Submit

We not only welcome, but ask for submissions of original work to add to our blog. If you would like to submit a blog post to help others become better writers, you can do that, too.

We accept any creative writing! While poetry is a main focus, anything that counts as creative writing is both welcome and appreciated. For the purpose of our blog, I will define creative writing as “anything that is your original writing.” So as long as it isn’t your research notes or a fun fact list, you’re probably okay.

How to send a submission and when to expect it to be published:

To send something to be posted in our features, simply email it to Sfys.submission@gmail.com. Make sure to include the title of the work, and your name (or pseudonym if you prefer). Any creative writing can be submitted, and I promise not to turn it down just because it’s not my style, or any other similarly dumb reason.

As far as when you can expect your work to be posted, there is not as of yet a definitive answer. Being new to this, and this being new, I cannot predict how many submissions we will have.

If your work is longer, it will likely be posted by itself. If your work is shorter, it may be posted in the same blog post as one or two other smaller works. If you have multiple smaller works you want posted together, make sure you send them in the same email.

If your work, for any reason, does not follow the rules outlined above, you will receive a reply to your submission explaining why.

We will be posting submitted works every third Thursday of each month. Writing Blogs will posted every first Thursday.

Please make sure your submissions follow these rules:

Content:

Unlike the open mic, we cannot say “uncensored after 8:30”. As such, please do not submit anything considered foul language.

Sexual and violent content are not banned, but please avoid explicit content. Erotica and/or Horror will not be posted.

Length:

At the weekly open mic, we ask you to keep things under 7 minutes. For our blog, we can feature longer works, however novel (or novella) length works will not posted.

Advertising:

This is not the place for any advertising. This includes promoting specific brands, making any kind of monetary offer, or mentioning job openings. 

Exerpts and chapters from longer works can be submitted, however, teasers and advertisements for longer works, or anything ending in “for the rest of the story go to…” are not allowed. Please make sure any submission that is an excerpt makes sense posted as a stand alone work.

Unfinished work:

These posts are intended to feature finished works. Please do not submit anything for the purpose of getting feedback or asking what other people think you should change.

Politics and religion:

Speak for yourself is an open group, and wants everyone to feel welcomed. As such, please do not submit political posts. No matter what the political opinion portrayed is, it will not be posted.

Religion can be a very central part of a writers life, and even an inpiration. As such, religious works can be submitted, so long as they do not shame anyone else’s beliefs. This includes shaming those who do not have any religious beliefs, or are unsure what their beliefs are (atheists and agnostics)


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