Submit Your Writing for Publication

Tethered by Letters accepts submissions in English from writers anywhere in the world and offers four ways to publish your writing:

Free Editing Program

The Free Editing Program will be closed until further notice

Submissions Closed

We’ll be back with a revamped, super-exciting system soon!

Learn about free editing.

Literary Contests

Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction for our contests

$300 – $1,000 in prizes

$8 – $15 per entry

Published in F(r)iction

Learn about literary contests.


Boundary-pushing literature for our triannual literary collection

We pay $10 per printed page

$5 reading fee per entry

Published in F(r)iction

Learn about F(r)iction.

Dually Noted

500-word addition to the group writing project. New story published weekly


Published in F(r)ictionOnline

Learn about group writing.

Tethered by Letters is now accepting pitches for book reviews, craft articles, and more. Find the guidelines here.

Before you submit, make sure to read our formatting guidelines. We prefer to read all our submissions blind. Please include your name and contact information in your cover letter only and remove any identifying information from the submitted manuscript itself.

Note: Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss submissions, contest entries, finalists, and winners in the TBL Untethered Podcast.