Submission Guidelines

What We Look For

Written Tales welcomes submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry for our audio, digital and print features. We are open to almost any topic you can throw at us. If we feel a piece is not suitable for our publication, we will let you know. When submitting poetry, we enjoy all styles and forms. All we ask is you check your grammar before submission.

For short stories, we prefer stories between fifty (50) to fifteen hundred (1500) words.

Our publications’ main goal, give new and seasoned writers a voice and platform for maximum exposure and help increase their fan base.

Written Tales magazine is self-funded with the goal of, one day, pay all our writers for their submissions. Currently, we do not pay writers for submission. Please keep checking back on our guidelines, as we update often.

The Categories

  • Poetry
  • Flash Fiction
  • Short Stories

What We Accept

We accept creative works you have written and published on your personal profiles, stories in draft form, stories posted on your personal blog or website(s). We will consider previously published work provided you own the rights to the work. Any work submitted must be original and written by you.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting to Written Tales, you are granting us non-exclusive rights, but you, the writer, still own your work. The copyright remains with the author at all times. The rights granted allow us to publish your wonderful work on our online platforms, promotional materials (digital and/or print), digital and/or print publication, and archives to help further promote your work and the Written Tales writers.

Submit to Written Tales

Submitting your work to Written Tales is easy. Just fill out the form at this link and you’re on your way. If we accept the work, we will let you know. If for any reason you do not hear from us within five (5) days, please reach out for a status update.

Edit Your Work

Edit your work before submission, as we will not accept submission with major grammar and spelling errors. Once accepted, we will edit minor issues. To help you with this effort, many tools are available at little or no cost.

To help with editing your work, please see:

Adding An Image

If you add an image with your submission, add one that is copyright free. If the image is not copyright-free or does not have the permission of the artist, the image won’t be used. All images must include a credit for the artist.

To find images without restrictions, please visit:

Depending on the number of submitted works, it can take up to fourteen (14) days for your work to appear.