Submission Guidelines

Written Tales is Accepting Writers

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What We Look For

Written Tales welcomes submissions of short fiction & non-fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. We are open to almost any topic you can throw at us. If we feel a piece is not suitable for our magazine, we will let you know. When submitting poetry, we enjoy all styles and forms.

For flash fiction and non-fiction work, we prefer stories between fifty (50) to two thousand (2,000) words. Stories greater than two thousand words (2000) we accept on a story by story basis.

Our main goal with this publication is to give new writers and seasoned a voice and platform for maximum exposure to increase their readership base.

Our Categories

  • Poetry
  • Non-Fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Flash Fiction

What We Accept

We accept creative works you have written and published on your personal profiles, stories in draft form, stories posted on your personal blog or website(s). We also accept previously published work provided you own the rights to the work. Any work submitted must be original and written by you.

PAYMENT

Written Tales cannot offer monetary payment, but it is our long-term goal. However, we will work diligently to promote your wonderful work across multiple social channels for the broadest exposure. We are here to promote our writers and get their work seen by as many readers as possible. Our goal is to help you get discovered so you can build a following for your amazing tales or poems.

RIGHTS

By submitting to Written Tales you are granting us non-exclusive rights but you, the writer, still own your work. The rights allow us to publish your wonderful work on our online platforms, promotional materials, and digital archives to help further promote your work and the Written Tales writers.

Submit As A Guest Writer

To submit one of your creative works, as a Written Tales guest, please fill out the form at this link.

Submit A Written Tales Writer

Becoming a writer for Written Tales is easy. Sign up by filling out the form at this link. Once accepted, we will send a welcome email with more information. If for any reason you do not hear from us within five (5) days, please reach out for a status update.

Adding An Image

Even though not required, we prefer an image with each creative work submitted. Images must be copyright free or have the permission of the artist. With all images, if possible, please give credit where credit is due.

To find images without restrictions, please visit:

If your work is submitted without an image we will help and add one for you. We are here to help you present your beautiful work.

Typically we size images to a max width of 1600px with a resolution of 72 for publishing on the medium.com site.

Edit Your Work

Edit your work before submission. To help you with this effort many tools are available at little or no cost.

For a list of excellent tools please see:

Sharing Your Work With Us On Medium

Now that you are ready to submit your beautiful draft click the ‘…’ button next to the Publish link. Then click ‘Add to Publication’ and select “Written Tales.”

With your written draft, please add the tag “Poetry”, “Non Fiction”, Short Story or “Flash Fiction” for the creative work to display in the proper category. If they missing, we will edit the piece and add the appropriate tag.

Please include the tag “Written Tales” with your submission to help others find your beautiful work in the Written Tales community. Any other tag(s) you wish to add is open for you to choose.

Depending on the number of submitted works it can take up to fourteen (14) days for your work to appear. If more than one piece is submitted, they will be scheduled at different times/days to give readers a chance to enjoy your written tales.