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Out of all the things we do, there’s little doubt which is the most rewarding; having the chance to publish great pieces of fiction is the reason Bandit Fiction was founded in the first place, and since day one, there’s been no better feeling that being able to publish people’s stories. We’ve even had the absolute honour of being the first publisher to show off the works of some great new and emerging writers to the world.

We Accept

Prose

Between 250 and 3500 words

Poetry

No more than 50 lines in length

Narrative Non-Fiction

Between 250 and 3500 words

All submissions may be previously published or unpublished, be under consideration elsewhere, and your name may appear on the documents. All we ask is that submissions are in the English language, that they are in a sensible, readable font, and that you make no more than three submissions during any two month period.

We Do Not Accept

Any works above or below our word count/line limits

Anything previously submitted to ourselves

More than 3 submissions at any one time

The submissions we accept will be published direct to our website as part of The Read More Project. For any submissions we choose not to accept, we offer free feedback on request (more details of this will be included in your email response).

Please Make Sure To

Include only one piece per document

Not exceed/go under the word count

Put the title of the piece in the document title

Have no more than 3 pieces under consideration at any one time

After much consideration, we have decided to reject, unread and without response, any and all submissions which do not adhere to our submission policy.

If you have problems submitting to us using Google Docs, you can submit directly to us at banditfiction@gmail.com by sending your submissions as individual attachment(s). However, please be aware that for atypical submissions like this, we cannot guarantee a timescale for replies, and so would always recommend submitting to us through Google Docs. As with those submissions made through Google Docs, we will reject, unread and without reply, any submission which does not adhere to our submission policy stated above.

When Will I Hear Back About My Submission?

We aim to respond to all submissions within 4 weeks, though usually we will respond with 2 to 3 weeks. If we haven’t responded after 4 weeks, please get in touch.

Do You Pay For The Work You Publish?

After conducting thorough research and gaining feedback from those who submit to us, we have decided not to pay for the works we publish. Instead, any money we have (which does not go towards paying immediate running costs) is invested in growing our audience and offering the best services we can.

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