Ligotti Tribute Submission Call

CHM is ow CLOSED FOR FICTION SUBMISSIONS for a special tribute issue to Thomas Ligotti. 

What do we want? 

Ligottian fiction under 5,000 words

What’s Ligottian? 

Ligottian weird fiction is deeply philosophical and especially pessimistic and nihilistic. His work tends towards the experimental, particularly metafiction, tinged with the theatrical absurd. Think bleak urban environments, people who are more like puppets (and vice versa), human disconnection, and grotesque spectacle. 

Charles’ Favorite Ligotti Story


Carson’s Favorite Ligotti Story

“The Red Tower”

Jolie’s Favorite Ligotti Story 

“The Lost Art of Twilight” 

When do we want it? 

March 1-7, 2024

How do we want it? 

Submitted via email to as a .doc or .docx file. Please also include a short cover letter with some background information about you, the word count of the story, and a brief synopsis.  

Other Stuff

Only one story per author, please. 

We are especially interested in hearing from those whose voices are underrepresented in weird fiction. If comfortable, feel free to drop this information in your cover letter. 

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 

We pay 3 cents (USD) per word for original fiction. 

We do not take unsolicited reprints. 

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