Typishly is a popular online literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. Our website receives several hundred thousand page views a year. We aim to inspire writers by responding overnight with a few words of encouragement, no matter how much effort that takes, no matter how many hours it consumes, seven days a week.
Personalized response in just one day.
Typishly’s editor Jon has encouraged writers for years as a Creative Director. He has received international awards for his creativity.
Jon responds to all submissions in one day with a friendly personalized note briefly pointing out phrases and ideas he likes, because it’s good to know someone has read and thought about your work. (For much more, see our FAQs.)
Typishly has been called beautiful, stylish, visual, cool, gorgeous, text-y, inspiring, wonderful, eclectic, vivid, visceral, stunning, challenging, smart, delightful… and sometimes weird. We have good things on the go every day.
To get started, click the green Submit button on this page. (It will take you to Submittable, a submission platform trusted by over two million users and 10,000+ clients, including Airbnb, Harvard, NPR, TechCrunch, and 300+ universities. There is a small submission fee.)
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 ourFeatured 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 Emerging Writer Thursdays for writers who have been published three or fewer times, with a Thursday submission deadline. Unpublished newbies are encouraged to submit. Your short story or poetry will be considered along with work submitted by other emerging writers. Emerging Writer Thursdays also give new and emerging writers a break on our regular submission fee. It’s the lowest priced item in our shopping cart.
Good things on the go daily at Typishly.
We’re in this to inspire writers while providing a beautiful home for their work, no matter how much effort it takes, no matter how many hours it consumes, seven days a week. We have good things on the go every day.
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our Short Story Mondays with a Monday deadline. Story must be under 5,000 words.
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our Poetry Tuesdays with a Tuesday deadline.
Forever Wednesdays are for writing you submitted to journals who haven’t responded in like, forever.
Our Wednesday Creative Challenges are fun and inspirational writing prompts.
Every week, Typishly sends out a special call for Emerging Writer Thursdays for writers who have been published three or fewer times, with a Thursday submission deadline. Unpublished newbies are encouraged to submit. (Of course, emerging writers are also welcome to submit in any of our other categories.) In support of new and emerging writers, this is the lowest priced item in our shopping cart.
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our Relationship Fridays, with a Friday deadline. We’re looking for writing about what happens when people intersect in any kind of relationship, positive or negative: with friends, lovers, enemies, rivals, strangers, co-workers, siblings, children, parents, grandparents… (Typishly is LGBTQ+ friendly.)
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our On Location Fridays, with a Friday deadline. We’re looking for writing with a strong sense of place. A city, a home, a workplace, a forest, an island, a park bench, a boat… anywhere that makes the reader feel they’re ‘on location’.
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our Flash FictionSaturdays, with a Saturday deadline. Flash fiction must be under 1,500 words.
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our Unusual Sundays with a Sunday deadline. We’re looking for experimental writing, never-seen-before topics, outside-the-box subject matter, unusual themes. Have you written a short story or poem that is out of the ordinary, unconventional, different, surprising, or just plain weird?
Every week, Typishly sends out a call for our Sci-Fi & Fantasy Sundays with a Sunday deadline. The future, technology, imaginative universes, alternate worlds, space exploration, extraterrestrials, speculative fiction, time travel, fantastic kingdoms and more.
Our open call for Poetry | Short Story has no deadline, so you can take all the time you need to write something that showcases your creativity. Story must be under 5,000 words. Flash fiction under 1,500 words. Just one story, or up to 5 poems per submission.