FAQ

What is Murky Depths?

  • It’s a short story print anthology that also includes interviews, reviews and articles. What makes Murky Depths different from other print magazines?

    • It’s heavily illustrated and not only features prose short stories but also comics. It also has very high production values.
  • What is the size of Murky Depths?

    • We describe it as American comic book – that’s 168 mm x 260 mm, or, for the Imperialists, just over 6.5″ x 10″. So no, it isn’t a digest magazine as some reviewers claim. And just because it’s this size don’t confuse it with a comic. It’s not.
  • Where can I buy Murky Depths?

    • At this site, or if you want to browse a copy first visit one of our stockists.
  • How do I order single copies and back issues?

    • Go here and click on the appropriate “add to cart” button. You can pay via PayPal and cards.
  • If I subscribe already and want to order back issues, how much will they cost?

    • As a subscriber you can order back issues and additional copies at the pro-rata subscription rate, ie a quarter of the subscription rate.
  • I’d like to take out a subscription but I don’t want to pay the full amount in one go. Can you help?

    • Yes we can. It’s called a Loyalty Subscription. You’ll have to order copies separately though – but we’ll remind you when the next one is due – and from the page linked here (buying a single copy from the Main Store won’t qualify). So long as you buy the first three issues in a subscription via this Specials page, and at the standard price, the last issue will equate to the difference (plus a small admin fee). We think this is a cool scheme.

  • Will you be having a table at any conventions?

    • Yes. We always have special convention offers and we’re happy to see portfolios.
  • What conventions have you been to?

    • These.
  • How can I contact the Murky Depths team?

    • Click on a photo here.
  • I’d like you to consider one of my stories for publication. How do I go about it?

    • Check out the guidelines. We accept submissions from both new and established writers.

  • Do you only accept submissions from established writers?

    • No. We accept submissions from new writers as well, and sometimes give feedback.
  • How quickly are submissions turned around?

    • You can expect most rejections within a few days. If you’ve not heard within two months send us a query. We’ve been known to consider stories for several month . . . apologies if it was you!
  • When should I query the position of my submission?

    • Check here.