Short Story Sunday Celebrates 250 Members & Needs Your Story!

Short Story Sunday this month reached 250 members of the Short Story Sunday Club.

Members receive an exclusive story in the monthly newsletter in addition to the weekly story published every Sunday on the main site and we need more stories!

We welcome short stories and flash fiction from a wide range of genres.

Short Stories can be written for adults or children, should be no more than 3,500 words in length and submitted by email as a Word attachment along with a brief Author Bio at the end of the story.

Flash Fiction contributions should be 500-1000 words.

Please visit the site to read our Contributor Guidelines on the genres we publish before sending your story to submissions [at]

Please note as a policy we don’t charge authors submission fees – this is a free entry publication.

Love Stories? Join the Short Story Sunday Club Free!

Join our mailing list to become a member of the Short Story Sunday Club. Membership is FREE and members will receive a lively monthly newsletter with the following:

  • An access code to an Exclusive Short Story published for members only
  • A chance to win our Monthly Members Prize 
  • A chance to participate in our online members poll to nominate your favourite ‘Short Story of the Month’

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February is ‘Otherworldly Originals Month’ at Short Story Sunday!

February signals the launch of the Short Story Sunday ‘Otherworldly Originals Month’a quartet of quirky, distinctive and original stories from a range of authors.

The programme starts with ‘Attitude Magazine’ Books Editor Will Davis who has penned a beautifully creative story about a lonely sea monster. Will’s short story ‘I Eat Peopleis live on Short Story Sunday on Sunday 1st February.

Short Story Sunday January Roundup

January saw the site publish a diverse range of original stories from talented authors including:

If you haven’t had a chance to read these yet please do – and do remember to share your thoughts on the site or via twitter @storiesonsunday!

Our Member’s Club Launches in March…

We are pleased to (finally!) announce that the Short Story Sunday Member’s Club is launching in March 2015. We are working on a member voting system so that you members can vote for their ‘Story of the Month’ with prizes for both the Author behind the story and the Member who posts the most engaging feedback on a story.

Short Story Sunday Club hits 150 Members

We are pleased to announced that in January, the Short Story Sunday Club signed up our 150th member – a good sign that people are still getting excited about short stories…

A new story every Sunday at

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Short Story Sunday Monthly Round-up & Festive Special

Short Story Sunday published our first story in November launching with hugely popular The True Color of the Sky’ by published author Chrysler Szarlan (read it here).

We subsequently published a quartet of original stories from talented authors including:

‘The Opening’ by Johanna Skibsrud
– ‘Bluebirds’ by Jamie Ryder
‘Dark Disneyland’ by Patrick Sagaram
‘Clay’ by Lauren Bell

What’s Next? Don’t miss our Festive Special!

We have now confirmed the line-up for our inaugural Short Story Sunday ‘5 Days of Christmas Festive Special’ which will feature a new festive story published each day in the run-up to Christmas starting Sunday 20th December.

We have five crackers which we are looking forward to sharing with you (it wouldn’t be Christmas without a cliché!). Here are the highlights:

Day 1: Sunday 21st December – An exquisitely-written classic festive ghost tale with a modern twist and a spine-tingling ending.

Day 2: Monday 22nd December – A darkly festive Victorian tale for those feeling a little macabre.

Day 3: Tuesday 23rd December – A beautifully haunting piece of flash fiction about a mysterious Christmas card.

Day 4: Christmas Eve – A lightly humorous tale for those who enjoy a delightful ‘Christmas Cat’ story

Day 5: Christmas Day – The main event and a truly show-stopping olde tale about a housemaid’s changing relationship with her annual Christmas Pudding preparations and the upper-class family she labours for; this is a real treat for those who love the dark side of Downton Abbey as well as those looking for a traditional festive tale…

In Other News:

Short Story Sunday Club hits 100 Members

At the start of December the Short Story Sunday Club signed up our 100th member – quite a feat considering the Club hasn’t launched yet!

The Club will feature exclusive stories and member prizes and is scheduled for launch in early 2015 and you can sign up for free here.

Have a lovely Christmas from Short Story Sunday

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Call for Short Story Submissions at

Deadline: On-going

Short Story Sunday is launching in November 2014 and will create an inviting space for readers to enjoy stories from leading published and unpublished authors from around the world, showcasing one short story each Sunday.

We have been working with top-tier publishers and have received submissions from established literary award-winning international authors alongside newly published authors – and now we want talented unpublished authors too.

What We Publish

We are open to most genres as long as they tell a well-crafted story. We will be publishing Commercial, Young Adult and Children’s Short Story/Flash Fiction but there are genres and topics we won’t be publishing – please check the main site for more information on our submission guidelines.

Festive Contributions

With winter approaching we are also looking for festive-themed stories to run over the festive-period in any of the following genres:

– ‘Uplifting’ Christmas Story

– ‘Alternative’ Christmas Story

– ‘Dark’ Christmas Story

–  ‘New Year’ Story

Put Your Work In Front Of Publishers/Agents

We are currently working closely with publishers and literary agents whilst co-ordinating submissions from internationally-published authors and the site will promote stories from both published and unpublished authors. As a result unpublished authors can expect that their work will be viewed by both publishers and literary agents.

Submission Guidelines

This is a free entry publication – there are no submission fees or charges to send your story to us.

Please click on the ‘Submit Your Story’ link on the main site for our full contributor guidelines to check our exclusivity requirements before you send in your submission/s.

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