We accept short stories and creative nonfiction. We pay authors up to $50 for accepted submissions.
We are more likely to accept stories within the 3,000 word range, although we are open to making exceptions. There is no minimum length.
We consider simultaneous submissions. Include a note indicating that the work is a simultaneous submission. If the story is accepted elsewhere please notify us immediately.
Send your best work. Include the author’s name and the word count at the top of the first page.
All work should be previously unpublished unless it has appeared only on a personal website. If it has, please let us know. We accept multiple and simultaneous submissions. We require first rights for publishing work on our website, as well as the right to publish in other types of media should we decide to do so.
Stories that moralize or preach we find often lead to dead ends, instead we prefer to publish content that explores questions, opens readers’ perspectives, and possibly even prompts the reader to respond creatively in turn.
Some genres that we like (not limited to)
• Humor—stories about the quirks of human nature
• Fantasy and imaginative fiction
• Narrative nonfiction, such as memoir and personal stories/essays
• Science fiction
• Historical fiction
• We would recommend finding another publisher for Young Adult fiction
Style—We like stories that are valuable in the following ways:
• Good at classic plot, character, and setting
• Entertaining and enjoyable
• Imaginative and creative
• Thoughtful and insightful
Submit stories using the form below:
Our goal is the encourage and cultivate writers’ skills. If we do not accept a story, we always respond with feedback. If you are looking for more ways to hone your skill as a writer, we offer monthly critiques sessions. Learn about critique sessions here.