Trigger Warning: Now Seeking Fiction Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | September 13, 2018

Trigger Warning is an online zine of pulpy short fiction published with pictures. They aim to capture the feel of the cheap rag digests of the 70’s and 80’s with two-tone illustrations. They’re looking for science fiction, horror, fantasy, and noir, or anything else that would fit in on The Twilight Zone.

John Skewes, a former Walt Disney Company artist and well-known children’s book illustrator (he created the award-winning Larry Gets Lost series), draws an original illustration to accompany each story published on Trigger Warning. As you might imagine, he’s stoked to draw something besides adorable puppies.

Trigger Warning has been published online since 2015, and so far they’ve released eleven issues. Each edition of the zine contains around five stories with pictures.

Right now, Trigger Warning is open to submissions of pulpy short fiction—sci-fi, fantasy, crime, and horror—under 5,000 words. They welcome unpublished material as well as reprints.

They don’t accept submissions all year, so authors should check their website to find out when submissions are closed. They accept submissions via email, but not online or by post. They only accept submissions, not pitches.

When submitting please embed your email and snail mail address at the top of your attached story. Do not put it in the cover letter.

Trigger Warning believes that authors should be paid, so they offer contributors a stipend for the stories they publish.

If you would like to learn more of submit to Trigger Warning, please visit their website here.