Submit an original piece and have your work published!

We are excited to not only offer you the opportunity to print and enjoy a bit of storytelling in bit-size format, but the chance to see one of your own stories published and shared with the community!

What are we looking for, you might ask? Short stories and poems to delight, inspire, surprise, and, most importantly, move our readers. Button fiction — very short fiction published at the push of a button — is found in unexpected places, whether it's when you're savoring the last sips at the local coffee shop, waiting in line at the DMV, or strolling through the airport. We want to insert a bit of storytelling into the mundane moments, elevating the role of story in the everyday.


  • Submissions must be short stories and poems of maximum 8,000 characters, spaces included or children's stories of maximum 7,000 characters, spaces included.

  • Works must be previously unpublished in print or online, including on personal blogs.

  • We will only accept fictional works, and they may be any style or genre, excluding erotic.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you inform us immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.

  • Concerning rights to your work, we ask for:
    • the exclusive right to publish your work in our Short Story Dispenser or any similar vending machine.
    • the exclusive right to use or adapt your work as a basis for audio.
    • the non-exclusive right to publish your work on all other media, such as our website, for example.
  • All submissions must be submitted via this submission platform in a copy/paste format. We cannot respond to unsolicited submissions via post or email.

  • We welcome submissions from established and emerging writers alike.

  • Please read our Publishing Terms and Conditions here in detail. Submitting your work via this submission platform is an agreement to the full Publishing Terms and Conditions.

  • Only one submission per writer in each category (poetry, short story, and children's story), but once you’ve received a final response from us, we encourage you to submit another piece.

  • Our response rate could be anywhere from a few days up to one month, depending on the number of submissions we receive.