Submit a Short Story

Submissions are closed due to backlog.
Reopening September 2021.

Distant Shore Publishing loves little reads. Whether it’s bitesize fantasy, sci-fi you can fit in your pocket, or litRPG that you can quickly consume, we would love to hear and publish your short stories.

We aim to publish short stories bi-weekly on our website. Here’s some criteria you need to know before you submit:

  • Short stories only (no flash fiction or poetry)
  • Your short story should be between 1500-4000 words in length.
  • It should adhere to our favorite genres: fantasy, sci-fi, or litRPG. We do not accept erotica or anything with gratuitous violence or swearing.
  • Your short story has not been published elsewhere before.
  • Only send one piece of writing per submission.
  • Do not paste the story into the body of the email. Please attach it as a document.
  • Include a small paragraph about yourself and what inspired your story.
  • We pay $150 per short story on publication.

Ready? Submit your work to

Good luck!