Poems and short stories
The poems and stories on this website are of wildly diverse genres. Children are welcome to participate with submissions for the Kids and Teens pages.
Click here to email us your submission you would like published for our consideration.
Poems and stories are a way of communicating deep and profound feelings of the heart and soul. It's about people. People like you and me. People who have experienced life and love, the good and the bad, and wish to share those feelings with others.
Your work is about to be read by thousands, often hundreds of thousands, of people on the Internet. The only thing they will ever see are the short and long descriptions of your poem, your name or pen name (should you choose to use one, if you only want to use your first name, that's okay), and - of course - your work itself. On the children's pages, only their first name will be published.
A short story is second-cousin to the poem, relying on many of the same techniques (including brevity). Like poetry, stories can be very beautiful, with words that flow like sunshine from a cloudy sky and imagery capable of haunting our dreams at night. Short stories, like poetry, attempts to reveal the hidden Truths of our humanity.
Level of writing skill doesn't matter
While the authors may vary in skill and ability, all share a common love for the craft of writing. The poems and stories meet two criteria: they are all short to medium length stories or poems, and we like them (and we hope you will too). If you like what you read please let the authors know. A little encouragement or constructive criticism goes a long way. Besides, it's nice to know that someone is reading your work!
Copyright is owned by the individual authors and artists for all poems, stories and artwork.