Story Submissions:
We will consider any genre (except erotica and non-fiction). We are looking for drabbles, flash fiction, and short stories. 

Word Count: 100-7,500

No Poetry: Stories only, please no poetry.

Response Time:  Please allow up to three weeks. After that, if you don't hear from us then feel free to give us a little nudge.

Multiple & Simultaneous Submissions: We understand how eager authors are to get a story placed and that response times are insane, therefore we are OK with both multiple and simultaneous submissions. Please note however, if you send multiple submissions and more than one is chosen for publication, we will publish them in separate issues. 


Reprints: Yes. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10.

How does this work?
If we decide to publish your story, we will post it on our website for that month's issue. Each issue will also be available through POD and on Kindle. At the end of the year, we will make an anthology. All pieces published will be considered for this anthology. We do not ask for any long-term rights. 

Payment: We pay a half cent per word, with a minimum payment of $2.50 and a maximum payment of $20.00. All payments will be made using Paypal.

Editing: Yes, your story will be edited if we decide to accept it. After we go through and edit your story, it will then be sent back to you for final approval.

If you are interested in submitting a story, please email us at In the subject line please type SUBMISSION: [Your Story Title Here]. In the body of your email, please include your name, genre, and word count. If the story is under 2,000 words, please paste the text in the body of the email, otherwise you may attach it. 

We will list all published authors and illustrators on our site. Once you have a story (or artwork) accepted for publication, we will post a little author bio up on our site with a list of all published pieces (published by FDM).
For Illustrators and Artists:

If you are an illustrator or artist and would like to have your work considered to be used on the site or for covers of our print publications, then please email us with your portfolio. 

Serial Submissions:
We will consider any genre (except erotica, poetry and non-fiction). 

We are now opening submissions for serial stories to appear in our monthly issues.

To submit your serial proposal:

  • Serial submissions go to the normal submission email. Please type SERIAL SUBMISSION for the subject.
  • Please include in the body of your email: Your name, story title, estimated number of installments, estimated word count of each installment, desired frequency of release (every month, every other month, etc.) genre, and a brief summary of the overall storyline.
  • In an attachment, please include: The first two installments, an outline of the remaining installments. 
  • Payment will be on a per case basis depending on number of installments and word count.