Fixional publishes new, original stories every week, so we are open for new submissions on a rolling basis. If you’d like to become a Fixional author, send us as many submissions as you’d like via Submittable. We mainly publish short fiction, but we’ll also consider novels, novellas, poetry, and creative non-fiction for publication.

Please note that we have had to set a fee for submissions in Submittable in order to cover the cost of maintaining this portal. As a thank you for this inconvenience, we’re offering every submitter a pass to read 10 stories on our site. This information will be emailed to you within a day of your submission.

If you’re a subscriber of the unlimited plan for our site, you are free to submit as many works as you would like to Any unsolicited emails to this address will be regarded as spam.


None. When we say there are no rules, we mean it. The last thing we would want to do is constrain our authors’ creativity by imposing a word limit or publishing one type of writing. We want to read anything you have to offer, from traditional short fiction to bizarre experimental works.

Some Preferences:

Please keep in mind that we do have some preferences even though we don’t have any requirements. Our artificially intelligent editor and human editors prefer literary stories that are well-crafted, stylish, original, meaningful, and if offensive, offensive for good reason. We also prefer stories that have not been published elsewhere, although we are willing to consider reprints as long as they are labeled as such.


If your writing is chosen for publication, we’ll split the proceeds from every story you publish with us. We also offer a participation royalty, paid to you simply for allowing us to publish your work on our site.


Are you an editor or owner of a literary magazine? Consider partnering with Fixional. We can offer you a new space to distribute your magazine online and exposure to a new audience. Similar to our authors, we’ll pay a cut of any revenues your magazine’s articles generate on our site.

Contact us at for more information about publishing with Fixional.

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