For Writers

CommuterLit.com is an ezine for readers on the go and writers who wish to engage with this smart and interested audience.

CommuterLit.com posts a new short story, novel excerpt or poem each day from Monday to Friday, which readers can enjoy on their mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, Blackberries) during their morning or afternoon commute. Of course, readers can also access the stories and poems from the CommuterLit.com website home page at any time.

Our focus is on short stories, excerpts from novels and poems (or series of poems), from 500 to 4,000 words in length. Because we know people’s taste in reading material varies enormously and we want to surprise our readers, CommuterLit.com welcomes submissions by both new and established writers and in any genre: Literary, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Romance or experimental combinations thereof. Feel free to send us those manuscripts of yours that don’t fit snugly into any one genre. Sorry, no non-fiction or children’s stories please, but young adult themes are fine. Simultaneous submissions are okay (let us know right away when the manuscript is accepted elsewhere). As well, previously published works are welcome (just let us know where and when they’ve been published).

We also especially welcome excerpts from upcoming books, which will help introduce your work to a new audience of potential buyers. It’s free promotion for you and your publisher; we’ll link back to your preferred site.

The Best of CommuterLit.com

Copyright of your work rests with you. By submitting your manuscript to CommuterLit.com for consideration, you are giving CommuterLit.com permission to publish your story, excerpt or poem online and allow your work to remain in our online archives for six months.

After that, your work will be considered for inclusion in our semi-annual ebook and printed publication, The Best of CommuterLit.com. This will be an anthology of the best pieces published online in the previous six months. Two versions are planned: an ebook version for our Kindle and Kobo readers, available through Amazon.com and Kobobooks.ca, and a printed version available through Lulu.com. Writers with pieces accepted in the anthologies will receive two free copies of the printed book.

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