Where to Submit Short Stories: 30 Magazines and Online Publications

Anton Chekhov is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short stories of all time, having written over five hundred short stories in addition to his plays and Novellas. Some of his most famous short stories include ‘The Lady with the Dog’, ‘Vanka’ and ‘Ward No.6’. Much like his plays, these stories range from being dark comedies to dealing with harsh modern themes of their day.

We are currently accepting submissions for our next online theme, WISDOM. Many sites allow you to submit stories that have been submitted elsewhere as well, giving you greater opportunity to be published. You may also submit translations of short stories originally written in other languages. You can submit previously published stories here as well.

If your genre has a lot of interested, voracious readers, you might be able to bring in passive income with repeated sales. Plus, it’ll get you into the habit of shipping your work and seeking feedback from readers. That’ll help with cultivating a habit of writing and publishing short stories. The first 3 sites we’re listing are actually platforms for finding opportunities to sell short stories.

There are both small niche publishers and large publications accepting submissions year-round. We’re dedicated to helping freelance writers succeed. We send you reviews of freelance writing companies, assignments, and articles to help build your writing career. You can view our privacy policyhere, and our disclaimer.

They want developed characters that people relate to and a plot that finishes. This site, which pays $80 per original story, even welcomes reprinted pieces but does pay less for these. There’s no limit on how many times you can submit to DD, however, we cannot accept more than one piece per writer per month. The exception to this rule is a collection of poems, which we may be able to combine into one post. Your submission must not have been published on any other writing platform, aside from personal blogs and websites. If your submission has been previously published on your personal blog, please provide us with a link to the post.

East of the Web Short Stories is an open submission site and we are always on the look-out for fresh new voices. We continue to read all the submissions we receive and judge them on the quality of the writing, regardless of the author’s commercial experience. However, the standard of submissions is extremely high and you will be up against authors who take their writing seriously. Take time to read some of the stories on the site and if you think you have what it takes, we’d love to hear from you. Accepted authors receive a page on the site where readers can access all the author’s stories as well as biographical or event information, story background and links. Any comments posted to the site relating to your submission will be made available to you.

One “that leaves readers feeling satisfied and strong enough to stand alone.” Stories can be any style or subject but should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words. It accepts both standard short fiction as well as humorous short fiction for the “Shouts & Murmurs” section. No word counts are mentioned, though a quick scan of the column shows most pieces are 600 to 1,000 words. We accept first world eBook, print and audiobook rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights for our published anthologies.

CRAFT holds first serial publication rights for three months after publication. Authors agree not to publish, nor authorize or permit the publication of, any part of the material for three months following CRAFT’s first publication. For reprints we ask for acknowledgement of its publication in CRAFT first. Our entire fiction library can be found in our Fiction Section.

15 1 0 4000 1 300 0