Submission Guidelines: Submit your work

We accept submissions in most genres. We will not accept any submissions that deal with underage sexuality or gratuitous violence. If you are uncertain about your genre, please send us a description of your work and we will get back to you with an answer within the week. We ask that you keep your submissions community friendly, which means: no gross humour (gratuitous potty humour,) no racial slurs unless they are integral to a fiction piece. We are not here to promote ideals on religion, race, sexual orientation, social class or politics. All opinions will be represented as your own and in no way reflect that of the operators of this website.

If you intend to submit your work, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • This blog is intended to feature Short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as art pieces and musical works. We would prefer if your submission was no longer than 1,000 words long, unless it has been arranged prior.
  • We ask that you limit your posting to one piece per-day unless you are an editor or have previous permission. The exception to this rule is during contests, prompts or themes that require more than one post per-day.
  • The work you submit must be original and all rights must belong to you. If you are submitting work for someone else, you must include a signed release with your submission. Any work that is deemed as not original will be promptly removed from the site and you will no longer be allowed to participate. This includes any art work or photos that are an accompaniment to your writing, unless it is public domain.
  • Your work will be published as determined by the editors of this site, and on the schedule that works for them.
  • We will not edit your work for you. It will be published as is.
  • We maintain the right to refuse to publish a work at our discretion and without any further explanation.
  • We do not claim any rights to your work. It is yours to do with as you wish. If you no longer wish to have your work featured on the site, please send an inquiry by using the contact form below. Please remember to include the title of your post so that we may easily find and remove it. It may take up to 72 hours for it to be removed from the site.
  • Please keep in mind this is a community.  Choose only your best stuff and post the rest to personal blogs.
  • The formatting of your piece will be handled by our editors, unless you have posting privileges. WordPress sometimes does odd things. We will do the best we can to ensure that it comes out looking great.
  • If you are submitting an excerpt of a published book, please also send us a link to the book and the publisher information.
  • Fan Fiction will NOT be accepted.
  • NO self promoting via single links to your blog with no other content.
  • All content on this site is property of the individual author. If you are going to use it in part or in whole somewhere else, you must have permission from the author first, with the exception of reblogs.
  • Please include the links to your website/sales pages with your work if you wish to have them posted.
  • Please note: It may take up to a week for one of our editors to get back to you.
  • If you wish to have a photo included with your submission please note this at the top of your submission and we will send you the appropriate email to submit it to. We kindly ask that you limit your photos to one per submission, unless you are doing a photography post that has been previously approved.
  • Please ensure that your photos are appropriate for all audiences and are not offensive, this includes graphic nudity, violence, gore and sexuality or anything else that may be construed as inappropriate.

We hope everyone has a good time here and shares in the joy of community–Thank you, the editorial team.

Email us with your submissions by using the form below:

51 comments on “Submission Guidelines: Submit your work

  1. Wow this sounds amazing 🙂 Well done Ionia and team 🙂

  2. Great. Why am I not getting a reblog option on this?

  3. […] lovely Ionia at the Readful Things Blog has started The Community Storyboard. As she says, whether you are a reader or a writer, the site promises to have what you are looking […]

  4. Tweeting this today. Great name and image.

  5. Great idea and thank you all for making this resource available. Now in between the decorating I’ll have to find something to submit.

  6. […] Introducing, if you missed it, The Community Storyboard! […]

  7. Not sure I did this right…just sent through a submission for the Thursday prompt but used the comments box here -was I supposed to send the submission somewhere else? Feel free to delete the poem I sent if its in the wrong place, I have a copy on my computer so can always resubmit in another way if I got it wrong!:)

  8. I’ve made a trial submission…not sure how it works, know about ping-backing…pls let me know if I did it right 🙂

  9. I just submitted a short short story, but all the line breaks disappeared so it looks like one long paragraph. Should I resubmit? Thanks and sorry if I’ve muck it up 😦

    • I just sent you out an invite so you can post your own stuff. I thought I had done that already, but either I forgot or WP ate the invite. I choose to blame WP. 🙂 So now you should be able to post at will.

      • Awesome! Thank you 🙂

      • Thanks again. I just posted a short short and scheduled it for May 31. Hope that’s OK. I’m a bit nervous about this. And I’m behind on reading all the other posts … can you spare me some hours in the day … maybe the time you spend napping in the shower 😉

  10. I just send in a short story…via the form provided above. Do tell me when you get it.

  11. I know I got an invite, but I submitted anyway seeing as it is prose from my other blog…

  12. […] The Community Storyboard is a new and exciting blog where you can submit your work and have it showcased.  You can get important feedback and make friends with other artists.  Aside from submissions, we are going to be doing a few prompts and weekly themes that you can use for some spontaneous creations. […]

  13. […] Submit your work today!!! […]

  14. […] to put your own creative wordling (as I have), look no further. The Community Storyboard wants YOU! Submit to us […]

  15. […] posted on The Community Storyboard.  Check it out, comment on posts, and submit your own writing for […]

  16. I’d like to contribute. Are comics acceptable?

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