We love bite-sized stories to brighten the day, which is exactly why we created50 Give or Take. If you subscribe, you'll receive daily microfiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Despite popular opinion, the name50 Give or Takedoesn't refer to the amount of words in the story. The title is a metaphor for what we, as readers and writers, give and take emotionally from the written word. So if you decide to submit, make sure your story is 50 words or less. Please subscribe to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work.

All stories will be published in an annual print collection to be released in November every year.

All you have to do is submit* your:

  • 50-word story
  • one-line bio
  • website or social media URL
  • a photo of yourself‚Äč

*By submitting to 50 Give or Take, you accept and understand that you are handing over non-exclusive rights for Vine Leaves Press to publish your work electronically and in print.

Submissions written by AI will be automatically rejected.

Submit to our monthly SPILL IT! column. An opinion column written by Vine Leaves Press authors, staff and other contributors. Sent to your inbox monthly. Designed to spark debate and conversation. Caution: Some controversial content.

The purpose of SPILL IT! is to evoke debate/opinions, and therefore each article is titled with a direct question to readers.

If you contribute to the column, we will pay $30 USD per article of 500-1000 words, and include direct links to your personal website and any titles you wish to gain exposure for. Our SPILL IT list currently has around 1800 active subscribers, and the columns are also posted on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

TIP: Don't be afraid to be controversial.

Please note that we do not want any articles that are about your own experience with writing. Readers who do not write are not going to have any interest in this. So please only send us ideas that would interest people who have never written (and don't wish to) in their lives.

Also, please only send us ideas that spark a solid debate. We want to trigger conversation.

Submissions written by AI will be automatically rejected.

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