Length: Short story submissions up to 10,000 characters (approx. 8.5 pages)
Page 47 Short Story Submission Page
Payment: $25-$75 flat fee on acceptance
Stories published: up to 24/yr.
Rights bought: Electronic only (you retain all print rights)
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Response time: Two weeks
Special Instructions: Please read the guidelines below before submitting
Page 47 online anthology accepts short story submissions from new and established writers.
If you are a new writer, we are particularly interested in helping you establish yourself as a writer by providing an early publication credit, possibly your first.
Before you submit a short story to this site, or simply for good reading, please review the stories we've already published in Page 47 Online Anthology.
If your short story submission is of publishable quality, and if we wish to feature your work, you will hear from us within two weeks.
We would like to respond to every submission with a personal note, but unfortunately it is all we can do to read the submissions in a timely fashion. When a story is not quite ready, but catches our attention because of its originality and potential, we may contact you to let you know that we would like to see it after revisions, but this contact is at our discretion.
This is an adjudicated publication, where your work is selected and published on the basis of merit. This site is visited by print publishers looking for quality short fiction, and at least one story ("Woman Under the Thames"), has been reprinted after publication here. If we hear from someone interested in your work, we will let you know. If you have a web site, feel free to include it in your byline so others may contact you directly. To protect you from spammers, we do not publish email addresses.
In any short story competition or publishing environment, good writing is always refused along with bad. The same is true here. We have a small budget and
particular tastes. We can only purchase a fraction of the stories we receive, a few stories a year, and we're looking for something out of the ordinary. We particularly
welcome short humourous pieces,
such as "Death by Scrabble" and strong literary stories. Please read the published stories before you submit, read about
submission etiquette, and use the editing checklist .
Never allow yourself to be discouraged by rejection. It's possible the magazine or journal published a story similar to yours in the last issue, or a few months back. Maybe they have exhausted their current budget, or the subject of your story does not fit with an overall theme the editor desires. Perhaps the manuscript quality was extra high the month you submitted, and your short story submission had to compete with others by well known and established writers. There are many reasons why your story may be rejected.
Persevere. Try another publication or submit a different story. However...
Here, you have an edge. We actively solicit new and unpublished writers and welcome your short story submissions.
All payments are made electronically, via PayPal or Hyperwallet. If you do not have an electronic account, please be prepared to open one upon acceptance of your story. As noted above, if we wish to purchase your story, you will hear from us within one week.
Please use the information and tips found on this site to do a final edit of your work, and then submit your story below. Use this link for more advice on what to check before you send us your short story submission. Many otherwise good stories are rejected for overuse of adverbs and participial phrases, improper understanding of dialogue conventions, lack of good editing, etc.
All short story submissions posted on this page confirm the author's copyright and may NOT be reproduced for any reason without permission from the author.
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Click below or see above on the right hand side to read stories recently published...
I Work Hard for the Money
The Ham Sandwich Theorem
We All Want to Be J. K. Rowling
The Verdana Obit
love (lower case)
Only Five Minutes
Thief Among Thieves
Why Not A Duck?
Death by Scrabble
To Be Longing For
A Rose In The Morning
Evolution of a Pantry
A Thousand Tricks (an excerpt from the prologue of a novel-in-progress)
Death Comes for Simon
A Day at the Flea Market
The Witch's Mark
The Trashman Cometh
If He Should Gather His Breath
The Universal Language of Women
The Woman Under the Thames
A DIFFERENT WAXING
Between Love and Need
Daddy (Flash Fiction)
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