Nightscript

A very promising debut anthology. —Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year

An annual highlight of the genre. —Anthony Watson, Dark Musings

Weirdness with truth at its heart. —Des Lewis, Real-Time Reviews

* Winner of the 2015 Dark Muse award for “Best Multi-Author Collection”


N5 CoverNightscript 5 (2019) is available via PayPal for $20 (which includes free shipping to most countries), or you may obtain copies through Amazon in Paperback or eBook formats.

New to Nightscript? Check out the special “book bundle” offer below!


Nightscript 4 (2018) is available via PayPal for $16 (which includes free shipping to most countries), or you may obtain copies through Amazon in Paperback or eBook formats.

The Kindle edition is currently $4.99 (or “free” to users of Kindle Unlimited).


Nightscript 3 (2017) is available via PayPal for $16 (which includes free shipping to most countries), or you may obtain copies through Amazon in Paperback or eBook formats.

The Kindle edition is currently $4.99 (or “free” to users of Kindle Unlimited).


Nightscript 2 (2016) is available via PayPal for $16 (which includes free shipping to most countries), or you may obtain copies through Amazon in Paperback or eBook formats.

The Kindle edition is currently $4.99 (or “free” to users of Kindle Unlimited).


Nightscript 1 (2015) is available via PayPal for $16 (which includes free shipping to most countries), or you may obtain copies through Amazon in Paperback or eBook formats.

The Kindle edition is currently $4.99 (or “free” to users of Kindle Unlimited).


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SPECIAL “BOOK BUNDLE” OFFER: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 of Nightscript may be purchased together direct from the publisher via PayPal for $60 (which includes free shipping to most countries).


Nightscript is published annually, during grand October, in both trade and electronic editions. It features contemporary fictions ranging in length from 2,000 to 7,000 words.

Note: I am CLOSED to submissions for Vol. 5. (Next reading period: January 2020.)

Nightscript is a venue for ‘strange tales’, a term used to describe fictions supernatural, uncanny, weird, and so forth. In other words, I am looking for subtle and darksome literary horror. If you feel that your work has been inspired in no small part by authors such as Robert Aickman, Shirley Jackson, Dennis Etchison, Flannery O’Connor, Terry Lamsley, Lisa Tuttle, Thomas Owen, Mary Shelley, Arthur Machen, then Nightscript is probably the venue for you.

Authors are asked to submit their original tales via the email provided below and should allow 1 to 8 week(s) for a response. (If a submission is held for longer than two weeks this typically means that it is being considered.)

Submit .doc files to: nightscript.editor@gmail.com (Please send only one story per reading period. No simultaneous submissions, please.)

Payment is one contributor copy.

Nightscript is a labor of love, and as such I shall endeavor to produce an aesthetically pleasing product for which all contributors can feel proud.

That said, I look forward to reading your work!

Thank you kindly for your interest.

C.M. Muller, editor & publisher

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