• Submit


    What luck! Submissions for Issue 8 are now open and will remain so till midnight on 25th of Feburary.

    We will accept the following:

    Stories = Up to 2 of up to 3000 words each.

    Poetry = 6 of whatever length you like as long as you don’t take the piss. (Note: Please include all submitted poems in the same file, or they may not be considered for publication)

    Bio = Please include a short bio (100 words max) and any internet website linking things which are suitable for good, Christian eye-balls.

    What we do want: Ball-grabbing, punch-in-the-face writing from nice, courteous ladies and gents.

    What we do not want: Funny fonts.

    The Penny Dreadful believes in paying writers for their hard work but, due to budget constraints, we can only offer nominal payment or, if you would prefer, a one-year subscription to the Penny Dreadful.

    If you are sending simultaneous submissions, tell us in your cover letter and if a work becomes unavailable, contact us immediately. Submissions are accepted via our submittable, so delay no longer, submit to us!

    Submit your Poetry here

    Submit your Fiction here

    (If you are curious what manner of scribbling we enjoy, what fortune! You can purchase a copy of our fine periodical here.)

    Enquiries can be sent to


    But please don’t send submissions to this email address or they will be taken out back and shot.