Open Submission — The Prompt

Apr. 20, 2022 ~ May. 8, 2022

Theme to Use: Remembrance
Form to use: short story or poem


Write a short story or poem using the theme “Remembrance.”

The action of remembering something: 

  • the action of remembering the dead, especially in a ceremony
  • a memory or recollection
  • a thing kept or given as a reminder or in commemoration of someone:


  1. One (1) submission per entry. Submission with more than one will not be accepted.
  2. Short stories must be between 50 and 1500 words max.
  3. All work submitted must be original and written by you, the author. We primarily seek unpublished work for our chapbooks. We will consider work that has appeared on your personal blog or website. We will consider previously published in another publication that is now inactive or closed, provided you own the rights. Please highlight if applicable.
  4. Entries with basic spelling or grammar errors will be rejected. Please double-check your work before submitting.
  5. Submissions that are not formatted will be rejected. Please add line and paragraph breaks before submitting.
  6. Please include your name or pen name, bio, and website in the form below as we list it in the “Writers Bio” section.
  7. All selected authors for the Chapbook will receive a copy of the e-book edition via a download link.
  8. You must read and agree to the disclaimer below to submit your work.

Written Tales magazine is self-funded; we are not able to pay for submission at this time. Please keep checking back as we update our guidelines often. To learn more about the magazine, please read our about page.

Selected work will appear on our website with a chance to be featured in our Written Tales Chapbook. They’re available to paid subscribers in pdf format. Those featured will receive a free copy.

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Submission Closed