Did you write an outstanding, unique short story? Send us your captivating short story for a chance to be published in the NY Literary Magazine.
The NY Literary Magazine accepts original short stories in all genres including fiction, fantasy, horror, erotica, and non-fiction.

We are now accepting short story submissions through our online submission form. There is NO Reading Fee!

Short Story Submission Guidelines:

  • Please use the form below to submit your short story to us. We do not accept email or postal submissions.
  • We accept up to 5 submissions per writer, so please send us your best works.
  • We accept short stories by writers of any age and nationality.
  • Word count: 2,000 words or less (~12,000 characters).
  • Accepted file formats: Word doc, windows notepad text document, PDF or WordPad document.
  • Due to the COPPA regulations, we can only accept submissions from poets who are at least 13 years old.
    If you are younger than 13, please have your parent or legal guardian submit your short story for you.
  • Please be aware that due to the quantity of¬†submissions we receive, it may take us 2-3 months to read your short story.

Any stories with grammatical errors or spelling mistakes will be trashed.
Before submitting your short story, read and re-read your story several times, use a spell checker to fix up spelling mistakes, and use Grammarly (free Word doc extension and online service) to fix up any grammatical errors.

We recommend that you read this article by one of our Editors “9 Worst Mistakes that will Get your Submissions Trashed at Once“.


  • Please enter either your real name or your pen name.
  • Please enter your main email address. Make sure it is CORRECT, or else we won't be able to contact you!
    We will never spam you, nor sell your email or share it with anyone.
  • Please select a Genre for your short story. If your story really doesn't fit into any of the Genres, select "Other".
  • Accepted file types: docx, txt, pdf, rtf, doc, docm, odt, dot, dotm.
    Accepted file formats: Word Doc, PDF, Rich text document (WordPad), Open Document text format, Windows text document.
  • (Optional if you wish to include a photo of yourself). Due to legal reasons, please do not upload an image of yourself if you are younger than 18.
  • Here's where you can tell the world about yourself.
    When did you start writing? Have you won any awards or been published in any magazines? What kind of stories do you mainly write? How long have you been writing? What inspired you to write this story?
    What are your dreams, big aspirations?
    Feel free to also share anything else you wish about yourself.
  • Add a new row
    (Optional) If you wish us to link to your website, Facebook, twitter or other social account / writer's account etc.