Typishly is a new online literary journal publishing short stories and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers.

Our Founder & Editor is a Creative Director and writer who has received international awards for creativity. Jon reads all submissions and usually responds within a week. He has been encouraging creative people for a couple of decades. Here’s what writers are saying about Typishly:

  • “Smart and stylish.”
  • “Your format is contemporary, cool, challenging; I’d be honored to make it here.”
  • “Wonderful work, beautiful and compelling.”
  • “A rich and enjoyable trove.”
  • “Really love the look. Your content looks fantastic on the page.”
  • “I am a book compositor and so I appreciate your aesthetics. I was struck by the layout, which has a text-y feel.”
  • “I’m thrilled to be included among the writers on Typishly.”
  • “Evocative, weird and wonderful. A joy.”
  • “Thanks for responding so fast! Shows respect.”
  • “Hi Jon. I appreciate that you took the time to write me a personal note.”
  • “My page looks beautiful! Better than anywhere else I’ve ever been published. Love the typeface and the photo.”
  • “I will definitely share this eclectic and inspiring, beautifully woven journal.”
  • “Wonderful writing!”
  • “Really appreciate the emotional range of the work.”
  • “A great new writing community!”
  • “Thank you for your work with this beautiful journal. I find something that speaks to me every time I read it.”
  • “Vivid and visceral.”
  • “I like your calm, minimalist aesthetic.”

We are always open for your submission.

  • Simply scroll down and click one of our Submit buttons. Click on the More tabs for guidelines.
  • Our Weekend Roundtable: Call for Poetry | Short Fiction has a weekly Saturday deadline.
  • Our Creative Challenges are writing prompts with three-week deadlines.
  • All submissions are securely powered by Submittable, trusted by over 9,000 organizations including The New Yorker, CBS and Stanford University.
  • Questions? See our FAQs.

We do not accept submissions by email. Your submission might not be published on our website. Providing us with personal biographical information as part of your submission implies that you consent to its publication on our website and storage on our servers should your story or poem be selected for publication. Before making a submission, read our Terms of Use.

 

What to do:

One story per submission. You're welcome to make more than one submission if you want us to read more than one of your stories.

Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long. Our sweet spot is even shorter than that at 2,000 to 3,000 words. Flash fiction is fine.

$3.00 USD

What to do:

You can submit up to 5 poems at once. It's okay to be unconventional, surprising, different. Long is fine. (We don't often publish poems with words scattered artistically all over the page because they do not display properly on smartphone screens.)

We look forward to sitting around our old harvest table to discuss submissions received here. Sometimes a story or poem that's 'on the bubble' gets moved to our 'publish this' folder.

What to do: 

Submit ONE story - OR - up to FIVE poems in a submission. If you have more work, you're welcome to make more than one submission. 

Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long. 

Don't submit poems with words scattered artistically all over the page. 

Flash fiction is fine.

  

This is NOT a contest. There are no prizes. It’s a creative challenge. We’ll publish every submission that impresses us with its creativity. And we’ll do that as the submissions roll in. When our deadline has come and gone, we’ll repeat the challenge with new writing prompts. (Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long. Don't submit poems with words scattered artistically all over the page.)
WHAT TO DO:
We’ve provided three options below, each containing three words or phrases. Choose only ONE option. You must use all three of the exact words or phrases found within the option you choose. USE THE THREE WORDS OR PHRASES IN ANY ORDER, somewhere within your short story or poem. It helps if you BOLD them, so readers can easily find them.
Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long.
Don't submit poems with words scattered artistically all over the page.


CHOOSE...
OPTION 1: USE ALL 3 OF THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN YOUR SHORT STORY OR POEM (IN ANY ORDER)…
empty       +      rebound      +       pier


OR CHOOSE...

OPTION 2: USE ALL 3 OF THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN YOUR SHORT STORY OR POEM (IN ANY ORDER)...
California      +        ferry      +       plastic


OR CHOOSE...

OPTION 3: USE ALL 3 OF THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN YOUR SHORT STORY OR POEM (IN ANY ORDER)...
angel       +      found       +       fancy

This is NOT a contest. There are no prizes. It’s a creative challenge. We’ll publish every submission that impresses us with its creativity. And we’ll do that as the submissions roll in. When our deadline has come and gone, we’ll repeat the challenge with new writing prompts. (Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long. Don't submit poems with words scattered artistically all over the page.) 

WHAT TO DO:
 

You MUST USE ONLY ONE of the three sentences below to END your short story or poem.


CHOOSE ONLY ONE OPTION BELOW:


EITHER... 

USE THIS SENTENCE TO END YOUR STORY OR POEM:

A glance, a sigh, a kiss, a lie.


OR...
 

USE THIS SENTENCE TO END YOUR STORY OR POEM:


Top down, music up, rolling west.


OR...
 

USE THIS SENTENCE TO END YOUR STORY OR POEM:


Skyward I go as cities groan and flex below, an infinite succession of big decisions and small collisions, antagonists and lovers. 

This is NOT a contest. There are no prizes. It’s a creative challenge. We’ll publish every submission that impresses us with its creativity. And we’ll do that as the submissions roll in. When our deadline has come and gone, we’ll repeat the challenge with new writing prompts. (Don’t submit short fiction over 5,000 words long. Don't submit poems with words scattered artistically all over the page.)

WHAT TO DO:
You MUST USE ONLY ONE of the three phrases below to BEGIN your short story or poem.


CHOOSE ONLY ONE OPTION BELOW:


EITHER...
USE THIS PHRASE TO BEGIN YOUR STORY OR POEM:  

She is claustrophobic and needs the horizon


OR...


USE THIS PHRASE TO BEGIN YOUR STORY OR POEM:
Bare feet with painty-pink toenails, lemon shorts, making an entrance  

  

OR...


USE THIS PHRASE TO BEGIN YOUR STORY OR POEM:
Stereo in Suite Seven sprays surf music scattershot