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Spineless Wonders is now accepting submissions of short fiction from writers between 18 and 30 years of age for its digital-only publication program, Slinkies.

Deadline extended. Entries now close 1 December, 2019.

Use this form to submit your short fiction (up to 10,000 words). Feel free to attach information about yourself and your writing. 

If we like your piece we will send you an eSingles agreement.


1. Is it free to enter? YES.

2. Will I be paid? YES. We keep enough to cover editorial and admin costs. The more your story sells, the more you earn.

2. I’m an Australian living overseas. Can I still enter? YES. The competition is open to people under 30 who currently reside in Australia or Australians living overseas. 

3. Will I be able to publish my story elsewhere in print or as part of a collection? YES. Your agreement with Spineless Wonders will be for the digital-only publication of your story. Copyright remains with you and you are free to offer your story elsewhere. 

4. Can I make more than one submission? YES, PLEASE. WE LIKE TO READ. 

5. I’m not exactly sure if what I have written is a short story, novella, a set of linked short stories or some weird hybrid thing – do you still want to see it? YES. We want any kind of prose you’ve got, and we love experimental works. Whether it’s one short story or several, a novella, creative non-fiction, hypertext or graphic novellas, send it our way! 

6. Where will the Slinkies eStories be available? Spineless Wonders eStories can be read on any device with an ereader app. Readers can purchase your story from our website and all ebook retailers. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.