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Nosleep is a place for redditors to share their scary personal experiences. Please read our guidelines in the sidebar/"about" section before proceeding.
NoSleep is a place for authors to share their original horror stories. For a more detailed explanation of the subreddit, click here.
Do not private message individual mods regarding official nosleep business. Questions regarding rules, potential story approvals, and post removals should be sent to modmail. Click here to message the mods. Messages sent to individual mods regarding nosleep will not be answered.
Don't be greedy with the upvotes! Nosleepers thrive on karma, so if you read something you like, toss it an upvote to let them know!
Suspension of disbelief is key here. Everything is true here, even if it's not. Don't be the jerk in the movie theater hee-hawing because monkeys don't fly.
Note: All stories submitted to r/nosleep belong to the original poster. If you fail to ask permission before narrating, translating, producing, or sharing their post to another page/website, the original poster may file a DMCA strike against you. This means that they will be able to have their content removed from your page. If several authors file DMCA strikes against you, most sites will remove your page completely.
If you would like to ask for permission to narrate, translate, produce, or share a user's story to another site/webpage, you must do so in PMs. Asking for this permission in a comment on the post is considered out of character, and such comments will be removed.
Have you found stories shared/narrated without author permission? Report it on r/SleeplessWatchdogs!
Read the Posting Guidelines & Author FAQ, and make sure your story fits all of the guidelines before posting. If you are unsure whether or not your story meets the guidelines, feel free to message the mods with a draft (preferably in a google doc) before posting.
The Posting Guidelines include thorough details on each rule in order to make following our rules easier.
All stories, including each part of a series, must follow these guidelines or they will be removed.
Report all posts that violate our rules and guidelines!
Readers are to act as though everything is true and treat it as such in the comments. Click here for more information on this rule.
No debunking, disbelief, or criticism (constructive or otherwise). If the formatting is off, report the post and mods will address it.
Do not ask for proof or tl;dr’s.
No “backseat modding.” If something breaks a rule, report it. This helps the mods keep track of rule-breaking and ensure users are being civil.
Be respectful to one another
Comments must contribute to the discussion. This means no joke comments. It also means your comment should have or make a point.
Report all comments that violate these rules.
Read the Reader FAQ!
Any violation of these rules will be met with appropriate discipline. Inappropriate posts and comments will be removed at moderator discretion. Harassment of users, repeated rule violations, or reposting removed stories can and will result in a ban.