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 than 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


Between 250 and 3500 words


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All submissions may be previously published or unpublished, be under consideration elsewhere, and your name may appear on the documents.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


Please be aware: after much consideration, we have decided to reject, unread and without reply, any submission which does not follow our guidelines. This includes works above or below our accepted word or line count, multiple works included in a single document, works previously submitted to ourselves, and all works where more than 3 works by the same author are submitted simultaneously.

When Will I Hear Back About My Submission?

We aim to respond to all submissions within 6 weeks.

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 work 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.