We regret that we are unable to pay for submissions. Rights post-publication will revert to the writer. We shall retain a right to digital publication and a right to print your submission in future print ventures (for example, anthologies).
We shall have the right to make small changes to your work, for example, adjustments to punctuation, grammar and spelling without consultation. While we hope that we shall not have to do so, any more substantial changes will be negotiated with the author, with both parties retaining the right to decline publication.
Your submission implies acceptance of these terms and all other requirements stated above. Your submission also implies that you have legal authority to its contents and to submit the same for publication.
Simultaneous submissions: although we sense your strong desire to be published first and foremost by Horla we're open to the receipt of submissions that you may have sent to other publications at the same time. We ask that if you decide to accept an offer of publication elsewhere, before we've had time to consider your work, that you inform us so that we can remove your piece from our list of things to look at.
Multiple submissions: while you're welcome to submit to more than one of our categories at the same time – perhaps fiction and The Neglected, for example – we ask that you limit your submissions to one in each category per month.
We will consider work from emerging as well as established writers.
If submitting elsewhere simultaneously, please let us know if your work has been accepted by another title if it should be the case that we haven’t been able to get to your submission yet.
Sorry, but we are unable to respond to every submission. If you haven’t heard from us within 12 weeks of submitting, it’s likely that, regrettably, we’ve been unable to accept your work this time. If you don’t succeed with us first time around, you’re welcome to try again for a subsequent issue.
Please leave 12 weeks before querying.