Author Submissions

Join the growing list of contributors to Short Kid Stories!

Many successfully published and other talented authors have already submitted short stories for the site. See the author profiles page to learn about just a few of them or see the full list here.

Calling All Children’s Writers

If any you would like your work showcased on the site, we’d be delighted to evaluate any children’s author submissions. In return, accepted authors will have a profile page with bio and links to any other material they wish to promote. Short Kid Stories delivers significant author exposure to tens of thousands of unique visitors per month visiting the site from all over the world. Note, the site does not make any money, so unfortunately it is not possible to pay authors for stories if they are accepted for the site.

Copyright

Some authors are rightfully concerned about the implications for copyright relating to their work. I hope the following makes it clear, but please contact me if you need any further clarifications.

  • You retain the full copyright of your work
  • What we will need from you is non-exclusive rights to publish so that the material can be presented
  • You will be credited as the author of the work and there will be a link to your bio page where you can promote other works on and off-site
  • You are free to publish or sell your work wherever else you wish at any time
  • You can have your work removed from the site at any time you want
  • Your work will not be resold
  • If in the future we decide to create anything such as an anthology of “the best of” or “most popular” or whatever, it will only be with associated authors’ approval and support.

Short Kid Stories is seeking to create a win-win situation – a promotional vehicle and a showcase for authors’ works and great stories available to parents and kids all over the world.

Author Submissions Form

If you would like to submit work to be included on the site, please fill out the author submissions form below.

Before you do, please review the SUBMISSION GUIDE and make any relevant changes to your submission.

Note this is a multi-step form – when you have finished on each page, select “Next” on the bottom right of the screen.

    The Story
  • This is the story name you suggest to be used on the site
  • Paste your story into the area below. Use Cntl-Shift-V or right click in the text box and select Paste as plain text. Do not indent first line of new paragraphs. You can insert images or illustrations anywhere in the story using the Insert Photo button and upload from your computer. Max file size is 1MB. Maximum word count is 2,000 words.

  • Paste your story into the area above. Do not indent first line of new paragraphs. You can insert images or illustrations anywhere in the story using the Insert Photo button and upload from your computer. Max file size is 1MB. Maximum word count is 2,000 words.
  • Story Details
    Select the target age-range(s) of the story - select all that apply
  • Author Info
  • Please upload a photo of yourself for your author page. If you already have an author page, or want to use a default ink and quill image for your photo, leave this blank, Max file size is 1MB.
  • Submit Story
  • If you need to check over you form, you can use the Previous button to go back and Next to go forward and make any edits you need. Once you are happy, select Submit Story

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    Save Draft