Nonfiction Guidelines

Open Call For Nonfiction Articles

We like to publish rad, gothy, death-focused essays and blog posts ESPECIALLY about media, entertainment, culture etc.

No need to write the whole thing first, we are open for your pitch!

Quick Summary Of How to Send Your Pitch:

  • read all the guidelines
  • fill out the form below
  • I’ll try to get back to everyone but may not, depending on the amount of responses
  • please don’t query about your pitch, if I’m interest I’ll get back to you!
  • please don’t email me your pitch–use the form below 💀
  • payment = $50/piece

Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting.

What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for articles/reviews/critical essays/collections/listicle etc. in the categories of

  • art
  • short fiction
  • novels
  • movies
  • music
  • fashion
  • culture
  • entertainment
  • science
  • Etc!

that fall under the umbrella of

  • goth
  • death
  • funerary
  • grief
  • loss
  • alternative
  • otherworldly

If you’re writing an essay about any gothy thing, or about the best shows about DEATH, or the top 25 time travel books of all time, or how the death of X person influenced Y piece of art/music/novel/etc. — this is what we want to see!

If you’re writing about processing the trauma of death, or writing about how your culture/religion/etc. deals with death — this is NOT what we want to see (BUT VERY MUCH WHAT WE WANT TO SEE AT THE DEADLANDS, GO AND SUBMIT THERE PLS!)

We are especially interested in receiving nonfiction essays by BIPOC.

Submission Details:

We are looking to acquire original, unpublished essays. If your essay has been published in any way (like on your blog or your Patreon) that has been read by humans before, please do not submit!

We are looking for essays in the range of 1,000 – 2,000 words.

We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions. If what you’re about to send us is or will be sent to other publishers at the same time, please do not send. We have a very fast turn around time, you will not have to wait a long time to hear from us


We are paying a flat-fee of $50 for nonfiction essays.


We are buying the right to send your essay to our email subscribers, and to post it on our website

How to Submit:

Use this form to pitch your piece. No limit on how long or short your pitch should be–whatever is needed to communicate the idea and sell me on it.

If you already have a finished piece you want to submit instead of a pitch, you can submit that right here!

Check out the next section after this form for some inspiration/ideas.

Looking for some inspiration?

Here are a few things we’ve published that are good examples of the kind of stuff to send us:

A Multitude of Multiverses – Tim Pratt

It Can’t Rain All the Time: The Crow and Masculinity – Jordan Kurella

The Gateway Back to Gothic – Kelsea Yu

Send us a list of the top 10 or 50 books about resurrections, or dying… or time travel (and any of the other things we’ve listed on our novella submissions page).

Something something about funeral fashion?

Send us music reviews of albums that deeply explore a loss (like Dayseeker’s recent album Darksun)–we are especially interested in darker, heavy music with mostly clean vocals.

A new movie or novel that explores the multiverse or the underworld or related themes? Send it!