We strongly recommend that you stay within our length limits. As a rule, stories should be about 4000 words or less. (Exceptions are occasionally possible, but longer pieces will have a much harder time getting accepted.) We prefer to read prose submissions that are double-spaced.
All online submissions must consist of a single document in Word format (.doc or .docx). The document should consist of a single story. Please include the story title and all writer contact info on the first page of the submitted file.
At present Curiositales is paying $50 per story. This payment buys first serial rights in our digital edition, and the copyright then reverts to the author immediately upon publication. We DO accept previously published material. We DO accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Submissions that do not include the words "YA Short Story" at the *beginning* of the subject line will not be considered.
Response time for submissions can range from two days to two months. Please do not submit more than a single story until you have heard back from us about your previous submission. If you have not heard from us within a couple of months, you should assume that either your communication or ours has gone astray.