Dually Noted Submissions
An awkward young man approaches a beautiful woman. Is he going to confess his love through a poem? Does he have an important warning from the future? Or has he chosen his next victim? What happens next is up to you!
Dually Noted is TBL’s exciting group-writing project. New and established writers from around the world come together to create one ongoing story through weekly installments. If you would like to add the next section, shoot us your 500-word addition by Friday night. Our editor will publish the best submission at the beginning of each week. Remember, we do not accept submissions that are not correctly formatted (see guidelines).
Dually Noted is now open for submissions! Deadline: Every Friday, Midnight PST
The theme of this project is: “Something Unexpected Found in a Playground Trashcan!”
Each 500-word section should be a complete story arc. Writers are free to submit stories of any genre, subject, or style (even poetry is welcome!), but submissions should adhere to the theme. Feel free to use your imagination and come up with interesting ways to incorporate this idea. Submissions are due Fridays at midnight PST. We’ll post the best submissions each Monday!
The Submission Process
How do I submit?
Simply click to submit below. Select “Dually Noted Group-Writing Project” in the submission manager, fill in your info, and attach your work. We ask that all new authors (who have yet to publish with us) please add a brief author bio in the cover letter section of their submissions (this allows us to expiate the publishing process should your work be selected). Submission to our Group-Writing Project are absolutely FREE!
When is the deadline?
The deadline for each submission is Friday night by midnight PST. Submissions sent after the deadline will not be considered.
How will I know if I’ve been selected for publication?
You will receive confirmation of your submission within 24 hours; however, only the winning author will be notified if her or her story is chosen. The addition will be published the following Monday.
Why Submit to Dually Noted?
Ever read a story, comic book, or movie, and wish you could jump in and mess with the plot? Or just thought you could do better? Well now you can!
Your writing brain needs exercise and variety
Athletes don’t just practice by playing the game: they run, lift weights, drill the fundamentals. So should you! Do a quick 500-word lap to hone your cleverness and creativity…and take the opportunity to show off a bit.
Writing is a lonely craft
Sitting down to write that next bestseller turns into isolating work. You need some interaction, some encouragement, some writer friends to share the struggles. TBL’s staff and members are here for you. Join us and come in from the cold!
Gaining publishing credit is one of the most important things an emerging writer can do to snag an agent. As any seasoned writer knows, that process is very difficult, time consuming, and…well…soul sucking. But it doesn’t always have to be.
Whether you’re looking to land your first publication credit or just adding another to improve your resume, Dually Noted is a great way to turn a fun, short work into a step toward (recognized) greatness. Not only will you be published on TBL’s website, but the best Dually Noted stories are pitched for publication in the F(r)iction Series, our triannual collection of art and literature.
Similarly, the paid internship position with TBL requires previous publishing credit, and Dually Noted is an excellent way to earn that!
NOTE: Due to shipping constraints, contributors to Dually Noted stories published in F(r)iction will receive free digital copies of the journal. We apologize for the inconvenience.