We are currently closed for submissions
We will be accepting new submissions from September 1 again.
The Quiet Reader welcomes submissions of literary short stories (max 8,000 words), flash fiction and non-fiction. Our standards are high. All work is read by preliminary readers, then referred to our editors, so that our online readers can look for some fine juried pieces.
Guidelines for Submitting Work
Please submit only one (1) story at a time. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere we ask that you please let us know.
We encourage submissions from writers of all identities, of any background and living anywhere.
Novellas and novel excerpts are always welcome, as long as they are readable on their own. Translations are welcome, but it is the translator’s responsibility to secure rights to the work before it is submitted.
Please note we cannot accept revisions to pieces once they’ve been submitted.
All submissions received will be read.
We will make every effort to respond to your submissions within one month, though at times it may be longer. If it has been more than four months and you have not yet received a response, we will be happy to reply to a query regarding the status of your submission.
Writers who get selected with their writing get paid US$ 20.
You retain all the rights to your work after publication (online and/or once in our annual print edition). Your published work will be housed in our internet archives in perpetuity, and we may re-post a link to your piece on our social media channels from time-to-time.