We welcome your creative contributions to our Halloween-themed issue Please review the following guidelines before submitting your work.

What we're looking for:

In Search of Spooky

Submitting to Cavalletto magazine is your ticket to showcase your creativity and talent to a wide and appreciative audience. We welcome submissions from artists, writers, travelers, DIY enthusiasts, and musicians who are passionate about what they do. Whether you have a spine-tingling Halloween story, a hauntingly beautiful artwork, a travel adventure that sent shivers down your spine, a crafty DIY project with a macabre twist, or eerie music compositions, we want to hear from you! Our Halloween special edition is the perfect opportunity to share your unique creations and experiences with the world. Join us in making this issue a celebration of all things creative and spooky. Don’t miss your chance to become a part of our community and see your work featured in our pages. Submit today and let your talent shine!

Submission Guidelines

Art Submissions:

  • Accepting various forms of visual art, including paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and photography.
  • Images should be high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) and submitted in JPEG or PNG format.
  • Include a brief artist statement and a short description of the artwork’s Halloween inspiration. Between 50 to 250 words
  • Maximum of 7 pieces of art per artist.

Literature Submissions:

  • Accepting short stories, poems, essays, and creative non-fiction.
  • Submissions should be in standard manuscript format (double-spaced, 12-point font).
  • Include a brief author bio.
  • Short Stories: Short stories can range from 1,000 to 5,000 words. This range allows for a complete narrative while keeping readers engaged in a single sitting.
  • Poetry: Poetry submissions can vary in length, anywhere from 3 to 100 lines, depending on style and complexity.
  • Essays: Essays should be well-crafted and concise. Aim for a word count between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Selected work from your published book: If you have a selection from a book you’ve self-published and want to share and excerpt. Aim for a word count between 1,000 and 5,000 words.

Travel Submissions:

  • Seeking travel articles and personal experiences related to haunted or spooky destinations.
  • Include high-quality images related to your travel experience.
  • Share practical tips, recommendations for fellow travelers, and your personal experience.
  • 800 to 2,000 words for shorter pieces and 2,000 to 3,500 words for more extensive travel narratives.

 DIY Submissions:

  • Accepting DIY projects and tutorials for Halloween-themed crafts, decorations, costumes, and recipes.
  • Include step-by-step instructions, materials list, and high-resolution images of the finished project.
  • Specify the difficulty level of the DIY project.
  • The length of DIY tutorials will depend on the complexity of the project. For simple projects, 300 to 1,000 words may suffice, while more involved tutorials can range from 1,000 to 2,500 words.

Music Submissions:

  • Accepting original Halloween-themed music compositions.
  • Submit audio files in MP3 or WAV format.
  • Include a brief musician/artist bio and a description of the inspiration behind the composition.
  • It’s possible Cavalletto magazine may ask to do a short interview with a number of submitting Musicians.

General Guidelines:

  • All submissions should embrace the Halloween/Fall theme.
  • Submissions must be original works.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • By submitting your work, you grant Cavalletto Magazine the right to publish it in both print and digital formats.
  • Contributors will be published in an upcoming issue of Cavalletto Magazine.

Submission Process:

  • Email your submissions to
  • In the subject line, specify the category of your submission (e.g., “Art Submission – [Your Name]”).
  • Include your contact information, including your name, email address, and phone number.
  • There is no entry fee!

Response and Publication:

  • Our editorial team will review all submissions and respond by October 16th 2023.
  • If accepted, contributors will be notified and provided with further details about the publication process.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, style, and formatting.

Usage Rights:

By submitting your artwork, writing, music, tutorials, or any other content (collectively referred to as ‘the work’) to Cavalletto Magazine, you grant us non-exclusive rights to publish, reproduce, distribute, and display the work in both print and online formats. We will provide appropriate attribution to you, the creator, whenever your work is featured. Please note that we may make necessary modifications to the work to fit our publication standards for both print and online presentation. You retain copyright ownership of your work, and by participating in this contest, you grant us permission to distribute the collection as part of our magazine. Compensation for your contribution consists of being featured in our print magazine.

If, for any reason, you wish to withdraw your submission, please contact us at before October 20th, 2023 when the magazine will be finalized. All disputes related to these usage rights shall be resolved in the United States legal jurisdiction.


The way we are able to make print copies of this magazine is via Amazon self publishing. We take the submissions and the ones that make it into the final draft of Cavalletto are uploaded as an anthology of submitted work. They are sold and delivered via Amazon. Cavalletto Magazine doesn’t have enough incoming cash flow to afford to print our issues the traditional way. If this is a problem then it would probably be better better to skip this submission.

Thank you for considering Cavalletto Magazine for your Halloween-themed contributions. We look forward to celebrating the spooky season with your creative work!

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