Welcome New Editors!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of three new editors to Coffin Bell:

Juliana Motoki

Short Story Editor



Madison McLoughlin

Short Story Editor



Jared Benjamin

Reviews Editor


We are thrilled to welcome Jared, Juliana, and Madison to the Coffin Bell team and look forward to how their talents will shape the future of the journal.

Call for Editors: Nonfiction, Short Story, and Reviews

UPDATE 3/25/19: We have filled the positions of Short Story Editor and Reviews Editor, but are still accepting applications for the nonfiction editor position.

Coffin Bell is in need of three new editors: a nonfiction editor, a short story editor, and a review editor. The duties and descriptions of these positions are as follows:

Nonfiction Editor: The Nonfiction Editor is responsible for reading all submissions in the Creative Nonfiction and Essay / Short Criticism categories, leaving comments on each submission, and casting votes via Submittable. Creative Nonfiction submissions have a turnaround time of eight weeks, whereas we allow three months to respond to Essay / Short Criticism submissions. Some social media posting required.

Short Story Editor: The Short Story Editor is responsible for reading 10-15 short stories per week, leaving comments on each submission, and casting a vote using Submittable. Some social media posting required.

Review EditorThe Review Editor is responsible for reading all Book Review submissions and casting votes via Submittable. Also, the Review Editor will read and review one book per month for the Coffin Bell blog. Some social media posting required.

Do you think any of the positions would be a good fit? If so, please send an email with resume attached to, with the position you are applying for in the subject line. In the body of the email, please explain why you would like to come aboard as a Coffin Bell editor.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submissions Open for Issue 2.4 – “Masquerade”


Submissions are now open for issue 2.4, slated for October 1, 2019, themed “Masquerade.” Elaborate facades or literal masks, we want work in which things are not as they seem. Submissions close on June 30, 2019. We look so forward to reading your work! Submit now!

Coffin Bell ONE is here!


Coffin Bell is thrilled to announce that our first print run of Coffin Bell ONE has arrived! We can’t wait to get them into the hands of readers and contributors. Shipments of contributor copies and ordered copies will be going out at the beginning of next week. We are beyond happy to see all this beautiful work come together in such a gorgeous collection (thanks to our extremely talented designer Lindsey Turner!).

We look forward to reading your reviews, seeing your pictures of Coffin Bell ONE in the wild, and most of all hope you enjoy reading the anthology as much as we enjoyed bringing it into existence.