Your Story Starts Here

Education. Community. Publication.

New Writers Only

No pros means less competition.

$100,000+ In Payments

To upcoming authors.


Learn from industry experts.

$3000 Awarded Monthly

One of the largest awards open to unpublished writers, and the only one closed to professionals. Each month we hold a contest based on a short fiction prompt. One new author receives the grand prize. We also choose the best stories, pay the authors above-professional rates, and publish them in our magazine.


Learn from pro authors, agents, and publishers with live lessons and a growing library of video trainings. Includes:

  • Scene Critique Mastersclass w/ C.S. Lakin
  • Actionable Agent Advice w/ Kaitlyn Katsoupis
  • Self Pub Prep w/ Ryan Cipriani
  • Author Mindset Mastery w/ Creag Munroe
  • and many more

Plus tons of instructional content on writing, storytelling, and the business of being an author. Practice your skills, get community support, and take the next step towards becoming a pro author.

Free To Read

We are the first magazine to pay professional rates and only publish new writers. Read stories by over 160 authors, completely free (and not filled with ads).

These are high quality stories by emerging talent. Each issue is themed, but we publish all genres. Guaranteed entertainment, without a subscription fee.

A Community of Writers

Collaborate with the entire community or join a small group of 5 to get support and feedback on your work. Or both!

We’re all in this to tell great stories.

The first magazine to pay professional rates and only accept submissions from new writers.

The first magazine to pay professional rates and only accept submissions from new writers.

You won’t be published alongside famous authors, but your work has a better chance to be selected and we pay you properly.

Type: Fiction | Genre: Any | Word Count: 500-2000 | Pay: 10 cents/word | Response Time: One Month | No Pros Allowed

Choose your path...

Short Story

Over $3000 in prizes. Dozens of winners every month. Open to new/casual writers only. 

Submit To The Magazine

Earn 10 cents/word for your short fiction. We accept work in any genre and only publish new writers. No pros allowed.