NOTE: THE FREE EDITING PROGRAM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. If you submitted work on or before April 14, you will still receive edits from our staff.
The Tethered by Letters Free Editing Program accepts short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, as well as graphic stories and comics. Our editors will read your work and deliver detailed notes, typically within 2-4 weeks, with the goal of helping the work reach a publishable state. Pieces that meet a high standard of quality will be considered for publication in F(r)iction (our triannual print publication) or the F(r)Online, our weekly online journal.
We only work with one piece at a time per writer, so please wait to send more submissions until you receive notes on your first piece. We accept a maximum of 5,000 words for short story submissions to the Free Editing Program; a maximum of 1,000 words for flash fiction submissions; and a maximum of 5 pages of poetry.