Details on How to Submit your Reviews
Grim Magazine constantly looks for great reviews, interviews, movie news, fresh articles, and for new writers that love writing about horror. Below are the guidelines for all your questions on what to submit, and how to submit your reviews to us. If your questions or concerns are not addressed here, please feel free to contact us directly.
Before submitting your material for consideration to be added to our website, please read our Submission information below. All submissions MUST be delivered through this process.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
✓ Reviews of horror movies, books, games, magazines
✓ Stories related to the Horror genre or involve horror
✓ Thrillers, dark or disturbing fiction are fine as long as they lean more towards horror
✓ Dark & Gothic fantasy
✓ Grim and horrific crimes (for our Serial Killer section)
✓ Stories of the supernatural, ghosts, and hauntings
✓ Any stories or articles that fall under our Wicked Tales section
✓ Articles, News, and Interviews pertaining to Horror
✓ Video Reviews
✓ Podcast Episodes
✓ Works that provide an immersive experience to the horror genre
Please have a look at the pages that host our Reviews, Wicked Tales, and Features on the website to help get a better understanding of what type of material we include as content on the webzine. Sexual themes and stories with some sexual content are acceptable, but Grim Magazine is not a market for erotica, simply use your own judgment in order for your work not to be rejected.
WHAT WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR
✗ Stories containing Porn, Erotica or Smut.
✗ Nothing containing child sexual abuse or exploitation.
✗ Nothing containing extreme animal abuse or cruelty.
✗ Excessive language just for the shock effect. Use common sense & good judgment!
✗ No “vignettes” or slice-of-life type of stories
✗ Poetry, of any kind
✗ Novel or novella excerpts
✗ Creative Nonfiction
✗ Screenplays/stage plays
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
When submitting your reviews, please follow the following guidelines. Failure to do so may result in your request being deleted:
✓ All submissions should be sent to (admin (at) thewytchery (dot) com).
✓ Please put ‘WEBSITE SUBMISSION’ in the subject line.
✓ Submissions should be in (.TXT), (.DOC), or (.DOCX) format.
✓ Please use Times New Roman, Font Size 12
✓ Do not send more than one review per email submission
✓ Submission to include standard text format, font, spacing, indentation, and paragraphs.
✓ If you are submitting content you are willing to donate under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives license, please indicate this at the top of your submission e-mail.
✓ If you have personally contacted a reviewer of our Webzine, please mention this so we can keep track of who you would like to review your material.
Once submitted, please do not repeatedly contact us asking when the review will be posted. Sadly not all material submitted is picked for the addition of our website. We will contact you once the review has been posted. A good estimate would be something like 2 – 7 days, but this is always dependent on our current workload.
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS
For a MOVIE you would additionally include with your review:
✓ Movie Title:
✓ Release Date:
✓ Runtime (hr/min):
✓ Genre: (Horror, Drama, Mystery, etc.)
✓ Starring: (limit this to the 3-5 top actors)
✓ MPAA Rating:
✓ Reviewers Name:
✓ YOUR Rating: (scale of 1-5, see our rating format
✓ Synopsis (5-8 sentences):
✓ Written Review (minimum 5 meaty paragraphs):
✓ Official DVD cover image or link to one:
✓ (optional) Three (3) eye-catching movie still images:
For a BOOK, comic, magazine, etc, you would additionally include with your review:
✓ Book Title:
✓ Release Date:
✓ Format (hardcover, paperback, kindle, etc):
✓ ASIN/ISBN number:
✓ Page Count:
✓ Reviewed by:
✓ YOUR Rating (scale of 1-5, see our rating format:
✓ Book Overview (3-5 sentences):
✓ Written Review (minimum 3 paragraphs):
✓ Official book cover image or link to one:
ALL CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
✓ Proper use of English, spelling, and grammar
✓ Proper use of conjunctions
✓ Avoid run-on sentences
✓ Written content to be structured and divided into logical paragraphs
✓ Follow submission requirements as provided above
✓ Content to be written in the third person
✓ Stay on point
✓ Avoid submitting any work if you do not feel confident in meeting the requirements.
We will only edit reviews for basic spelling and grammar and do not alter your original submitted content. If a movie, book, game, etc., is disliked by you, it’s okay to say so, but please, also add your reasoning behind it, do not just say it ‘sucks’ as this is not acceptable. If you would like to have someone proof-read or edit your review we can definitely help you with that.
✓ We do not accept multiple submissions.
✓ Please wait until we respond to your first submission before you send another.
✓ Do not re-submit the same work, unless we specifically ask for it.
✓ Any content having to do with horror, dark fantasy, paranormal, creatures, etc.
✓ We are not interested in summaries, or copies of information from the Internet.
✓ Please go into detail. If appropriate, cite examples.
✓ If you are doing a review, state your position on it.
✓ If you dislike something it’s okay to say so, just be fair and accurate, and don’t forget to mention the fact of ‘why’ you did not like something. Don’t just say “it sucked” because that will get your work rejected.
✓ News submissions should always be the lastest in the industry.
✓ We reserve the right to not publish news that does not fit within the scope of the website.
✓ If you do not want your news altered or added to, please indicate this when submitting.
PAYMENT / Compensation
Do you like to have your opinion heard or read by people? Do you love horror and love writing about it? What if you love to write and want to continue to hone those skills while gaining exposure to your work? If you can answer ‘YES’ to any of the above then this is definitely the place for you. Please know that at this time, we are not able to offer monetary payment to our contributors. However, we do offer killer swag and advance copies of horror movies, books, games and more, for you to review and keep for yourself.
Additionally, we have monthly contests and drawings for all of our website, forum and Social Media fans to enter, and our writers/contributors will be automatically entered in those as well. As we grow more on the website, we will naturally grow more with our Pantheon page and those funds will be divided between our top contributors, and to assist in keeping the website up and running so that we can continue keeping it ad and banner free!
I used to own and run a Heavy Metal Webzine years ago and I can tell you, once you get noticed by one company, others will follow. We had more CD’s and concert DVD’s then we could ever possibly review!
PUBLISHING RIGHTS FOR YOUR WORK
We always give full rights to our writers. We will ask for proof of “author’s approval” if you submit an article that is not your own. If an author comes to us and states that we used material that did not belong to the writer, you the reviewer will assume full responsibility for submitting the work that you did not create yourself, as you are in violation of copyright laws.
Grim Magazine needs your help to spread the word about the website and forums, By sharing our reviews, posts, and stories that we feature to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media you subscribe to, the more our audience will grow. This means a bigger chance of getting more noticed by the Horror Industry in order to be added to their mailing list for sending promotional material, which in turn goes back to the reviewers which helps them get more access to new movies, books, or even invites to film premiers, to help compensate for the time and effort they put into the reviews.
Please submit any questions to our CONTACT FORM.