Short Story of the Week

The Buzz Insider is accepting short stories for our new feature, “Short Story of the Week.”

If your story matches our guidelines found below, please copy and paste your story to the body of an e-mail or upload it to a service such as Google Drive and send us the link to

Our guidelines are simple:

  • Your story must be written in English and be your own original material.
  • Any genre (minus erotica, gore and overly explicit content) is accepted.
  • Your short story should range from at least 100 to 1,600 words max.
  • Even though stories will be edited, double-check spelling and grammar before submitting.
  • Please include your name (Pennames are allowed on your stories but we request to know your real name for security reasons) publishing credits (if applicable) and a short bio that will appear at the bottom of your story along with a link either to your website or to one of your social media accounts.
  • Most importantly, have fun!

Please keep in mind that we are a contributor based platform and are unable to provide monetary compensation BUT your contributions will be greatly appreciated by our readers, ourselves and will give you a great source of worldwide exposure.

Due to the volume of submissions, The Buzz Insider is unable to publish every story that we receive but we will notify you of acceptance in a week. If you do not hear from us then you may submit it elsewhere.

As this is a contributing site, you are allowed to publish your contributed stories in other publications after they are published on our site but you must state that it originally appeared/was published by The Buzz Insider. If your story appears in another online publication, please also link to our original post.