Short Story Submission

Use the form below to send us your 2000-10000 word mystery. Submissions must be original works of short fiction that have never appeared online or in print in any form. Avoid excessive profanity and violence, and make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors. We currently pay $25 USD for accepted stories.

If your story is accepted, a digital agreement must be signed and payment will be sent by PayPal to the email address you specify below. Your story may appear in our emails, on our website, in our App, in our monthly digital and print magazine, as social media excerpts, and possibly in printed collections of our monthly issues. We require first-publication and archival rights with an exclusivity period of 1 year. Our estimated response time is currently 4-6 weeks.

We are a Mystery Writers of America approved publisher.