Submission Terms

Last updated: Mar 2, 2024

1. Submission Eligibility and Guidelines:

  • Submissions must be original works created by the user. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
  • Submitters must be at least 18 years of age or have the consent of a parent or legal guardian if under 18.
  • Content should align with the dark, mysterious, and eerie themes typical of Creepypasta stories. We reserve the right to reject content that does not fit our genre.
  • Submissions must not contain hate speech, discriminatory content, explicit sexual themes, or gratuitously graphic violence. For more information see Prohibited Topics.

2. Choice of Intellectual Property License:

  • When submitting your story, you have the option to select how your work will be used by others. Options include various Creative Commons licenses:
    • CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike): Remix and share non-commercially, give credit, keep same terms.
    • CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs): Share without changes non-commercially, give credit, no derivatives.
    • CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial): Non-commercial remixing allowed, credit required, no same terms obligation.
    • CC BY (Attribution): Any use allowed, must credit creator.
    • CC0 (Public Domain Dedication): No rights reserved, work is public domain.
  • Choose the license that aligns with your preferences regarding credit, commercial use, and derivatives. More information and assistance in choosing the right license can be found in our article: Choosing the Right License for Your Story.

3. Review and Acceptance:

  • All submissions undergo a review process. We reserve the right to accept or reject any submission.
  • We review submissions on a first-come-first-serve basis and cannot offer timelines for individual reviews. Please avoid contacting us for updates.
  • We may edit submissions and cover images to meet our publishing standards prior to publication. Although pre-publication review by authors is not available, they are welcome to discuss any modifications with us post-publication.

4. Prohibited Topics

  • Harm to Minors: Any form of exploitation, inappropriate depiction, or content involving minors is strictly prohibited.
  • Sexual Violence: Depictions, whether explicit or implied, of sexual violence are not permitted.
  • Glorification of Suicide or Self-Harm: Content that appears to endorse, glorify, or excessively detail self-harm, suicide, or mental health degradation is forbidden.
  • Hate Speech and Discrimination: We do not tolerate content that targets individuals or groups with the intent of bullying, discrimination, or the spread of hate speech.
  • Exploitation of Real-Life Tragedies: Incorporating or exploiting real-world tragedies, including mass shootings, terrorist acts, and natural disasters, for horror purposes is unacceptable.
  • Extreme Gore and Violence: Gratuitous or overly detailed descriptions of gore, torture, or extreme violence that do not contribute meaningfully to the story are barred.

5. Responsibility for Content:

  • Authors are responsible for their submissions and ensuring compliance with laws and non-infringement of rights.

6. User Conduct:

  • Respect and constructive feedback in the community are encouraged. Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.

7. Removal and Modification of Content:

  • We reserve the right to remove or modify any content, particularly if it violates guidelines or is found to be plagiarized.

8. Compensation and Revenue:

  • No monetary compensation is currently offered for submissions.

9. Privacy and Data Use:

  • Personal information provided during submission will be used solely for communication related to the submission.

10. Changes to Submission Terms:

  • We reserve the right to modify these Submission Terms. Substantial changes will be communicated to users.

11. Acknowledgment:

  • By submitting your story to, you acknowledge and agree to these Submission Terms and the selected intellectual property license.