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 publish short stories, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction. In particular, we’re fond of bold, original, edgy writing. We’re suckers for the experimental and the unexplored. Send us anything creative, anything unique, and anything that brings the untold—or a reinvention of the frequently-told—to life.

Beyond that, representation (specifically of marginalized groups, such as people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community) is extremely important to us. We advocate for diversity in literature and value material that is inclusive.



Defiant Scribe is currently accepting submissions year-round. As a free-to-read, not-for-profit mag, we don’t generate any revenue and therefore can’t offer compensation, but our authors retain full rights to their work.

We like all genres and styles, from fantasy to biting real-world satire, from sprawling works of fiction to first-person essays. Our ideal piece is between 2,000 and 8,000 words, but stories and articles/essays that are below or above that length will also be considered. For flash fiction, anything under 1,000 words is permitted.

Whether you’re an amateur writer, intermediate tale-teller, or a jaded veteran of the publishing industry, we here at Defiant Scribe welcome all submissions. The door’s always open.

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