Submit to Lore

Want to submit work to us? Read on!
Please note SUBMISSIONS are currently closed

Social Networking

First and foremost, you can find, connect and help build our community for the better at the following our Twitter page; our main online presence where we connect and share news. You can also check our About tab for a full list of our socials.

Copyright and Ownership

We now want to get the big questions out of the way. If you submit to us, who retains the intellectual property? Who retains what rights to the work? We at Lore are advocates of free press and freedom of expression. Built on the foundation of giving writers a place to share their work fairly is what we are all about. We are built on principles of fairness, integrity and trust. We are a publication run by writers, and we understand the need for this honesty and transparency.

Should you submit to Lore, you will retain all intellectual property rights to your written works. When your work is accepted by Lore, we retain the right to publish that work under the Lore Publication name. We do not demand exclusive publication rights. You are free to submit your work elsewhere. We also accept previously published works and will consider them like any other story.

What We Want and Don’t Want

We at Lore do have some guidelines to follow for what we are looking for, and equally, what we are not looking for.

Currently, we are looking for submissions that are:
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and Thriller based
  • Flash Fiction: 250 - 999 words
  • Short stories: 1000 to 3000 words
  • Poetry: No word limit.
  • Original Work
  • Never before published anywhere else (feel free to resell after we publish your story)
  • A completed story! Teach the reader something, make them think, make them laugh or make them cry! Give your stories a moral or unique characters! We want something that will make your story stand out!
What we are not looking for:
  • Fan Fictions (of any kind)
  • Stories that promote hate speech, racism, sectarianism, nationalism or offensive material (if in doubt about including certain themes, refer to this as a guideline). This does not mean such content cannot be included in the story, but rather, the narrative cannot promote such themes as positive.
  • Stories that contain excessive sexual themed content (graphic rape descriptions, excessively graphic pornographic descriptions). Sex scenes are fine, if they progress the narrative.
  • Excessive descriptions of gore (if you have gore, it must progress the narrative. No gore for the sake of adding gore).


Currently, as it stands, we cannot pay every writer we accept work from. We want to, we really do, but we are a small publication that is yet to grow! Payment is certainly an option in the future (as we believe in paying writers for their work) but right now, we simply do not have the funds! We do, however, run occasional writing contests with prizes and cash prizes! Be on the lookout for these, it is our way of saying thank you!


How do you submit your masterpiece? Simple! We have a variety of method depending on what you are submitting. For short stories and flash fiction:

For poetry submissions and guest articles use our email:

When submitting your work for review, please follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth review of your story!
  • Email a copy of the story to yourself first and foremost, even if you choose not to submit to us! (this is to provide proof you came up with the story first and provides electronic proof of concept! We at Lore are built around integrity, protect your work!)
  • Submit your masterpiece in .doc or .dox format (with a signature, if you want. The signature is optional)
  • Provide your full name, links to your socials (Twitter, Facebook etc.), your country of origin (so we know the best time to contact you) and a brief bio about you! (we want to know who you are!)
  • Lastly, be sure to tell your friends about this hip new publication you found 😄💗
We look forward to reading your work!

Time Scale

How long will it take for you to hear back? We at Lore aim to get back to you about your submission as soon as possible. We work through submissions in a first come, first served basis. As we are a new publication at the moment, a reply to your submission will be fairly quick, however, please do keep in mind that we are still a small team! We want to give every work of fiction sent to Lore the time it deserves!

Current Turn Around Time Estimate

Thank you for your time and interest in submitting to us here at Lore! We wish you all the best and keep writing!

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