Submission Guidelines

What We Look For

Written Tales welcomes submissions of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry for our 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 one thousand (1500) words.

Our main goal with this publication is to give new writers and seasoned veterans a voice and platform to gain maximum exposure and help increase their 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 with the goal to, one day, pay all our writers for their submissions. Please keep checking back on our guidelines as we update often.

Our Categories

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

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.

Once your work is accepted to Written Tales, we share your work across multiple social and traditional channels to help you grow your reader and fan base. In return we ask if you reprint after publication in Written Tales you provide a link back to us.

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.

For a list of excellent tools 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 will not be used. All images must include 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, we will schedule them at different times/days to give readers a chance to enjoy your written tales.

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