We are always looking for fresh and original pieces from writers at home and abroad. Whether you are a psychology undergrad or a qualified IT consultant, if you write fiction or creative non-fiction, we want to hear from you!

All work must be submitted by filling out this form, which will give you the option to tell us a little more about yourself and copy your story into the appropriate section.

What exactly are we looking for?

Well it varies. No story is the same but, in each case, we’ll be looking for originality and creativity. We want to read a story that only you could have written, and we’d love to see some thought behind everything from the pace of the story to the way you’ve structured your sentences. We love a strong plot, and we love getting to know characters – so if you plan on introducing us to any, try to give us the full picture by making them as three-dimensional and memorable as possible. This is an English publication but feel free to add local languages – we believe in the power of Google so we won’t be including glossaries.


Please be advised we are currently unable to pay our contributors. However, we are working hard to reach a position where we can review this policy.

What we publish:

We are currently looking for

  • Flash Fiction (1500 words max.)
  • Short stories (7500 words max.)
  • Creative Non-Fiction* (7500 words max.)
* Creative nonfiction (also known as literary nonfiction or narrative nonfiction) is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives. Creative nonfiction contrasts with other nonfiction, such as academic or technical writing or journalism, which is also rooted in accurate fact but is not written to entertain based on prose style.


Review Process

We aim to provide feedback within 14 days. We will get back to you, whether we choose to publish your story or not.

Fine Print

Writers retain full rights to their work post-publication. If you would like to republish your story elsewhere, please make sure that AFREADA is credited and linked to as the original publisher. Work should be previously unpublished – personal blogs and websites are an exception. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your work from consideration if accepted elsewhere.


If you have any questions, feel free to email – if you don’t have any questions, what are you waiting for?


We look forward to receiving your work.