Submissions

 

Submission period is OPEN

15th April – 15th June 2018

 

Our preference is for literary fiction, but we are open to other genres and styles as long as the characters are convincing and the plot compelling. Please read some of the short fiction on the site before submitting, or subscribe to our limited edition chapbooks which you’ll find here. For further details on submissions, please read below.


Please read the rules for submission below before sending us your work.

  1. Submissions must be in English and be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in total.
  2. Entries should be the sole work of the author. We accept translations but only with the written consent from the original author. We accept short stories from anywhere and anyone in the world.
  3. Entries should be 12pt, a regular font, and at least 1.5 spaced.
  4. Please put the title and word count on the first page. Please number the pages.
  5. Do NOT put your name on the document. All reading is blind. 
  6. Your work must not have been previously published online (incl. blogs, journals, websites) or in print (incl. magazines, books, journals). 
  7. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  8. Please submit as a Word Doc or DocX. We do not accept PDF files.
  9. Please submit ONE short story only.
  10. The decision of readers and editors is final. We do not enter into correspondence about decisions.
  11. We do not wish to see stories that are gratuitously violent, sexual, or prejudicial.

Responses should be sent within two weeks. If you have not heard back from us by then, please email Miles: miles@theshortstory.co.uk


Selected writers will be published on the website (date tbc) and offered the choice of a chapbook subscription or £20 to be paid via PayPal (you must have a PayPal account). A few writers will also be offered chapbook publication. 


Please note that we only accept a small percentage of short stories for publication, but if your work is not selected, we will be having further opportunities later in the year. You can also learn about our Readers here.

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Thank you for entrusting us with your work.

TSS Publishing

 

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