Fiction On The Web Is Accepting Short Stories/ How To Submit (Pay: publication + more)
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Fiction On The Web Is Accepting Short Stories/ How To Submit (Pay: publication + more)

Fiction On The Web is known to publish short stories.They are currently accepting submissions for online and audiobook publication in the following genres:

Funny stories – for when one needs a laugh.

Creepy stories – to make ones hair stand on end.

Fantastic stories – this includes stories about ghosts, swords, magic and fantasy.

Futuristic stories – many worlds of science fiction.

Criminal stories – could be about crooks and detectives.

Real life stories – this everyday life and relationships.


Submission Guidelines For Fiction On The Web

  • Please send your story (preferably as a .doc or .docx attachment) to, including the story title, Author name, and genre(s) in your email.
  • An email will be sent to you to say that your story’s been received. If you do not receive an acknowledgement after three days please try sending the story again from a different email address.
  • They try respond to all submissions within a month, although they could fall behind sometimes.
  • You are welcome to send stories that you have submitted elsewhere, but if they are accepted elsewhere first please let them know as soon as possible.
  • You are also welcome to send stories that have been printed elsewhere as long as you retain the copyright.
  • Mature content? Yes. As long as it is in service of the story rather than being gratuitous.
  • Most of the pieces they publish are between around 1,000 and 10,000 words. If your story is outside that range it may still be published, but if it is rejected that might be why.
  • If your submission is accepted you will get an email with the date that your story will appear online. You will also be notified if your story is selected for the Fiction on the Web audiobook project. Be sure to spread the word! Note that they lightly copyedit each piece.

Click here for tips on holding attention in a short story.

Author Rights

If your submission is accepted, copyright in your story remains with you. The rights you grant to Fiction on the Web are as follows:

  • Non-exclusive permission to publish and archive your story online, and to promote the publication of your story using social media.
  • By “Non-exclusive”, they mean you are free to submit and publish and promote your story elsewhere as well.
  • This permission does not expire, but you can choose to revoke it by contacting them, in which case your story will be removed from Fiction on the Web (but note that your story may still appear on digital archives such as the Internet Archive).
  • One-time permission to email your story to Fiction on the Web subscribers.
  • If your story is selected for the Fiction on the Web audiobook project, you also grant Fiction on the Web non-exclusive time-unlimited worldwide audiobook rights, including the right to publish the audiobook version of your story on third-party platforms. In all cases, you will be credited as the author of your story.
  • Once your story is published at Fiction on the Web, you’re part of the family. If you have got any news about new publications or anything else you want to promote, get in touch and they will send a message out to their networks.


How Much Does Fiction On The Web pay Contributors?

Fiction on the Web does not (yet) pay for submissions. However, you can check out this article on how to earn money from your short stories.

More questions? Please, visit this page.


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