Submit Your Best Spill of Words...

Submission Guidelines

We are open to featuring original works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, digital art, and photos from contributors – published and unpublished writers alike. We encourage diversity and welcome all genres as long as they are not longer than 5000 words for short stories, 100 lines for poems (you can include thought-provoking photos or images), and less than 500 words for flash fiction. The digital art, illustration, or photograph should be no more than 500 KB in size, saved in .jpg, .png, or .gif format, and submitted as an attachment.

Our editors will review each piece we receive, and if we like it, we will publish it. Please submit only one piece at a time. We do not accept simultaneous submissions. It generally takes 2–4 weeks to respond to a new entry.

Very important: TheVillageGong reserves the right to edit any piece we receive to conform to our style guidelines (loosely based on The Chicago Manual of Style). The title and byline do not count against the word limit.
As for the biography – we’re far more interested in what motivates you to write than where you’ve published. Please keep it brief; if it is less than 100 words; it will be appreciated. If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, please indicate in your submission.

All submissions on this site remain copyrighted property of their creators. No work on this site may be reproduced in any way, shape, or form without the express consent of its creator.
All works published in TheVillageGong remain in its repository for as long as this site exists. Any work submitted to TheVillageGong, if published elsewhere after first being published in TheVillageGong, TheVillageGong must be credited as the original publisher of the specific content/work.

If you’re unsure what our spill of words is, consider reading our collections. The keyboard can type and rant words, but there is no tale unless there is an ardent reader or a sympathetic ear to listen to it. The world still loves a good story and is eager to read yours. Send us your thoughts and write them down, for better or worse.