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Out of all the things we do, there’s little doubt which is the most rewarding; having the chance to publish great pieces of fiction is the reason Bandit Fiction was founded in the first place, and since day one, there’s been no better feeling that being able to publish people’s stories. We’ve even had the absolute honour of being the first publisher to show off the works of some great new and emerging writers to the world.

We Accept

Prose

Between 250 and 3500 words

Poetry

No more than 50 lines in length

Narrative Non-Fiction

Between 250 and 3500 words

All submissions may be previously published or unpublished, be under consideration elsewhere, and your name may appear on the documents. All we ask is that submissions are in the English language, that they are in a sensible, readable font, and that you make no more than three submissions during any two month period.

The submissions we accept will be published direct to our website as part of The Read More Project. For any submissions we choose not to accept, we offer free feedback on request (more details of this will be included in your email response).

If you’d like to get a flavour of what we publish, you can check out our latest publications below, or browse our full back catalogue here.

An Interview With… Beverley Lee

There’s been a wonderful influx of new writers into the horror fold over the last few years. From all walks of life. Diverse, intelligent writers with their own stories to tell, driven by how they view their world and fuelled by their backgrounds and experiences. I think we’ll see a break away from some of what is considered horror, with more emphasis on cosmic horror, body horror and cross overs into noir. And, of course, the horror of a post-apocalyptic world, with the political climate and the environment. It’s a very sobering thought that this last one might be more fact than fiction.

An Interview With… David Turton

I think historical horror is something that needs exploring more. There’s nothing more frightening that the dark capabilities of human beings over the course of history. There have been acts of pure evil over the centuries, and these acts continue in present day. My current work-in-progress explores the experience of a psychic with telekinetic powers who finds himself in a concentration camp. The setting of real-life evil is going to be an interesting one to draw out. It’s rather like Carrie meets the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas if that makes sense. So I think drawing on the real horrors of the past is a bit of a gap in current horror.