Submission Guidelines

What We Look For

Written Tales welcomes submissions of short fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, and poetry for 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 flash fiction and non-fiction work, we prefer stories between fifty (50) to two thousand (2,000) words. Stories greater than two thousand words (2000) we accept on a story by story basis.

Our main goal with this publication is to give new writers and seasoned veterans a voice and platform for maximum exposure to increase their readership fan base.

We do not pay writers for submission at this time. But what you will receive is maximum exposure across multiple social media and traditional channels.

The Written Tales magazine is self-funded. Our goal is to one day pay all our writers for their submissions. Please keep checking back on our guidelines as we do update often. Thank you.

Our Categories

Poetry
Non-Fiction
Short Stories
Flash Fiction

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 also accept previously published work provided you own the rights to the work. Any work submitted must be original and written by you.

Rights

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

Submit As A Guest Writer

To submit one of your creative works, as a Written Tales guest, please fill out the form at this link.

Submit A Written Tales Writer

Becoming a writer for Written Tales is easy.  Sign up by filling out the form at this link.  Once accepted, we will send a welcome email with more information. 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. To help you with this effort many tools are available at little or no cost.

For a list of excellent tools please see:

Adding An Image

Please add a copyright-free image with each submission. If the image is not copyright-free or has the permission of the artist, the submission will not be published. With all images add a credit of 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. If more than one piece is submitted, they will be scheduled at different times/days to give readers a chance to enjoy your written tales.

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