The Nitty Gritty

  • Send your story as a .doc,¬†or .docx file to submissions@bloodintherain.com, with SUBMISSION and the story title in your subject line (for example, SUBMISSION: My Sexy Vampire Story).

  • Use traditional manuscript format for your story. If you don’t know what that is, see this handy guide. And for the love of the gods, proofread before sending.

  • Give us a short cover note, ideally with an author bio.

  • Let us know if your story’s a reprint. We might take the perfect reprint, but original work is preferred.

  • Send as many submissions as you want, but we’re not likely to pick more than one story from any writer.

  • We’re buying first North American serial rights, first North American audio publishing rights, first world online rights, and archival rights (that is, to potentially archive your story on our website).

  • Update: Stories are due May 15, 2017.

6 thoughts on “The Nitty Gritty”

  1. Dear Editor, I have a story written a few years ago that I would like to submit. however, the story is less than 2000 words, about 1600. Would you still consider reading this story, if submitted?

    1. Hi! We will consider it, but a very short story such as this is less likely to make the cut than one that is within the guidelines. Thanks!

  2. Sorry, I made a mistake. I should have asked, should I address my letter with submission to Ms Mary Trepanier?
    Thank you.

  3. If I had a story that would fit this, but it was originally posted on my personal blog or a free forum like Archive of Our Own, would it be submittable if I removed it from those sites?

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