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The Evening Theatre is an online magazine dedicated to horror, science – fiction, suspense, and comedy submissions – with a dark twist preferred – and is currently accepting submissions for our next monthly performance. Content is published on our blog, which is connected to both our Twitter (@TheatreEvening) and Instagram (@TheEveningTheatre).

The Evening Theatre also runs Workshop, an online journal that uses Twitter (@TETWorkshop) to publish very short fiction every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

If you are interested in submitting work to The Evening Theatre or Workshop, please review the guidelines below for each before sending your work to our editors. 

The Evening Theatre (monthly performances):

  • We accept a variety of genres. Short fiction, appropriate nonfiction, and poetry are all fine. However, we do not accept erotica or fan fiction, and we will not accept any submission where excessive violence occurs purely for the sake of brutality or cruelty. We prefer our scares and twists to be genuine and not gratuitous. Any adult theme should appear in good taste.
    • Nonfiction works must be appropriately sourced.
  • Please avoid submitting any work that may infringe on copywritten material. 
  • Submissions should ideally be less than 5,000 words. However, submissions of up to 10,000 words will be considered on an as-needed basis. 
  • You will retain all rights to your work. We do ask that you submit unpublished content. If your submission later appears elsewhere, please note that particular work appeared first with The Evening Theatre
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please let The Evening Theatre know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 
  • The Evening Theatre is not a for-profit endeavor. For that reason, we can not currently pay for submissions. However, we will certainly promote your work in a reputable manner.
  • Please submit work to eveningtheatre@zoho.com. Allow our editors three weeks to respond. Submissions should be copied into the body of the email. Include a short author biography at the conclusion of the submission. For the subject of the email, include the category of the submission (short fiction, nonfiction, or poetry), the title of the submission, and the word count. Please see the subject line examples below:
    • Short Fiction / “Once Upon a Time in a Funhouse” / 2,056 words
    • Nonfiction / “The Belmez Faces” / 2,855 words
    • Poetry / “A Mile or so More” / 150 words

Submissions are: OPEN

Next performance: Monday, May 7th, 2018

Theme: There is no current theme. The Evening Theatre is open to general submissions. 


Workshop

  • We accept submissions of not more than 280 characters in a variety of genres but prefer the content of our parent publication – “horror, science – fiction, suspense, and comedy submissions – with a dark twist”. Poetry is also accepted. Keep in mind these pieces are intended to be published in a single tweet. We will consider serials. 
  • Please avoid submitting any work that may infringe on copywritten material. With that in mind, please avoid “fan fiction” submissions. 
  • You will retain ownership of your work, we ask only for first serial rights. We do ask that you submit only unpublished content. If your submission later appears elsewhere, please note that particular work appeared first with Workshop
  • Please send up to three submissions at one time and wait at least one week between submissions.
  • Include an author biography of not more than 280 characters and a Twitter handle (if you have a Twitter account) with every submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please let Workshop know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 
  • Workshop is not a for-profit endeavor. For that reason, we can not currently pay for submissions. However, we will certainly promote your work in a reputable manner.
  • Please submit work to eveningtheatre@zoho.com. Allow our editors three weeks to respond. Submissions should be copied into the body of the email with at least one space separating the individual pieces. Include your author biography and Twitter handle at the conclusion of the submission. For the subject of the email, enter “Workshop Submission”. 

Visit Workshop to learn more about this particular publication. 

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