Pocket Fiction

(Submissions Closed)

**We’ve been super popular with a flurry of stories coming in the last window – so we are temporarily closing our submissions whilst we catch up! Keep checking back on this page for when we re-open! (Below are our usual guidelines if you want to be prepared) Thank you!**

Writers, have you got a brilliant short story collecting digital dust in the depths of your laptop? We want you to pull them out and get them the readership they deserve!

We accept short stories, of any genre, between a minimum of 100 words (Drabble) and maximum 5,000 words. If it’s engaging, thought provoking, entertaining and can be read in under 20 minutes we want to hear from you.

Email us at:

Include your story as a word document attachment (.docx file) along with your author name, genre and word count in the body of the email. Please also include a 50 word (max) author bio accompanied by an original photo/image (to avoid any copyright issues). Don’t forget to add any links to your social pages/where to find your other works to take full advantage of the free advertising ‘Pocket Fiction’ offers!

**NOTE** If your submission is accepted – we may contact you about the possibility of recording an audio version to feature on an episode of our Pocket Fiction Podcast. Please therefore state when submitting if you’d like to opt in or out of this medium.

We look forward to reading your stories!

*Please read the below T&C’s before submitting your work.

*T&C’s for Writers:

  1. We reserve the right to remove any story from the site at any time.
  2. If you wish to have your work removed at any point, please let us know by email.
  3. You retain the copyright to your work and can still publish it elsewhere but please be aware that having your work on ‘Pocket Fiction’ may be classed as ‘published previously’ by other publishers.
  4. We politely request that work be proofread to a high standard before submission.
  5. We reserve the right to correct SPAG errors before publication in order to maintain the high quality of the site.
  6. We will not publish stories which in our view contain discrimination or may justifiably cause offence. We reserve the right to warn readers of the potential effects of story content.
  7. Unfortunately, we cannot offer payment for publishing your stories. Any donations we receive go towards the running of the Pocket Fiction site giving you a platform to share your otherwise unseen stories.
  8. By submitting your stories you are accepting these terms and conditions.

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft