We are open to free submissions several times a year, but our "tip jar" submissions are open year round. If you opt for a tip jar submission, your fee will go toward the cost of things like maintaining our website, printing anthologies, and paying contest winners. Thank you!
Please only submit one story at a time unless your individual submissions are under 1,000 words in which case you may send up to three pieces in one file. Our response time is within 2-3 months.
Our word limit for general submissions is approximately 5,000 words. If you happen to see a story that is much longer than this limit, it means we solicited it or that it was a contest winner or finalist. Please send .Doc or .PDF formats only.
We acquire First North American serial rights, which return to the author upon publication. This means that we only accept unpublished, original work. We do ask that we be noted in any future re-printings. We do not count sites like Facebook or Myspace as previously published but do ask that if your work is available to the general public (i.e. on a blog) that you remove it or set your privacy settings accordingly prior to submission.