Tainted Tea accepts work on a rolling submission basis. We read all year round. If you're willing to submit, we're more than willing to read. Thanks for your interest.
For complete submission guidelines visit our previous blog post. We'd also like to remind you that as time goes on, the editors may change the submission guidelines, so please sure to reread the posts before submitting work.
In the mean time, read this:
"The Professor's Teddy Bear" by Theodore Sturgeon (in Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural Selected by Marvin Kaye).