Creature accepts both agented and unsolicited submissions of feminist horror, dark speculative fiction, women-driven thrillers, spooky fantastical fiction, literary fiction, or genre-defying prose. We are looking for books that celebrate fluidity—the ability to cross boundaries and inhabit more than one category at once. Our definition of feminist horror is broad and inclusive, and we welcome writing that pushes boundaries.

We are interested in: unreliable narrators, unlikeable female characters, the monstrous, your nightmares, dystopias, psychological suspense, unraveling minds, unraveling social constructs, possession, intersectionality, metafiction, dark nights, and writing on sexuality/the body, gender, race, class, disability, technology, religion, and anything and everything that makes our spines tingle.

If you are an agent, please email directly at If you are a writer or author, please send your work during our open submission period; see Submittable for details.

You may submit manuscripts in the range of 20,000–90,000 words; 40,000–60,000 is the sweet spot. Submissions should be either .docx or .pdf files. We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. BIPOC writers are encouraged to submit—we are looking for you!