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How to get your short stories published

Where to look for competitions and calls for submissions

Publishers of short story collections:

To find the editor’s name, go to the home page, and navigate to the ‘contact us’ or ‘about us’ page.

404 Inc

And Other Stories

Broken Sleep

Comma Press

Everything with Words

Galley Beggar

Influx Press

Red Hen Press


Scroll down on this page and there are some presses listed (some are out of date)

Here is a long list of presses (mostly American)

Magazines that take short stories:

An extensive list of magazines that take short stories, organised by country from Christopher Fielden’s blog.

A list of literary magazines from the old Thresholds website.

A list of magazines that take short stories from the Write Life blog.

Advice from a consumer magazine that takes short stories.

10 Magazines That Pay for Short Stories – a blog post from

Where to find out more

For writers in the UK, the Mslexia Indie Press Guide is definitely worth a flick through – it’s a mine of information. You could also try the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market.

More Opportunities for Writers

Take a look at my ‘mega list of lists’ of competitions and opportunities which I update every so often.

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