Muffled Scream Submission Form

While we encourage writers to submit to us, we do want you to have the chance of being accepted for publication.Our guidelines are very straightforward. Please take the time to ensure you follow our submission guidelines.

  • We only accept new, never before published works
  • When attaching the manuscript, make sure it is only the manuscript
  • Do not include cover letters or bios in your manuscript
  • A short synopsis area is provided, please use it
  • Do not supply a long synopsis, keep it under 250 words
  • Only submit once
  • Do not use "special" fonts
  • Short story submissions should be between 3,000 to 15,000 words (no exceptions)
  • Do not use footers or headers
  • Do not use tabs in the submitted manuscript
  • Chapter sections should be clearly marked with three ~ (tildes)

We attempt to contact every author who submits to us. Please understand that it can take as long as three months after submission end depending on how many submissions we receive.

Once accepted, your manuscript will go through three editing steps:

  1. Structural
  2. Content
  3.  Spelling / Grammar / Punctuation

Your manuscript will stay true to the language you submit in. We want your voice in the work, so great care is taken during the editing stages. Keep in mind the work must adhere to proper spelling and grammar to be publishable.

You will be expected to supply an author picture upon acceptance with a resolution of 300 dpi.

Note: The Muffled Scream Anthology deals with the specific genre of Horror. All submissions must have the anthology theme very clear in order to qualify for the chance of publication.


This is a submission for the Muffled Scream Anthology II - Scratch At The Door
Please enter your legal name.
Please enter a pen name if you use one.
Please enter your mailing address
Let us know your website if you have one - this can be skipped.
Enter the title of your submission
Allowed file extensions are doc, docx, rtf. Max file size is 5 MB. Attach your manuscript here - no header of footers - no letter of introduction - no query. Just your manuscript in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format only.
Enter the synopsis of your manuscript - maximum 250 words.
Enter a short introduction of yourself. If selected for the anthology, this will be used with your submission - keep it less than 250 words.
Note: We pay a nominal publication fee and royalties for two years once the anthology breaks even.