Monsters everywhere are hungry, so we need you to write for us!
Here at Feed Your Monster we seek only the very tastiest, most unique delicacies for fussy monsters everywhere. We don't serve school dinners or ready meals or cold leftovers. Our monsters want something satisfying to sink their hungry teeth into and we aim to deliver.
We love to dish up lighthearted fiction with a sprinkling of horror and a pickled garnish. We want original, fantastic, funny, gory, and scary all in the same course. To please us you'll need to cook up your very best.
What do we want?
Our bread and butter. We love flash fiction. We prefer it short and snappy, but with buckets of flavour and a shot of dark humour. Send us your snacks and appetisers.
Maximum word count 1000 words.
We prefer bite-sized stories, however every now and then we need something really meaty. If you can supply a bone chilling tale to pile high the greediest plate then we want to see it.
Maximum word count 3000 words
Sadly we no longer accept writing articles.
The Finer Details
One submission at a time please, wait for a response on your first submission before submitting another.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your story is accepted elsewhere if we have not already responded.
We do consider reprints provided the rights have reverted back to you, however we pay a marked down price for these see the payments section and please note, if your story is a reprint please say so in the submission email.
We welcome new and experienced writers. You may send us a bio with your submission if you like, however it's the story we are interested in first and foremost.
Only a handful of stories will make the cut each month so make sure you send something extra tasty for the monster.
Send submissions to email@example.com
You can either paste the story into the body of the message, or attach a document.
As Feed Your Monster has only a very small amount of staff please allow three months for us to respond, after which you may query your submission. You can retract your submission at anytime by emailing Rinoa Cameron at the above address.
We don't believe in free dinners. Every story or article we accept will receive a small payment to thank you for your hard work.
We pay £3.50 for original flash fiction and £6 for original short stories over 1000 words. For all reprints we pay £2.50.
You will receive payment once you have agreed to our contract, which we will send upon accepting your submission. You will also receive the opportunity to have any books you wish to promote and up to two chosen webpages or Facebook pages featured in the Writer's Buffet section of our website.
Payments are done via paypal with no other form of payment available.
Feed Your Monster purchases First Electronic Rights and anthology rights and limited one-time, non-exclusive rights to audio. All stories are copyright of and credited to their authors, however by submitting to us you are agreeing that you are in possession of the correct rights to the story/article. Please tell us if it is a reprint.
An important note to consider: If you sell your First Electronic Rights to Feed Your Monster, it is worth remembering that most other publications will consider it a published work that can only be sold going forwards as a reprint. This will limit the number of markets available to the piece in the future and will also reduce the pay rate you may be able to receive. Therefore, before submitting to us, please be certain that selling your First Electronic Rights for our token payment is something you are happy to proceed with. After all, we care about our writers and only want what's best for you.
Tips for success
Keep it clean - we love a good scary, gory tale and we don't even mind the odd F-bomb, but some things are just too disgusting to eat. We're not looking for extreme horror here and we DO NOT accept stories that feature sexual abuse in anyway shape or form. Please don't send these stories our way.
Give us monsters - we love everything that snarls and growls and creeps and skitters. We generally snap up funny and scary monster tales.
Read our ezine - there's no better way to find out what we like!
Tidy up your mess - check your spellings and do your writing homework. Stories littered with mistakes will be fed straight to the monsters in our rejection bin.
Freak us out - be creepy or weird or creepy and weird. Make your story smell better (or perhaps worse) than the rest.
And good luck - sometimes it doesn't matter how amazing a story is, it may just not be right for us. If we reject you don't be disheartened. We want you to be the very best writer you can be. We love writers, we care for writers, we exist for writers.
The Feed Your Monster Team.