There are a lot of talented writers in the world. Maybe you’re one of them.
We want to help increase the exposure of talented writers and get their work in front of readers worldwide, and we’re hoping that you can help. We’d like to start a segment called, “Short Story Sunday”, where we feature a single writer and some of their work each week. While the idea sounds simple, there’s quite a bit we have planned behind the scenes to make it something fun and interesting for readers to look forward to. We’re very close bringing this idea to fruition, but we’re lacking just one thing: writers.
Here’s where you come in.
If you are a writer and would be interested in being featured, we’d invite you to fill out our submission form and let us know. If you’re not a writer, but know someone who is, we’d sincerely appreciate if you would send them a link to this post, or share it to your social media accounts.
Before you submit, check out all of the detail below:
- We do not pay our featured writers – however we do not sell your work, either. While we won’t be paying you cash for your work, we have some other things in store for our featured writers that we hope will make up for it.
- You will retain full ownership and copyrights to your work. Wherever we publish your work to, your name will be right beside it – helping to increase your exposure. The story is still all yours to do with as you wish. If you end up selling the story down the road, we won’t stand in your way.
- Submitting work does not guarantee that you’ll be published or will be a featured writer. We’re looking for high quality work, so don’t expect to have us accept a first draft. We’ll read through your work and if we feel it could use some polishing, we’ll let you know. You can submit as many times as you’d like.
- We can’t say how long it’ll take to hear back from us. Since “Short Story Sunday” is just starting out, we have no idea how many submissions we’ll receive. While we’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible, it’ll all depend on how much we have to read through and on the extent of the critiques and suggestions we might make on ways to strengthen your work before we agree to feature it.
What kind of content are we looking for?
We’re looking for short stories of about 1,000-5,000 words. If you’re wanting to share an excerpt of your novel with us, that would be fantastic. While it probably won’t work for Short Story Sunday, send it to us anyway as that could fit into another segment we’re working on.
We are interested in stories of almost any genre; however, we won’t be publishing anything with graphic sexual references or eroticism. Ideal works will be original and thought-provoking, and while we hope to leave readers with an uplifting experience, we’re always happy to consider works with darker themes. Rest assured that each piece sent to us will get read, and if we feel that your work would not be a good match for this segment, we’ll let you know.
No matter if you’re a seasoned pro who’s been published before or someone we’ve never heard of, we’d love to have you share your work with us and allow us to help you grow!
I hope that this post was enough to explain the concept and answer most of the questions you might have, but if there’s anything still lingering in your mind, feel free to reach out any time and I’d be glad to help out!
Questions of the day: How would you define what it means to be a writer?