Where to Submit Short Stories: 25 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work

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Not sure where to send those great short stories you’ve written?

As with writing contests and fellowships, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. To help you figure out where to submit short stories, we’ve put together this guide to 25 publications that publish short fiction. The list includes a mix of publications across various genres and styles, ranging from prestigious, highly competitive options to those specifically seeking new and emerging voices.

While we’ll give you a brief idea of the flavor of each magazine and site, you’ll definitely want to spend some time reading your target publications before submitting to become familiar with the sort of pieces they prefer. And before hitting “send,” make sure you’re not making any of these submission mistakes!

Ready to get started? Here are 25 outlets that publish short stories.

1. The New Yorker

Might as well start with a bang, right? Adding publication in The New Yorker to your portfolio puts you in a whole new league, though it won’t be easy. Author David. B. Comfort calculated the odds of an acceptance at 0.0000416 percent!

It accepts both standard short fiction and humorous short fiction for the “Shouts & Murmurs” section. No word counts are mentioned, though a quick scan of the column shows most pieces are 600 to 1,000 words.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.newyorker.com/about/contact

Deadline: Open

Payment: Huge bragging rights; pay for unsolicited submissions isn’t specified. Who Pays Writers lists several paid pieces, though as of this post’s publication, no information specifically for short stories.

2. The Atlantic

Another highly respected magazine, The Atlantic publishes both big names and emerging writers. Short fiction submissions should be 2,000-10,000 words and writers should stay away from genre fiction (sci fi, romance, etc.). Nonfiction can be 3,500-10,000 words and should deal with the world around you (i.e. literary, art or cultural criticism; reporting or historical/political analysis).

Submission Guidelines: http://www.theatlantic.com/faq/#Submissions

Deadline: Open

Payment: Unsolicited submissions are generally unpaid, although if the editors choose your piece for online content, you may receive $100-$200 depending on genre and length.

3. The Threepenny Review

This quarterly arts magazine focuses on literature, arts and society, memoir and essay. Short stories should be no more than 4,000 words, while submissions to the “Table Talk” section (pithy, irreverent and humorous musings on culture, art, politics and life) should be 1,000 words or less.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html

Deadline: January to June

Payment: $400 for short stories; $200 for Table Talk pieces

4. Zoetrope: All-Story

Founded by Francis Ford Coppola and Adrienne Brodeur in 1997, Zoetrope: All-Story’s mission is “to explore the intersection of story and art, fiction and film” and “form a bridge to storytellers at large, encouraging them to work in the natural format of a short story.” Submissions should be no more than 7,000 words.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.all-story.com/submissions.cgi

Deadline: Open

Payment: None, but this magazine has discovered many emerging writers and published big names like Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez, so publication here could win you some serious “prestige” points.

5. McSweeney’s

Perhaps the best way to describe the kind of content published by Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and its online counterpart, Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, comes straight from their submissions page: “There are no rules.”

That said, we can tell you that McSweeney’s pieces tend to be snarky, offbeat, full of tongue-in-cheek humor and often tie in with current pop culture/societal trends.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/pages/guidelines-for-quarterly-submissions

Deadline: Open

Payment: In keeping with McSweeney’s “no rules” submissions, the only thing its editors disclose is that payment “Fluctuates somewhat. Contributors are paid at the time of publication.”

6. One Story

One Story is just what the name says: a literary magazine that publishes one great short story every three to four weeks, and nothing more.

Its main criteria for a great short story? One “that leaves readers feeling satisfied and [is] strong enough to stand alone.” Stories can be any style or subject but should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit

Deadline: September 1st to May 31st

Payment: $500 plus 25 contributor copies

7. The Antioch Review

The Antioch Review rarely publishes more than three short stories per issue, but its editors are open to new as well as established writers, and authors published here often wind up in Best American anthologies and as the recipients of Pushcart prizes.

To make the cut, editors say, “it is the story that counts, a story worthy of the serious attention of the intelligent reader, a story that is compelling, written with distinction.” Word count is flexible, but pieces tend to be under 5,000.

Submission Guidelines: http://review.antiochcollege.org/guidelines

Deadline: Fiction submissions are currently closed until September 2015 due to backlog. (They’re normally open except for the period of June 1st to September 1st.)

Payment: $20/printed page plus 2 contributor copies


Thought-provoking is the name of the game if you want to get published in AGNI. Its editors look for pieces that hold a mirror up to the world around us and engage in a larger, ongoing cultural conversation about nature, mankind, the society we live in and more.

There are no word limits, but shorter is generally better; “the longer a piece is, the better it needs to be to justify taking up so much space in the magazine,” say the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.bu.edu/agni/submit.html

Deadline: Open except for the period of June 1st to August 31st (unless you’re a subscriber, in which case you can submit year-round)

Payment: $20 per printed page (up to a max of $300) plus a year’s subscription, two contributor’s copies and four gift copies. (These rates are double AGNI’s standard ones through 2015, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Check back in 2016 to see if doubled rates still apply.)

9. Barrelhouse

Published by an independent nonprofit literary organization, Barrelhouse’s biannual print journal  and online issue seek to “bridge the gap between serious art and pop culture.” Its editors look for quality writing that’s also edgy and funny — as they say, they “want to be your weird Internet friend.”

The upcoming print issue will have a special “riot” theme for pieces that deal with everything from civil disobedience to rowdy sports fans; the rest of the issue will be un-themed. The upcoming online issue will focus on all things ‘90s. There’s no hard word count, but try to keep your submission under 8,000 words.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.barrelhousemag.com/#!submissions/cx9l

Deadline: The online issue’s deadline is unspecified. The print journal’s deadline just passed on May 1, so keep an eye out for the next issue’s theme and deadline.

Payment: $50 plus two contributor copies (print journal); unpaid (online issue)

10. Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review publishes work by writers of all genres and at all points of their careers. Its editors want “work that has energy,” that is “rich in language and plot structure” and “that’s not just ecstatic, but that makes is reader feel ecstatic, too.” Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be no more than 40 double-spaced pages.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.cincinnatireview.com/#/submissions/guidelines

Deadline: August 15 to March 15

Payment: $25 per double-spaced page

11. The First Line

This cool quarterly is all about jumpstarting that pesky writer’s block. Each issue contains short fiction stories (300-5,000 words) that each begin with the same pre-assigned first line. You can also write a nonfiction critical essay (500-800 words) about your favorite first line from a piece of literary work.

If you really want to get ambitious, you can also write a four-part story that uses each of that year’s first lines (which is due by the next year’s Spring issue deadline). To find each issue’s assigned first line, check out the submission guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Deadline: February 1 (Spring); May 1 (Summer); August 1 (Fall); November 1 (Winter)

Payment: $25 to $50 (fiction); $25 (nonfiction)

12. The Georgia Review

Another one high on the prestige list, The Georgia Review features a wide variety of essays, fiction, book reviews and more across a wide range of topics. You can read specific requirements for each in the submission guidelines below, but the common theme among them all is quality, quality, quality. Bear in mind submitting requires a $3 processing fee if you’re not a subscriber.

Submission Guidelines: http://garev.uga.edu/submissions.html

Deadline: Open except for the period of May 15th to August 15th

Payment: $50 per printed page


13. Boulevard Magazine

Boulevard Magazine is always on the lookout for “less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise.” It accepts fiction pieces up to 8,000 words (note: no science fiction, erotica, westerns, horror, romance or children’s stories) and nonfiction (essays, interviews, etc.) up to 8,000 words. There is a submission fee of $3.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/projects.html

Deadline: Open except for the period of May 1st to October 1st

Payment: $100 to $300

14. Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura is a biannual independent literary journal that publishes contemporary literary fiction and photography. Fiction should be between 250 and 8,000 words, although its editors have made exceptions for the occasional “exceptional novella” between 12,000 and 30,000 words.

You can also try your hand at a “Bridge the Gap” piece, where you review the current photo gallery and construct a story that “takes the reader on an unexpected journey from the first image to the next.”

Submission Guidelines: http://www.obscurajournal.com/guidelines.php

Deadline: Submissions for the upcoming issue are closed. Stay tuned to the guidelines page to find out when the next deadline is announced.

Payment: $1,000 to one featured writer published in each issue, as determined by the editors; all other contributors receive two copies of the issue in which they are published. $50 for best Bridge the Gap piece.

15. Crazyhorse

Open to a wide variety of fiction from mainstream to avant-garde, Crazyhorse has no limitations on style or form. If you’ve got something people haven’t seen before and won’t be able to forget, its editors are looking for it.

Crazyhorse also accepts nonfiction of any sort, including memoirs, journal entries, obituaries, etc. — we told you it’s open to anything! Keep your word count between 2,500 and 8,500 words.

Submission Guidelines: http://crazyhorse.cofc.edu/submit/

Deadline: Open for submissions from September 1st to May 31st, except for the month of January (when they only accept entries for their Crazyhorse Prizes)

Payment: $20 per printed page (up to a max of $200)

16. Story

Story Magazine is — you guessed it — all about the story, whatever shape it takes. Each issue is based around a theme, but its editors encourage writers to think outside the box when it comes to how to address that theme — fiction, nonfiction, hybrid forms, “hermit-crab essays” and more are all up for consideration. The upcoming print issue will deal with climate change, while the online theme is currently “monsters” ((with “migration” up next).

Submission Guidelines: http://www.storymagazine.org/submit/

Deadline: July 15th (print magazine); unspecified (online issue)

Payment: $20 per page (up to a max of $200)

17. Vestal Review

Prefer to keep your short stories extremely short? Vestal Review publishes flash fiction of no more than 500 words. Its editors are open to all genres except for sappy romance, hard science fiction and children’s stories, and they have a special fondness for humor. R-rated content is OK, but stay away from anything too racy, gory or obscene.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.vestalreview.net/Guidelines41.html

Deadline:  Submission periods are February to May and August to November

Payment: 10 cents per word (for stories up to 100 words); 5 cents per word (101-200 words); 3 cents per word (201-500 words). “Stories of great merit” in their estimation can receive up to a $25 flat fee.

18. Flash Fiction Online

Flash Fiction Online allows for slightly longer flash stories — between 500 and 1,000 words. Its editors like sci-fi and fantasy but are open to all genres. As with Vestal, stay away from the heavier stuff like erotica and violence. As of March 1, 2015, FFO accepts previously published works.

Submission Guidelines: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/submission-guidelines/

Deadline: Open

Payment: $60 per story

19. Black Warrior Review

Black Warrior Review publishes a mix of work by up-and-coming writers and nationally known names. Fiction pieces of up to 7,000 words should be innovative, challenging and unique; its editors value “absurdity, hybridity, the magical [and] the stark.”

BWR also accepts flash fiction under 1,000 words and nonfiction pieces (up to 7,000 words) that examine and challenge beliefs and boundaries.

Submission Guidelines: http://bwr.ua.edu/submit/guidelines/

Deadline: Submission periods are December 1 to March 1 and June 1 to September 1

Payment: A one-year subscription to BWR and a nominal lump-sum fee (amount not disclosed on their guidelines)

20. The Sun Magazine

The Sun Magazine offers some of the biggest payments we’ve seen, and while its guidelines specifically mention personal writing and provocative political/cultural pieces, they also say editors are “open to just about anything.”

Works should run no more than 7,000 words. Submit something the editors love, and you could get a nice payday.

Submission Guidelines: http://thesunmagazine.org/about/submission_guidelines/writing

Deadline: Open

Payment: A one-year subscription plus $300 to $2,500 (nonfiction) or $300 to $1,500 (fiction). The Sun also accepts previously published pieces, though you’ll only get half the standard fee.

21. Virginia Quarterly (VQR)

A diverse publication that features both award-winning and emerging writers, VQR accepts short fiction (2,000 to 10,000 words) but is not a fan of genre work like romance, sci-fi, etc. It also takes nonfiction (3,500 to 10,000 words) like travel essays that examine the world around us.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.vqronline.org/about-vqr/submissions

Deadline: Submission periods are June 15 to July 31 and October 1 to November 15. VQR also accepts nonfiction pitches from June 15 to December 1.

Payment: 25 cents a word for prose published in their journal; $100 to $200 for content published online

22. Ploughshares

Ploughshares’ award-winning literary journal is published by Boston’s Emerson College. They accept fiction and nonfiction under 6,000 words and require a $3 service fee if you submit online (it’s free to submit by mail, though they prefer digital submissions).

Submission Guidelines: https://www.pshares.org/submit/journal/guidelines

Deadline: Submission period is June 1 at noon EST to January 15 at noon EST

Payment: $25 per printed page (for a minimum of $50 per title and a maximum of $250 per author)

23. Shimmer

Shimmer “encourages authors of all backgrounds to write stories that include characters and settings as diverse and wondrous as the people and places of the world we live in.”

Traditional sci-fi and fantasy need not apply; Shimmer’s editors are after contemporary fantasy and “speculative fiction” with strong plots, characters and emotional core — the more unique the better. Keep your stories under 7,500 words (4,000 words is around the sweet spot).

Submission Guidelines: http://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/

Deadline: Open

Payment: 5 cents a word (for a minimum of $50)

24. Daily Science Fiction

Sci-fi and fantasy writers, this one’s for you. Daily Science Fiction is looking for character-driven fiction, and the shorter, the better. While their word count range is 100 to 1,500 words, they’re especially eager to get flash fiction series (several flash stories based around a central theme).

Submission Guidelines: http://dailysciencefiction.com/submit

Deadline: Open except for the period between December 24 to January 2

Payment: 8 cents per word for initial publication on their site, plus an additional 5 cents per word if your work is selected for one of their themed anthologies

25. Ideomancer

Ideomancer accepts speculative fiction that “explores the edges of ideas; stories that subvert, refute and push the limits.” This could mean experimenting with narrative, tone, structure, character, emotion, “ruthlessness” — you name it. Non-traditional formats like hyperfiction get bonus points. Keep your word count under 7,000.

Submission Guidelines: http://www.ideomancer.com/?page_id=20

Deadline: Submission periods are December to January, March to April, June to July and September to October

Payment: 3 cents per word (up to a maximum of $40)

Where to find more places to submit your short stories

These 25 magazines and online publications are just a small subset of what’s out there. For more potential places to share your short fiction, check out the following resources, several of which helped us compile this list:

Do you write short stories? Where have you submitted them?

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  1. I don’t write many short stories, so it’s no surprise I didn’t know most of the outlets you listed.

    What is a surprise is that there are so many of them and that so many of them pay for short stories. That is a refreshing piece of news!

    Thanks for the list and for the additional resources.

    Best wishes,


  2. Thanks for posting this list. A few of these publications are including on the market listings I usually frequent.

    I’m surprised to see that so many still charge a submission fee.

  3. I think to publish the story in New York Times magazine is a dream and honor for every writer. Even though it’s not paid it has so many benefits.

  4. Another brilliant list, Kelly. Many thanks. I’d add Slice because the pay is good: http://www.slicemagazine.org/submit-your-work/#.VV-JU0aX8dU and also Glimmer Train, whose standard category (no submission fee) is open until 31st May. They pay $700 for fiction: http://www.glimmertrain.com/standard.html

  5. An excellent round up, though I’m astonished that The New Yorker doesn’t pay for short stories.

    • We couldn’t find any information on pay specifically for short stories. I’ve updated the entry with a link to the Who Pays Writers submissions for the magazine, and maybe readers can chime in if they know of pay for short stories.

      TWL Assistent Editor

  6. I’ve heard that The New Yorker does pay. Maybe that’s a rumor? Do you know for sure that they don’t?

  7. Great list!

    Another good place to submit is Glimmer Train. A couple of times a year, they also look for new writers who haven’t yet published.

  8. While we don’t pay for submissions, we always accept short stories, poetry, chapters and more. We also run a few contests a year with a small entry fee and decent cash prizes and publication in the annual anthology.

    We are currently open for submissions. Our guidelines and all the good stuff can be found at http://eatsleepwrite.net/submissions. While you’re there check out the current contest and enter your piece!

  9. Great list with lots of options. It gets my creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi there!

    I’m the EIC of print magazine The Intentional. We are on the lookout for great short stories, and we pay a little for them, too! Please check us out – http://www.theintentional.com.


  11. Thanks for the updates. Which sites deal with poetry as well.

  12. Michelle says:

    Great list of heavy hitters. These are terrific publications, but most of them are extremely tough to crack and several only really consider agented submissions (even if their guidelines say otherwise). I think emerging writers should also submit to smaller magazines that are open to work by unpublished or not-widely-published writers (like Fiction Attic!). As a NYT bestselling author with four novels and two story collections under my belt , I know that my chances of getting into the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope, or Boulevard are exceedingly slim. Unpublished writers may find a home for their work at reputable, university-sponsored magazines, which are often run by MFA candidates and may be more serious about reading unsolicited, unagented submissions.

  13. Thanks for this nice list You really did very good efforts to collect this sites. It will helpful to everyone.

    Keep Sharing. 🙂

  14. We’d happily add Ruminate Magazine to this list! We pay $15 per 400 words and we don’t charge a submission fee. http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/

  15. Sherifa Jaffar says:

    nice but what about us who write articles….I do not have a place to publish articles

  16. I am in newzealand.Can I still submit?

  17. Done and done. Fairly good morning’s work. Writ the a story full all of cleverness and have subsequent sent it to most of the above places. I’m not sure as I’ve done the thing quite right, but I’ve done a thing that gives me courage, and there’s rightness in that alone.

    Thanks for doing the research. Good luck with your empire. I hope you reign mos’ imperial. You’ve got the right sort of organized mind for it, if you’ve nothing else.

  18. Great list: thorough and inspiring.

    I published an essay in skirt! magazine last year. They pay $200 for a piece on a monthly theme; the staff are kind and helpful.


    • Might need some help Steph. I have written many essays and short real life snippets, in fact, I have enuf to put into a whole book but I don’t know what the heck to call all these stories!! Little snippets of true life stories, lots and lots of them. I don’t know who to submit to or how to go about all this.

  19. Thanks for this resource. Sadly a few places there are restricted to residents of the USA only

  20. I have a piece I’d like to send to The Sun for their Readers Write category. What do they pay for that? I know what they pay in the other sections, but Readers Write isn’t mentioned. Love going thru this list….lots of places to explore. Thanks!

    • I just got an email from The Sun in response to the question of whether they pay for material you send them for the Readers Write section. The answer is “no” 🙁 This from Holly McKinney of The Sun:

      Thanks for writing. We don’t pay for pieces published in the Readers Write section. Authors receive 2 copies of the issue in which their piece appears and a complimentary 1 year subscription.
      Holly McKinney
      Office Manager, The Sun”

  21. Chris McCormick says:

    Im a Amateur writer, hooked on creativity and i was looking for a place to try and submit some work and get my name out there. so i looked and found this interesting resource so thank you for showing me something interesting. But i do have a question… Im am curently writing a murder mystery that has some mature content as well as gore(in retrospect) would something like that be to much to submit to these?

  22. You have published great list. As a magazine publisher I think this is very valuable list. Thank for sharing.

  23. good post

  24. I found this website online and submitted to them. They rejected my story for publication, but I was surprised with how thoughtful they were. Instead of just saying sorry, not accepted, they actually gave me a critique of my story. They were nice about it too. I thought that was cool, considering no one else bothers to do that that I have come across. Anyhow, they don’t charge for submission.

  25. Great list. I’m up here in snowy Canada trying to get my short stories published and make some money to boot.

    Have short stories actually made a comeback?

    Good luck writers

  26. I sold my first piece of fiction 20 years ago, at age 19. Absolutely everything has changed since then and none of it for the better. I used to get paid $1, sometimes $2 a word for long feature articles. Now, I’m lucky to get a free contributor’s copy and an expired receipt coupon for Burger King.
    Fortunately, the negative karmic repercussions generated by any literary publication scurrilous enough to demand mordida before they will deign to read your work ,whether they call it an “entry fee,” “reading fee” or “staple recycling fee”, can all die in a rainy parking lot waiting for an ambulance. For their filthy collection plates full of lucre goes directly to support Satan’s personal projects, like paying Lena Dunham for 3,000 glial cell-mutilating words about a life-sized Cookie Monster going down on her… Where was I? Oh. Trying to figure out how I will eat tomorrow. I can’t even afford to to live in the USA any longer, so I moved South of the Border. But, yes, I’m going to get right on that piece for the New Yorker. Realize, $20 per printed page is less than 10 cents per word. Still…it beats real work.

    is such a blisteringly hateful practice that

    • This. This, this, this, THIS.

      I submitted a piece for the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Awards one year. My piece–entirely in the spirit of Algren, involving addiction and the reality of street-living–was rejected in favor of a handful of stories about, variously:

      -a singing goat
      -a couple of bickering old women
      -a jumping frog (never heard that one before…*cough Twain cough*)
      -four pages describing a woman eating flan

      If Nelson Algren weren’t dead already, he’d have surely killed himself upon learning what that magazine has done to his name and legacy.

  27. Africanne says:

    Hi am from Kenya and your article has really enlightened me and so like we say it back home.. Asante sana(thanks alot)

  28. Lacey Chapman says:

    Why do so many places not accept Children Fiction Storries? I am also little confused about how to write fiction about the current culture if it only applys to adults and not teens or kids? Any Suggestions? Thx – Lacey (teen who wants to be an author one day!)

  29. Thanks for the wonderful list. Can you suggest any magazines that are interested in publishing Kafkaesque material?

  30. Madison Broughton says:

    Hi, I’m Madison Broughton and i’m an 11 year old short story author.
    I want to talk with some of you so we exchange ideas.

  31. Hi,

    Cultured Vultures also accept short story submissions: http://culturedvultures.com/short-story-submissions/

    Could also be some money involved!

  32. thanx and glad to find such awide world of online publications especially aroom for fresh writers…i wan to know are these publishers give room for eastern writers, say indian fresh writers?

  33. Kavyashree Mahanta says:

    Happy to learn all about these . I am a humble short story writer from Assam , the eastern province of India . Will these magazines room for writers from India ? shall I be able to send contributions ?Because being a creative writer in my country is not a matter of financial comfort . but here the writers can take up diverse subject matters which may enchant the readers from different part of the globe and the writers will be fortunate to get a wider readership

  34. Hi Kelly,

    We love your website! We wondered how we might be able to get The Masters Review listed on this page? http://www.mastersreview.com

    Please LMK thanks!

  35. Faye Graham says:

    I have a question.. If I want to submit short, true funny stories, do I submit to all of the places or just one at a time? And how long do I wait for them to respond? Do these places, actually respond with a denial or acceptance? Id hate to submit to more than one, and more than one accepts. Which they will:)

  36. Amit Roy Chowdhury says:

    I am from India. My stories wonder around the life and time of my country which is full of diversity. Do these 25 publication houses accepts fictions / essays from Indian authors who write in English?

  37. fatima munshi says:

    i dont understand. some people have the chance to write and some people dont. i think we need to change this. writing doesent need to be paid for or to be won.it has its own personality like we have ours. nobody would like it if they were won or if they were bought with money.people dont treat writing with respect. thats what i want to change. so please pass this message onto others.everybody should treat writing and books the way they want to be treated.so please change this. im not happy and neither are other people. why? why are you ruining the thing you use. so please spread this message to others aruond you and tell them to tell the people around them. forward this message to as many people as possible. some people might not like what ive said so sorry to those people.

  38. I really hope I can have my stories published. I am just scared of frauds and fees that might be collected.

  39. Jwal Patel says:

    How can I be assured that there would be no any wrong use of my story

  40. Levashen Govender says:

    Hello my name is levashen I am 13 and write short stories when I am inspired I have two short stories that I have completed. I love to write short stories because it takes up my free time and I also write about my dreams.

  41. Perhaps you would consider adding http://www.shortstories101.com to the list? I’m the head developer on the site and I can safely say that a lot of work goes in to the website, enabling budding authors of short stories and poems to publish their work online! 🙂

  42. Kawther says:

    is it available for non American people who live in other countries?

  43. Liliana Torres says:

    I hace beben writing since I Washington thirteen Heard old. I am Puertorrican, born in the US. I writing in Spanish and English, I hace submitted muy shorts stories and novels but I have no luck. I am going to try in the English languague for the first time, I am scared and worried. I have published a book it Israel at Amazon. It is called La Guardiana. I am open to advise.

  44. Liliana Torres says:

    I have been writing since I Washington thirteen Heard old. I am Puertorrican, born in the US. I writing in Spanish and English, I hace submitted muy shorts stories and novels but I have no luck. I am going to try in the English languague for the first time, I am scared and worried. I have published a book it is at Amazon. It is called La Guardiana. I am open to advise.

  45. how we can start?

  46. Fatima Asra says:


    Thanks for sharing this information. I was looking around for something like this. I have been writing all my life, poetry and articles but never tried my luck in the freelance writing.

    Working on a few short stories. Your article is of great help 🙂


  47. idoemancer is not accepting submissions since june 2015 … is the website closed?

  48. There is another place where you can submit your short stories. Pic-N-Story WebMagazine, A Creative Global WebMagazine. http://www.picnstory.com

  49. Kazem Soltani(Lekyamim) says:

    I’m an Iranian writer and have written many literary works and the last one is about the horrific events surrounding the Auschwitz camp. I have also written stories in relation to legends namely Alexander Pushkin,Wolfgang Goethe, Alexander Hamilton and Ernest Hemingway. I always have great goal in my life and strive to achieve huge success, however none of them have been fruitful due to unsuitable cultural environment in my country Iran.
    I wished that I could have published my stories and present my works to a wide audience around the world. I wonder if you could help me.



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