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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.

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 Digital and/or Audio Publication 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. We would love it if you acknowledge that you were fist published by Spineless Wonders!

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 digital and audio publications be available? Spineless Wonders digital stories can be read on any device with an ereader app. Readers can purchase your story from our website and all ebook retailers. Our audiobooks are also available from a range of retailers.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.