5 Best 50 Word Story Literary Magazines:Only List You Need

Where Can I submit a 50 word story?

If you write 50 word stories or have already written lots of them and you are looking for where to send your stories to and get them published.

Here is a list of magazines and websites looking for 50 word story submissions.

Where possible I have included an estimate to give you a sense of the traffic potential.

By traffic potential, I mean the audience size of the magazines.

These numbers indicate the website traffic. It is not the original number from the website but an estimate determined with the use of tools like

  • Similarweb
  • Uber suggest
  • Serpstat
  • Semrush

A quick disclaimer these tools do not provide the exact traffic numbers but an estimate based on a lot of factors.

However, this number is close to the exact number.

This compilation is useful to both writers and readers.

Whether you are looking for where to submit your stories for publication or you are a reader looking to read exciting and excellent fifty-word stories this list is for you.

1.Fifty word stories

The website started in February 2009 but officially started receiving submissions from writers in 2012.

They are looking for exactly fifty word stories, no more or less.

Although the magazine is open to stories on any topic they are looking for stories with a plot, theme, character development or at least a hint at it.

The magazine publishes two stories every weekday.

Reading fee: Free

Number of submissions:One per month

Reading Period(Open for submissions):1 to 15 of every month.

Payment:None but if your story is selected as the story of the month you will be given $10 Canadian.

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Circulation:As at the time of writing the blogpost the website gets over 3000 monthly visits

Click to read full fifty word stories submission guidelines and to submit.

2. The Dribble Drabble Review

The Dribble Drabble Review is a magazine that publishes both 50-word stories ( dribble) and 100-word stories( drabble).

Dribble Drabble Review is a biannual magazine that publishes in spring and fall

Reading fee: Free

Number of submissions: Up to five entries.

Reading period: check the website for details.

Payment: None

Except for publication

Circulation:Growing but it’s over 1000 monthly visits

Check submission guidelines

3. blink-ink

This is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing 50 word stories.

It is a quarterly magazine. One for every season.

Genre: you should check the website for the theme or prompt

Frequency: Quarterly

Submission fee: Free

Reading Period:check as this varies depending on the issue they are accepting submissions for at the moment.

Issues Price : Paid


Circulation: Over 1000 monthly visits

Check blink ink for submission guidelines

4. Molecule

Molecule is looking for prose, poetry, play, and interviews that are 50 words or less.

They also limit your bio to 24 words.

As at the time of writing this blogpost they had published five issues.

Reading fee :Free

Number of submissions: up to five 

Reading Period: check the website for details

Payment: Not stated

Circulation:Around 1000 monthly visits

Check Molecule for full submission guidelines and to submit

5. 50 Give or Take

50 Give or Take is run by the Vine leaves press publishing company.

If you subscribe to their email updates you get daily 50 word stories sent to your inbox.

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At the end of the year, all the stories published during the year are bundled into the annual  anthology which will be published on November 6.

Frequency: Daily

Reading Fee:Free

Number of submissions: One 

Payment: None except publication in newsletter and anthology

Issues: Anthology paid

Circulation: Around 1000 monthly visits

Check Vine leaves press for more details

Use the fifty word story prompts to get started


With fifty word stories gaining popularity every day.

More magazines and websites dedicated to publishing 50 word stories are emerging.

As I find these websites I will add to them  this list.

I recommend you bookmark the page so you can refer to it in future and when you need to submit your 50 word story( stories).

Which one of these websites will you be submitting your stories to first?

I would love to know.

Let me know in the comments section.

Have any questions don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below.

By Onyemechi Nwakonam

Hi ,I write poetry and short prose. I am excited to help you organise your writing journey.

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