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​

*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.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.