Submit to Briefly Zine

Briefly Zine is a literary webzine for bold, succinct writing.

We love profound ideas, stories with a twist and writing that moves us. Quality beats quantity: make every word count.

We take submissions all year round and publish quarterly. Upcoming issues will be released in March and June 2021.


  • Up to three STORIES between 6 and 600 words OR
  • Up to three POEMS each 16 lines or less

Paste your work into the body of an email and send it to

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. This means that your stories or poems must never have appeared in print or online (including on a personal website or on Twitter).

Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again. Our response time may be anywhere between two days and two months. If you haven’t heard back after six weeks, feel free to send us a gentle nudge to check we received your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere.

If your story or poem has appeared in Briefly Zine, please wait an issue before submitting again (if you are in Issue 1, you won’t be considered again until Issue 3).

Please include a short third-person bio, but don’t feel under any pressure with this. You will be judged on the quality of your writing, not the number of journals in which you have previously been published.

There is no submission fee and, as much as we’d love to, we are not able to pay our contributors at this time. Hopefully this will change in the future.

By submitting to Briefly Zine, you are giving us first electronic rights only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.

For writing inspiration, have a look at our prompts and tips here.