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Short Story Submissions

submitting short stories

In case you didn’t know, we here at Cultured Vultures have a lot of love for writers and the art as a whole. That’s why as well as being able to submit your poems for our Poem of the Week, you can also send some short stories for us to cast our beady eyes over.

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Before we launch into it, it’s important to state that we work on a different kind of payment structure. Being completely independent means that we don’t have much budget for things apart from, you know, eating and staying alive. We can pay $1/£1 per every 100 views your story gets, but it’s important to realise that short stories don’t always connect with audiences.

What we can definitely offer you, however, is a great platform to have your writing seen and shared and a vibrant community of likeminded individuals who will be happy to swap tips and tricks for when it comes to putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. We aren’t going to pretend that not being paid huge money is desirable for most writers, but we hope you take the time to submit to us anyway.

REQUIREMENTS:

– Less than 3500 words in length, more than 1000
– Must not have been published elsewhere
– Preferably sent as plain text in an email

And that’s all. Once you have sent it in to jim@culturedvultures.com, you will receive an email when we have read your submissions so you can hopefully look forward to seeing your work on the website soon after!

PROOFREADING

We can also offer our proofreading services for your short stories (not submitted to the site) for just $10 per every 1000 words. Please send any questions to [email protected]

AND ONE MORE THING

Please take a look at our Patreon page – even if you aren’t interested in pledging, consider sharing it around. Even $1 a month goes a long way towards helping to keep HMS CV afloat!

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