PLEASE NOTE: Submissions Deadline 21st January 2022
Shorter Stories is a platform for writers to showcase their work and ideas. Made up of quick reads (under 3,000 words) it highlights the talents of emerging and amateur writers, while giving people a more mindful place to scroll and consume content. It’s a realistic target for writers, and a home for all the great stories that could be lost forever in editors’ inboxes or hidden away in Microsoft word.
Comedians, filmmakers and musicians have a more tangible way of showcasing their work via social media, but it’s not like that for writers. That’s why we’ve created Shorter Stories.
The founders and their mission:
Shorter Stories has been created by old school mates, Sam Moorhead and Eoin Lynam. Sam (Creative Partner at agency, Verve|Showrunner) and Eoin (Team Lead at Wix) are both part-time writers, and have always shared stories and brainstormed ideas together. But, tired of only ever sharing with each other, they’ve decided to create this new platform, to inspire others to write more, knowing that they have somewhere to post it, where it will actually be read.
How to Submit:
Every few months we’ll release a new call-out providing a new deadline, with our first coming up on January 21st, before our launch on January 24th. At this moment, we’re looking for all genres of fiction, as long as it’s 3,000 words or less.
Email your story plus a short paragraph descriptor to firstname.lastname@example.org