Open Submission — Chapbook vol. VII

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

Jan. 28, 2023 ~ Feb. 28, 2023


As we set our sights on the new year, it’s time to reflect on what life means to us. How does it make us feel, the emotions it places upon our hearts, good or bad? Chapbook Volume VII centers on the theme “Life” and how it relates to you.

Is it:

  • A memory,
  • religious experience,
  • an emotional experience,
  • finding love,
  • a story we can all relate to,
  • or maybe just the realities you face daily?

No matter what it may be, submit your piece and let us see what life means to you.

Guidelines For .

  1. One (1) submission per entry. Multiple entries are welcome. Submission with more than one entry per form will not be accepted.
  2. Short stories cannot be over 1500 words max.
  3. All work submitted must be original and written by you, the author. We seek unpublished work for our chapbooks.
  4. No A.I. derived work allowed of any kind.
  5. Entries with basic spelling or grammar errors will be rejected. Please double-check your work before submitting.
  6. Submissions not properly formatted will be rejected. Please add paragraph breaks before submitting.
  7. Please include your name or pen name, bio, and website in the form below as we list it in the “Writers Bio” section. Bio should be written in the third person. If bio is missing, we will not consider your submission for publication.
  8. All selected authors for the Chapbook will receive a copy of the e-book edition via a download link.
  9. All selected authors considered for the Chapbook will receive a 7 days subscription to all content (e-Book’s available only to paid subscribers) on if they have not had a previous free trial subscription.
  10. 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 multiple digital formats. Those authors selected for the Chapbook will receive a free digital copy.

If you have any questions, please contact us. To see a sample of previous editions, check them out on

Submissions Open for Chapbook VII

Email is required in case we need to contact you about your submission.


Only one entrty per submission. If more than one added, it will be rejected.
Please add two line breaks between each paragraph. 1,500 Words Max.
If accepted, your entry would be read on the Written Tales Magazine podcast.
A few sentences you would like the world to know about you. 280 characters max.
Link to where others can see your work online.
If you choose yes, we will add you to our newsletter and you will recieve a welcome email.
By clicking yes, you agree when submitting to Written Tales; you are granting us first publication and non-exclusive rights, but you, the writer, still own your work. The copyright always remains with the author. First publication rights grant us a 30-day period wherein the work is not published elsewhere. Non-Exclusive rights allow us to publish your wonderful work on our online platforms, social media channels, audio, digital and/or print publications, promotional materials (audio, digital and/or print), and archives to help further promote your work and the Written Tales writers.
All tips are greatly appreciated! They help us run and maintain the Written Tales Magazine.

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