Here, we'll be sharing original fiction from some of horror's most exciting women voices. If you want to contribute a piece of fiction, please refer to our guidelines here.



It's the witching season at Fright Girl Autumn, and we want to showcase stories perfect for October! We welcome flash fiction, longer short stories, poetry, and excerpts from longer books. We welcome previously-published material as well as new fiction. Give us your Halloween haunts, your Dia de Muertos memories, your autumnal creeps and your witchy delights.




-Author must identify as a woman or as nonbinary

-Please no more than 3000 words

-Please no less than 200 words

-Absolutely no pedophilia, beastiality, or graphic depictions of rape


Please include "October Reads" in your subject line to denote your submission is for this call. We'll still continue to accept and post submissions to our Fiction page not related to this call.


Stories for October reads will be accepted through September 30.


Email your submissions to vvcastro100 (at) gmail (dot) com AND sonorataylor (at) gmail (dot) com.


Happy Autumn!

Read the stories below by clicking on their covers. Enjoy!

Folk Horror by Madison McSweeney.png
Me and Florentine by Stephanie
Bloodline by R.J. Joseph (1).png
LIGHTENED Horrors Hiding EBOOK Cover_PRI
His Women.png
Only Fans.png
Heat Pump by Tabitha Wood (2).png
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All You Need is Love (1).jpg
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The Wingspan of Severed Wings by Joanna
Brothers Three by Victory

Thank you for your interest! Please read our front page for more details on what we're looking for.


  • Max word count: 4000 words

  • No minimum word count. Flash is welcome!

  • Reprints welcome

  • Only women/women identifying and nonbinary authors will be considered

  • Preferred format: standard font (Times New Roman, Arial, Sans Serif), 12-pt, double-spaced between paragraphs at least. Basically, easy to read.

  • We kindly ask that your submission not include pedophilia, bestiality, or graphic depictions of rape.

We will be in touch if we decide to post your story.

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