Lit Up: Submission Guidelines

Updated June 2019

DiAmaya Dawn
Jun 14, 2019 · 6 min read
Image by Kaori Nagata (Website, Instagram)

Welcome to Lit Up — The Land of Little Tales!

Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry — in brief, your own legend.

First, a few words about Lit Up’s content:

What do we publish?

Please note: there is absolutely no way we will ever publish a piece that contains racism, sexism, or hate talk in any form.

Please read our editor’s advice on writing:

“On Writing”

The Submission Process

A few words on what’s happening backstage:


Acceptances and Rejections

Please allow some time for review and publication. We are doing the best we can.

The best stories of each month will be featured in Lit Up’s newsletter and some will be offered an audio recording as well!

How to submit and general submission guidelines

Once we have added you as a writer:

Create a new story and paste your text.
Add tags and a picture (don’t forget to provide the source).

***Please do not publish your draft. All published drafts will be rejected.

In other words, every story should:

  • Be a draft
  • Have tags that determine its genre and content. (Fiction, nonfiction, short story, flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, romance, horror…)
  • Have a featured image and its source (You can find some free images on Pixabay, Unsplash, etc. If it’s your own image, please indicate that)
  • Be read through and presented in the most professional manner possible, with a minimum of typos and grammatical errors, and formatted to standard, accepted publishing conventions. Though we do offer editorial guidance when needed, we simply don’t have the time to clean up your drafts for you.
  • Have a meaning or point. Stories that ramble from subject to subject without beginning, middle and end will not be accepted. We are looking for quality stories that have something to say.
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Lit Up

Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

DiAmaya Dawn

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Reader, writer, editor, poet, dancer, music addict. Japanophile, pluviophile and attracted by darkness. Part normal, part Greek. www.diamayadawn.com

Lit Up

Lit Up

Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

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