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. Because we receive a lot of submissions, it generally takes us 4–6 weeks to respond to new submissions.

Some drabblers have asked about the criteria for becoming an “Editor’s Pick.” We reserve the “Editor’s Pick” designation for pieces that perform especially well (in terms of page views/likes), and/or pieces we think deserve extra recognition.

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,, and in the Quarterly. Note: by “Quarterly” we could very well mean “published every quarter century.”

Note: Your submission must contain no more than 100 words. 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. (The title and by-line do not count against the 100-word submission limit.)

As for the bio: We’re far more interested in why you write than where you’ve published. Please keep it brief, preferably a sentence. 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.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions. 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.)

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