write for us

Write for Us Who we are, what we accept and how to by Violet Daniels A Thousand Lives

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.


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If your creative work is declined, we ask that you wait three months before submitting again to the same genre. You may have one piece of fiction , one piece of creative nonfiction , and one craft piece under consideration at one time. In the comment box below, please share a brief biography with your experience and let us know why you would like to be considered for the position.

Clarkesworld is a science fiction magazine that has won numerous awards, including 3 Hugo Awards. They pay $0.10 a word for the first 5,000 words, and $.08 cents each word after that. That means a maximum total payment of up to $1,380. This list focuses on short story publishers.

Contributor copies are sent to writers and artists whose work appears in that issue. Contributed articles and guest posts for online publication may be submitted to for review. Please include a brief summary of your proposed article or guest post, or attach a Word document containing a completed article, along with a headshot, bio and any applicable book cover images.

Special consideration is given to technique articles that can be tied to the theme of the issue. Using examples is a vital part of technique articles. Illustrate points with examples—either from your own writing or from well-known works .

I could possibly combine them into longer stories (1 – 3 and 11 – 13 could work as lengthened books). The 23 year old characters might appeal to a younger audience, but the 1990s setting and violent action may not. Hey Andy, looking at publishers who accept erotica should get you started. We don’t have a list of them yet, but googling “erotica publishers” shows a few articles you can check out. There are many, many more paying short story venues out there—no matter what, there’s a home for your work. Or you could always consider self-publishing your stories.