Submission Guidelines

Submissions are currently closed.

What we are looking for: We welcome short stories of any genre. Manuscripts must not be previously published online or elsewhere.

Word count: Optimal word length is approximately 4000 words. Our books are a uniformed size so word count is important. Please include the word count in your submission.

Multiple submissions: Feel free to attach multiple submissions in the same email. Please do not send us your collection or series to sift through. 

International submissions: Any origin is fine. Manuscripts should be in English. 

Editing your manuscript: We aim to publish work that is as close as possible to your original, however an editing process still applies. 

How we respond: Writers will be contacted after the close of the submissions window. We will endeavour to contact you regardless of whether you have or haven't been shortlisted. 

Rights: For the first 6 months we ask that you do not publish the story elsewhere. After 6 months you are free to republish elsewhere, however we maintain the right to continue publishing and selling your story and you will continue to receive a royalty for as long as we do so. Full details are outlined in contract. 

Fees & Payment: The author will receive ongoing royalties for as long as we print and sell their book. There is no upfront payment of advance. There are no fees for authors at any point. 

Further details are outlined in the Publishing Terms and Conditions made available upon request. Feel free to enquire within if you have questions. 


How to submit:

Submissions should be forwarded to submissions@inshortpublishing.com

Submissions are currently closed. Please note that we do not read submissions sent to us outside of the submissions window.