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Please send us your short stories and verse

StoryMondo is an exciting new website where you can publish your short stories and verse. But the writing we publish is special. It must have a “sense of place” – it must in some way describe or evoke a particular location.

We publish two kinds of writing:

Short stories up to 1,500 words long, these can include folk tales and legends, new or retold; travellers’ tales about places you have visited; and memoirs or stories about places you have known, where you grew up or where you live 
Verse haiku, sonnets or other forms of poetry

Your writing can be aimed at adults or children and can be on any topic – but it must always have a connection with real physical places such as cities, mountains, rivers, buildings and countries, and so can be shown by a symbol on the StoryMondo map. Plus, it must not be potentially offensive or contain unreasonable sex or violence.

We do not charge or pay to publish material. Authors are identified on our website and retain copyright and we display any relevant website links that you give us. The same conditions apply to the images which we use. If third parties approach us about your writing or about you, we will pass on their queries direct to you, without charge to you and without ourselves being involved in any negotiations which may follow.

How to submit a story to StoryMondo:

1. Verify your copyright.
2. Read and understand the StoryMondo copyright.
3. Check our Terms and Conditions. By submitting a story to StoryMondo you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Most importantly – by submitting a work to StoryMondo you guarantee that you are the owner of the copyright to that work. We do not require any transfer of this copyright, but by submitting a story to us you agree to grant StoryMondo a non-exclusive license to publish the work.
4. Email your story or verse to stories@StoryMondo.com.

StoryMondo also offers a story crowd-sourcing service to companies, organizations and individuals. This involves payment to writers for stories that explore a specified theme and have a defined geographical relevance. Please sign up to receive email requests for stories.

And finally…… StoryMondo runs regular competitions. The winners receive $100 and their work is specially featured on the StoryMondo website. Our current competition is for short stories and the closing date is 31 December 2014.

If you have further questions then please check our help page or contact us at stories@StoryMondo.com.