Thuggish Itch is our horror and sci-fi anthology collection.

Home to your horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction stories. 


Current theme:



Our favourite time of the day are those few hours between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am. After midnight is when all the fun starts, and when things will often go bump in the night. They don't call it the witching hour for nothing...

For this collection, we are looking for stories that take place between the hours of midnight and 5:00am.

Thuggish Itch is our horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction collection. Please make sure that your story falls within one of these genres. Be original. We also encourage new and unpublished writers to take the leap and get in touch.

Please ensure that you read through the general guidelines and format your submission accordingly. If you have any specific questions please contact us using the form on the home page or via the listed social media accounts.

To help make sure that your submission gets to the correct place, please include the following in the subject line of your email: Thuggish Itch - Midnight- Story Title.

  • Word count: 1000 - 5000 words
  • Deadline: May 31 2023
  • Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words

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