Write for Us

We're committed to offering a platform for writers everywhere; we want to work with you and publish your work in a collaborative, respectful environment. We deeply value writers and hope to use this magazine as a vessel for them.


We’re always looking for material to publish and scribes to showcase. In particular, we’re seeking bold, original, edgy, creative writing, and the experimental, the unexplored. Short stories and flash fiction that bring the untold—or a reinvention of the frequently-told—to life.

Beyond that, representative works of fiction (namely, pieces revolving around characters of color or LGBTQIA individuals) are extremely important to us. We’re always searching for diversity in literature and value material that is inclusive and tolerant.



Defiant Scribe is currently accepting submissions year-round.

We like all genres and styles of writing, from fantasy to biting real-world satire; our ideal short story is between 2,000 and 8,000 words, however pieces that are slightly below or above that will also be considered. For flash fiction, anything under 1,000 words is permitted.

Whether you’re an amateur, intermediate, or jaded veteran, we here at Defiant Scribe welcome all submissions. The door’s always open.

Maximum filesize: 64 MB. Allowed extensions: txt, doc, docx, pdf, rtf, dox, jpg, jpeg, png, pages, word.

Please note: We are currently unable to accept PDF files through this submission form. If you would like to submit a PDF file, you can do so by emailing us at submissions@defiantscribe.com. We apologize for any inconvenience.