Updates from Coffin Bell

We are still working through IMMORTALS submissions–look for issue 1.4 October 1st!

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Our unthemed issue 2.1, slated for January 1, 2019, is now closed. It’s a very packed issue full of work we’re excited to share. All general submissions from this point forward are being considered for the unthemed issue 2.3, which is scheduled for July 1, 2019.


We are currently open to submissions for issue 2.2, themed MAGIC. Issue 2.2 is scheduled to go live on April 1, 2019.

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Coffin Bell is thrilled to announce that issue 2.4, themed SADISM, MASOCHISM, & THE EROTIC, will be guest edited by Dr. Barish Ali. More to come on the theme and on Barish, so stay tuned for updates! If you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of updates, announcements, calls for submissions, and more!



Hard to believe that Coffin Bell is just over a month old. My extremely patient family can attest that I spent most of Thanksgiving conceptualizing the journal and building the site, and 120 submissions later, we are about to launch our first issue! I wish to thank my very understanding husband, who has allowed me untold uninterrupted hours for reading and editing work for the journal. I also want to thank Associate Editor Sarah V. Parson for her tireless assistance in sifting through the slush pile, reading submissions, proofreading, editing, and sage advice. An editor’s job is never done, and Sarah has been invaluable in her willingness to jump right on the next task in line. I am grateful to have her on Coffin Bell’s masthead. And most importantly, I wish to thank our contributors, the writers of the excellent work to which Coffin Bell owes its existence.

Tonight we release Volume 1, Issue No. 1 into the world. We are tremendously proud of Issue 1.1, and look forward to what the future holds for subsequent issues.

We also announce that the theme for Issue 1.2 is Monsters. Send us your best work!

Join us tonight at midnight GMT as Coffin Bell goes live (5 pm EST)!