Ergot Magazine is Open to Contributors/ How to Submit (Payment: $25)

Are you a writer of experimental horror fiction? Ergot Magazine seeks to publish your writings.

Ergot. is a literary website interested in furthering the innovative and experimental tradition in horror. They seek previously unpublished fiction and hybrid work under 10k words (including excerpts and work in translation) that push out the boundary of what literary horror is and what it might become. 

Ergot Magazine Experimental Writing Definition

They are far less interested in “Experimental” work (attempting to display the author‘s brilliance through references, tricks or gimmicks) than experimental work (that seeks to push out the boundaries of what fiction can and might do).
Work where very close attention has been paid to the prose style. Work that values atmosphere and mood over plot and that fails in new and unusual ways over work that succeeds in the tried and true. Understanding the importance of writing eloquently will push your experimental fiction forward.

Submission Guidelines for Ergot Magazine

  • All submissions should be sent as a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf with the subject: SUBMISSION: Your Name – Title of work to [email protected]
  • Send only one piece (less than 10k words) – or up to three pieces of flash fiction (less than 1k words each) – of unpublished work at a time. Learn about the intricacies of writing short stories and flash fiction.
  • Ensure it is as an attachment in one email. Please do not paste the story into the body of the email.
  • Only unpublished entires are accepted; however, simultaneous submissions are encouraged.
  • They generally respond to all submissions within 30 days. If you have not received a response after that time check your spam folder.
  • Resubmitted work will not be considered. Therefore, if you notice a mistake in your submission, please do not withdraw and resubmit. Even though all work is edited prior to publication, you can ensure you edit your story properly before submitting it to Ergot Magazine.
  • Please check back frequently as ergot. is a work in progress.


Ergot. pays $25 per piece.


There is currently no deadline; submissions will remain open until further notice.

You can find out more about their submission process through their social media page. Goodluck.

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