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Typishly will be open again for submissions on Monday, June 24th.

Typishly is a popular online literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. Our website has received several hundred thousand page views. Over 1,700 writers follow us on Submittable.

Typishly has been called beautiful, stylish, visual, cool, gorgeous, text-y, wonderful, eclectic, vivid, visceral, stunning, challenging, smart, delightful… and sometimes weird. 

We’re open for submissions every week from Monday through Wednesday. (See opening and closing times below.) Closed Thursday through Sunday.

Here’s our weekly submission schedule:

  • All categories open every Monday at 8AM ET
  • Emerging Writer Mondays (closes on Mon at 4pm ET)
  • Flash Fiction Tuesdays (closes on Tues at 4pm ET)
  • Poetry Tuesdays (closes on Tues at 4pm ET)
  • Short Story Wednesdays (closes on Wed at 4pm ET)
  • Closed for submissions on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Personalized response in just one day.

Typishly is a positive and welcoming space for writers, where creativity is respected, cherished and nourished. We strive to inspire, even when responding to short stories and poetry not accepted for publication.

Our editor Jon was a professional writer and creative director for many years. He has spent countless hours working one-on-one with other writers and creative people, assessing their writing and providing positive feedback to inspire their next effort. Jon has received awards for his creativity from judges in New York, Chicago, London and Toronto, so he loves creative writing with the emphasis on ‘creative’. He launched Typishly to inspire and encourage writers.

Jon replies to submissions in 24 hours with a friendly, personalized note briefly pointing out phrases and ideas he likes, because submitters have told him it’s good to know someone has read and thought about their work. He does not provide negative feedback, constructive criticism or long detailed notes. Don’t expect advice on how to improve your writing or reasons why your work was not accepted for publication. Jon is not a writing coach. (For more, see our FAQs.)

To get started, click the green Submit button on this page. It will take you to Submittable, an online submission management platform that is trusted by more than two million users and 11,000+ organizations, including Random House, Simon and Schuster, Harlequin, New Yorker, CBS, NBC, Harvard, MIT, LA Times, TechCrunch, NPR, and 300+ universities. There is a small submission fee.

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Built for writers. Loved by readers.

Typishly has published poetry and short stories by a founding editor at Vanity Fair, a former TV producer for 60 Minutes, newspaper journalists, an international diplomat, veterans, novelists, university professors, lawyers, medical professionals, teachers, MFA students, professional actors and musicians, visual artists, retirees, homemakers, high school students, an Olympian, and a guy who works in demolition. They live in America, the UK, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Canada and elsewhere. Read the bios of our Featured Writers.

Each of our contributing writers has a dedicated author page displaying the portfolio of work they have published on Typishly. Here is our most published writer.

Supporting new and emerging writers.

Every week, Typishly sends out a special call for writers who have been published three or fewer times, with a Monday submission deadline. Unpublished newbies are encouraged to submit. Your short story or poetry will be considered along with work submitted by other emerging writers.

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Questions? Read our FAQs and Terms of Use.