit artwork and illustrations inspired by any story.

Final size of published artwork will be determined by the type of illustration, how it pairs with the story, and the illustration’s DPI.

Please do not submit Photoshop or Illustrator files.

Writer/Artist Collaborations

If you would like to submit your own illustrations with your writing, or you already have a collaborating partner who has illustrated your story, that’s great!

If you would like to submit something that doesn’t quite fit with any of the above criteria, please contact us to talk about what you’d like to do.

Feedback on submissions

Unfortunately, we cannot offer specific feedback on submissions. If we want to publish your work, we will email you personally.

If you do not hear back from us within two months of submitting, please contact us.

I look forward to your work.

– Jack