We accept fiction submissions in any genre so long as they adhere to our Golden Rule: every submission must feature a crime, or be related to crime in some way. All those who submit, whether successful or unsuccessful, will receive a response. Currently we are NOT accepting previously published pieces. We DO accept simultaneous submissions: however, please notify us if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
Please ensure all submissions are sent in .docx or .doc format. If you are submitting more than one piece, please attach each one as its own file. Submissions should be double spaced and printed in an easily legible size 12 font (e.g. Arial or Times New Roman). To submit, email your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Malefaction Magazine we believe in paying people for their work. We plan to offer £20/€22 per short story; £15/€17 per flash fiction; and £10/€11 per poem. However, our ability to pay contributors and publish a physical copy of the magazine is dependent on the outcome of our Kickstarter campaign, which will go live in February 2020.
We accept short stories of up to 2,000 words. You may submit up to two short stories at once.
We accept flash fiction pieces of up to 750 words. You may submit up to three flash fiction pieces at once.
We accept poetry in all forms. You may submit up to five poems at once.