Volume 6, Issue No. 3 is now live!


Volume 6, Issue No. 2 – FAMILIARS – is NOW LIVE!!

Volume 6, Issue No. 1 is NOW LIVE!!


Special Issue 5.5: PARANORMAL ROMANCE–A Tribute to Anne Rice is NOW LIVE!



Volume 5, Issue No. 4, “The Zodiac,” is NOW LIVE!!


Volume 5, Issue No. 3 is NOW LIVE!!

Volume 5, Issue No. 2 is now live!


Volume 5, Issue No. 1 is now live!

Volume 4, Issue No. 4, “Technophobia,” is NOW LIVE!


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Volume 4, Issue No. 2, “Labyrinths,” is now live!



Volume 4, Issue No. 1 is now live!


Volume 3, Issue No. 4, “Mythopoeia,” is NOW LIVE!!!

Volume 3, Issue No. 4, “Mythopoeia,” will be going live 11/1/2020!

Volume 3, Issue No. 3 is NOW LIVE!


Volume 3, Issue No. 2, “Philia / Phobia,” is now live!

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Volume 3, Issue No. 1 is now live!

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Volume 2 Issue No. 4 is NOW LIVE!!!


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Pre-orders now open for Coffin Bell TWO–order now!

While supplies last, all pre-ordered copies of Coffin Bell TWO will ship with a free gift of seven selected mailable postcards designed by Lindsey Turner. See the full gallery of fourteen postcards!

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Read Volume 2, Issue No. 2, “MAGIC”

Thanks for a great 2018!

Coffin Bell Journal published four issues in 2018, published the print anthology Coffin Bell ONE, and reached readers in 104 countries. Thank you for a great 2018! We look forward to four more issues and Coffin Bell TWO in 2019!

Coffin Bell ONE is here!

Coffin Bell: ONE is Coffin Bell Journal’s first print anthology–a selection of pieces published in 2018. With over 60 selections of flash fiction, short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction from over 60 contributors, Coffin Bell: ONE is a treasure of stunning dark literature. Order your copy today!

Call for submissions



“MASQUERADE” closes 6/30Elaborate facades or literal masks, we want work in which things are not as they seem. Submissions now open!

We are also reading for our unthemed issue no. 2.3, coming 7/1/19.

Coffin Bell is an online journal of dark literature edited by Tamara Burross Grisanti and a staff of volunteer editorsCoffin Bell is looking for poetry, flash fiction, short stories, creative nonfiction, essay, and short criticism (see our guidelines for word counts). Send us your darkness!

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