Submit Your Short Story!

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In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors, many during the early part of their careers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Agatha Christie, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Anne Tyler, Sinclair Lewis, Zora Neale Hurston, Jack London, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Today, we continue that legacy of seeking out the best new writers in America. In addition to publishing one short story in every print issue of the Post, we maintain New Fiction Friday on our website. Each week, we feature the newest fiction from authors all over the country, bringing you exciting adventures and engrossing stories from writers just like you, available exclusively online. Read some of our recent New Fiction Friday stories here.

Want The Saturday Evening Post to publish your story? Great! Send an email with electronic copy of your story and a short bio of 100 words or less to [email protected]. Please put “Attn: Fiction” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, please allow 90 days for reply.

See our submission guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories should be in standard format and submitted as .doc, .docx (preferred), RTF, or PDF attachments. (In lieu of electronic files, see hard-copy submission guidelines here.)
  • Include your name, contact information, and approximate word count on first page.
  • Submissions should be no more than 3,000 words long.
  • Stories must be works of fiction, in any genre.
  • Stories must be previously unpublished.
  • No profane or explicit adult content.

All general fiction submissions will be considered for both print and online publication.

The Saturday Evening Post also hosts the annual Great American Fiction Contest, which is open for submissions from January 1 to July 1. See the Great American Fiction Contest guidelines here.