Submissions

Short Story Avenue is open to submissions! We want to see your best short stories and poetry.

Everyday thousands of stories and poems don’t make it out of the slush pile. Rejection letters build up and great authors don’t get the shine they deserve. Short Story Avenue seeks to be another place to shine that spotlight on those who would otherwise remain in the dark.

We want your weird,

We want your fresh,

We want your original story never told before.

Submissions that were received on or after 10/12/2020: We will pay you $10 if we publish your submission.

When you’re ready to submit, send 1-3 stories or poems in the body of the form & pay the submission fee of $2.99 below.

Be sure to include the name you’d like to appear with your work and also make sure the email includes a brief bio (written in 3rd person) along with any website links you’d like us to include so that readers can explore more of your work.

We will do our best to respond to all submissions within one month of receiving them.

As a growing publication, we hope to one day pay authors more for their work.

For previously unpublished poems, Short Story Avenue will retain First Publishing Rights and all other publishing rights will remain with the poet. We do also accept reprints.

Stories and poems will be posted Tuesdays each month and will be then be added to the archives.