Submissions are currently closed.

We’re looking for submissions from British authors and authors of other nationalities living in Britain. We are particularly keen to hear from under-represented groups, including BIPOC, LGBT, and disabled voices, so if you think you have something we’ll like, don’t be shy.


GUIDELINES

Submit your story to cloisterfox@gmail.com

Stories must be no shorter than 3000 words and no longer than 4000. No previously published work, please.

One submission per person.

Submit your story as an attached Word file with your name and the story title in the filename, double spaced, font size 12.

Please title your email SUBMISSION: CLOISTERFOX 2. [Title of story]

Include a short biography in the third person – 150-ish words – and an author photo, along with any social media you might have.

Author payment: £30 plus a copy of the zine.


WHAT WE WANT

The best way to gauge what we like is to read the zine. But, for the uninitiated, we are looking for:

Genre-crossing speculative fiction with a strange, uncanny bent.

Stories that make you feel. It isn’t enough to creep us out – tweak our heartstrings, make us laugh.

Take the prompt and play with it! We’re flexible and love to be surprised.


WHAT WE DON’T WANT

We don’t publish poetry, reviews, non-fiction, comics, or art. We’re not looking for straightforward genre fiction, erotica (though it’s fine to be spicy), or anything promoting fascist views. Original stories only, please – no reprints.