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We welcome story submissions from a variety of genres. We never charge for submissions, always publish stories that our editors find entertaining, and whole-heartedly encourage authors to use our platform to cultivate their readership.

Authors of stories selected for publication will also receive:

*bookmark design

*banner ad on Tell Tale Spark for 1 month

*social media promo image

*30% discount on contest submissions

Please read the submissions guidelines thoroughly before submitting your story.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be fully edited and ready for publication.

Word Count

1500 - 2500 words


Upon submitting your original work, you are granting Tell Tale Spark permission to publish the submitted work on and to quote your work in promotional materials.


All genres acccepted. Clean content only. No erotica, graphic violence or obscene language. 


Double spaced

12 pt Times New Roman font

1" margins

Indented to 0.5" using the paragraph setting (not a tab or space bar)

Upper left corner of the doc:

  • Your name as it will appear on the website;

  • Your contact info (phone + email);

  • The title of your story ;

  • The word count (excluding title, name, contact info);

  • Name the document as follows:

    • <Your last name><Story title> 

    • Example: Zimmerman-MyAmazingStory

We only accept Microsoft word documents (.doc or .docx)

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