As part of our commitment to emerging and underserved writers, beginning in November 2012, each month we will publish a short work of fiction on our website, and feature that author in an interview. Selected authors are paid $250. At the end of the series (October, 2013) we will publish the stories in an anthology. This year it's an experiment, next year, maybe it's a podcast. It's a fluid experiment, OK? Please visit our Submittable page to send your freakishly awesome short stories our way. Submissions to our Short of the Month are accepted year round, rain or shine. We look for stories that exhibit literary skill and those that bite.
The $3 reading fee is put toward our small but diligent operation, which means you'll be supporting awesome small press authors and the independent literary community. That being said, this is NOT a required fee. Unmanned welcomes writers to submit to our Short of the Month series, fee or no fee, and whatever choice you make, it will have absolutely no bearing on your submission(s). We are grateful for the opportunity to read your work and thank you in advance for your interest, support, and readership. We adore you.