Hello, and welcome to Tatterhood Review, a fantasy and science-fiction imprint of our parent magazine, Ember Chasm. We’ve just sparked a fire in the fireplace, so come in, take a seat, kick off your seven-league boots, and tell us your fantastical stories over a mug of warm mead or iced nebula juice.

We started this imprint for a few reasons. First, out of our love for fantasy and science fiction. As story consumers, both Miranda and Nathan were raised in the magical realms of seven-shade coats, storm-light drinking bridge men, a certain Mars miner devoted to tearing down a golden society in a far-flung, brutal future. We wanted to create a dedicated space to those kinds of stories, and with Tatterhood, we’ve done so.

Second, because our publishing schedule here is far quicker and leaner than Ember Chasm, that means we can publish more stories, which allows the voices, and the worlds, of more writers to shine brilliantly from all computer screens, like a sky of stars twinkling amid the galaxies of the internet.

Our publishing schedule: We plan on publishing two short stories, two poems, and two visual art pieces online per month. Payment is $10 through PayPal (if you don’t have PayPal, we can work something else out) and submissions are received solely through our Submittable account.

As for what we’re looking for: we want fantasy that exists out behind the famous tavern, out in the strange twists of woods that no one has traveled through before, and no one will again; fantasy that blends the magical and the real and anything in between, that’s brutal and honest to the characters. We want science fiction that’s original, that throws you into the glitching areas lurking between the gears, that sends you soaring to breathtaking skylines, or the deepest pits of the WiFi dark zones.


Fiction Guidelines:

  • Tatterhood seeks fiction within the genres of fantasy, dark fantasy, afrofuturism, high fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, steampunk, and anything in between.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins.
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document.
  • Submissions should be no longer that 7,500 words.
  • We are happy to review both short stories and novel excerpts. 
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.

Poetry Guidelines:

  • We want poetry that roars and glitches out. Please send us work that contains some form of genre elements, or experiments with subject matter like it. We like themes associated with fantasy and science fiction and magical realism.
  • Poetry should be single spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins.
  • Tatterhood allows authors to submit one to five poems per reading period.
  • Please submit all your poems on one document.
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document.
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.

Tatterhood Review is looking to publish and promote the novels of emerging writers! Please send us one or two chapters of your work in progress. Though we are happy to consider novels of all genres, we are partial to writing that includes speculative elements--science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, fabulist, horror, urban fantasy, gothic, thrillers, etc. Additionally, we are considering young adult fiction, middle grade fiction, AND adult fiction for this series. 

Please send us your chapters in a single .doc or .docx file with 12pt font and standard 1-inch margins. 

Novelists selected for this series would be published on our site and would be interviewed. Additionally, they would be paid $75. 

We look forward to reading your work!

  • Tatterhood seeks fiction and poetry for our print anthology titled "Lore." 
  • Send us your best work that somehow deals with "lore," myth, fairy tales, legends, etc. Feel free to interpret this theme in any way you would like. 
  • Submissions should be one fiction piece no longer that 7,500 words or five poems all in one document.
  • Accepted works will be published in print in our anthology. Writers will be awarded one free contributor copy. 
  • We are happy to review both short stories and novel excerpts.
  • Formatting is up to you but please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.

We look forward to reading your work!

Tatterhood Review is very excited to announce our first ever Flash Fiction Contest which will officially close for submissions on September 31st. We are happy to review submissions of all genres—literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, experimental, horror, gothic etc--but we are primary looking for fiction that feels mystical, magical, other-worldly, and/or exploratory. You can interpret that however you wish. There will be two writers awarded for our contest. The prizes are as follows: First Place: $150 and publication with Tatterhood. Runner up: publication with Tatterhood.   

Our guidelines:

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins unless it is a poetry submission.
  • You may submit up to THREE pieces of short fiction as long as the total word count of the document is under 3,000 words. 
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document as we read blind.
  • Submissions should be unpublished flash fiction under 1,500 words. 
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.
  • We are happy to review simultaneous submissions. Just let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

If there are any questions, please email tatterhoodreview@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work.

Tatterhood Review is pleased to open our second poetry and fiction contest which will officially close for submissions on September 30th for both Fiction & Poetry. If you submitted to our previous contest, please feel free to resubmit to this one if you would like. We are open to reviewing submissions of all genres—literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, dark fantasy, young adult, urban fantasy, dystopian, horror, gothic—but are looking for something that feels fantastical, weird, or other-worldly--however you interpret that. There will be two writers in each category awarded for our contest. The prizes are as follows: 

First Place: $150, publication, and interview with Tatterhood

Runner up: publication and interview with Tatterhood.   

Our guidelines are quite simple: please feel free to submit your story and/or poems however you see fit. However, please NO PDF FILES and NO COURIER FONT. Anything else is up to you:) Simultaneous submissions are fine, as well. Just let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. 

If there are any questions, please email tatterhoodreview@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work.

Hello, and thank you for considering Tatterhood Review, a home for fantasy, magical realism, and science fiction! With submitting in our two-day response category, you will receive a response in two days.
 

  • Tatterhood seeks fiction and poetry with fantastical elements or genre fiction within the realms of fantasy, dark fantasy, afrofuturism, high fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, steampunk, and anything else beyond the trees and stars. 
  • Payment is $10 through PayPal (if you don’t have PayPal, we can work something else out).
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins with the exception of poetry. 
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document.
  • Submissions should be one fiction piece no longer that 7,500 words or five poems all in one document.
  • We are happy to review both short stories and novel excerpts. 
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.
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  • Tatterhood seeks fiction with fantastical elements or genre fiction within the realms of fantasy, dark fantasy, afrofuturism, high fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, steampunk, and anything in between.
  •  We want poetry that roars and glitches out. Please send us work that contains some form of genre elements, or experiments with subject matter like it. We like themes associated with fantasy and science fiction and magical realism. 
  • Payment is $10 through PayPal (if you don’t have PayPal, we can work something else out).
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins with the exception of poetry. 
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document.
  • Submissions should be one fiction piece no longer that 7,500 words or five poems all in one document.
  • We are happy to review both short stories and novel excerpts. 
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.
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