Submit Your Drabble

The Drabble accepts original works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Our editors will review each piece we receive, and if we like it, we will publish it. We receive a lot of submissions, so if we accept your piece it may be a month or more before we publish it.

In August 2016, The Drabble launched The Drabble Quarterly, an e-zine featuring a selection of some of our favorite drabbles from the previous three months. All submissions will be considered for publication on both the site, www.thedrabble.com, and in the Quarterly.

Note: Your submission must contain no more than 100 words. Be advised that we reserve the right to edit any piece we receive to conform to our style guidelines (loosely based on The Chicago Manual of Style). Please include your name, WordPress link, and the title of your piece. (Also note: The title and by-line do not count against the 100-word submission limit.) If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, please indicate that in your submission. If you’re not yet entirely sure what drabble is, consider reading this post.

If you’re submitting something that you’ve already posted on your own blog, we ask that you please cut and paste the text into the body of your email. Please do not send links.

To submit, please use our online submission form.

We look forward to reading you shortly. (Bad pun intended.)

44 thoughts on “Submit Your Drabble

  1. Thanks for liking my creative writing post. Also just wanted to say I love your blog and think it’s great that you take submissions from other people. Hopefully (after some practice) I’ll be able to submit something!:)

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  2. It was the bad pun that got me. If I was signed up for an online dating site (ahem), one of my criteria would be: must appreciate bad puns, the badder the better.

    Incidentally, are you single?

    Submitting right away!

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  3. Thanks for the like. I’m sad to say I’ve not come across 100 word/very short story collections before. This is the sort of thing I tend to write though I considered it a failing that I can never stretch my text into a full story. I’m glad to see this is actually a “thing” people have interest in, an art form in itself! Perhaps I will try and submit something myself.

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  4. Thanks for liking my post. I very much enjoy the stories on your blog! I love it when sites pop up that accept other bloggers’ stories. It gives the rest of us a chance to read other blogs that we may not normally get to. Good job 🙂

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  5. Thank you for liking my short story posts and I like your blog very much in return. I will have to see if any of my previous short story posts are within the 100 word-limit, and if so, I will submit them. Thank you also for the encouragement and support that you give to other writers. 🙂

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  6. Thank you for liking my blog on insults. As a former writing instructor, I enjoyed making my “insults” compilation available to all writers. Perhaps I should write an insulting story for you to publish! Thank you. Steve

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  7. Thanks for liking. Your blog is one of those I’ve been looking for, for a long time. I haven’t come up with stories or verses that are less than 100 words, but I sure will come up with those and submit them! Thanks again. (P.S The pun was… well, puntastic)

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