Call for Submissions: Samhain 2017 Special

Our Three Drops from a Cauldron: Samhain 2017 is now open for submissions between 21st August and 21st September. Poems and flash fiction involving the spookier side of folklore, mythology, and fairy tales: ghosts, demons, witches, superstitions, dark fairies – just show us what you’ve got. This edition will be published online and in print on Friday 13th October 2017.


  • Please send 1-5 poems (any length, within reason) or 1-3 flash fictions (up to but not exceeding 1,000 words) – or some combination of the two – to
  • Please send your pieces TOGETHER in ONE document (.doc, .docx, .rtf) or in the body of an email. Please DO NOT send PDFs. They will not be considered.
  • Please a short, third-person bio note of 100 words or under with your submission.
  • Previously published is fine, but please let me know where it appeared first so I can credit them.
  • Simultaneous submissions are also fine, but please inform us ASAP if the work is accepted elsewhere. Also, if we accept your work first, it is good form to withdraw it from any other places where it is currently under consideration. If you do not intend to do these two things, please do not simultaneously submit.
  • Please make sure your work is on the general themes for Three Drops: folklore, mythology, legends, fairytales. If you have any straight-up horror of any other kind that does not relate to these themes, check out our sister publication Lonesome October Lit and consider submitting.
  • Payment for appearing in our print publications is a share of royalties from sales after 6 months. We unfortunately cannot provide print contributor copies at this time.
  • Again, the deadline for Samhain 2017 is 21st September 2017.
  • Again, this edition will be published online and in print on Friday 13th October 2017.
  • This edition will be edited by Kate Garrett, with members of the Three Drops from a Cauldron editorial team (TBC).
  • We look forward to reading your work!