Ends on August 31, 2018

Introducing SPLASH! and the HWP Print Pool...

SPLASH!—our revamped online showcase for fiction and poetry, is set to debut in fall 2018. Works accepted for publication in SPLASH! are sourced primarily from our no fee reading periods. Up to four works per year may be selected for direct paid print publication. 


Haunted Waters Press Free Reading Periods are open to all genres, themes, and writers.

We seek fiction of 3,000 words or less and poetry of any length.

One active submission per contributor.

One work of fiction or poetry per submission.

No simultaneous submissions.

No previously published works.

Accepting submissions in the months of February, May, and August.

Notifications to be sent as decisions are made or within 60 days of closing.

Up to four works per calendar year submitted via our no fee reading periods may be offered direct paid print publication. SPLASH! is an exposure only, non paying venue.


All entries accepted via Submittable.

$10 reading fee per story or poem. 


Thank you. We look forward to reading your work.