Print and digital subscribers to The Common may submit year round in any genre for free. Your current subscription will be verified before the submission is considered. If you are not a subscriber, you may still submit through this option by adding on a subscription to this submission, from the options below. If you would like to see more subscription options, visit us at thecommononline.org/subscribe.

Word limit: 10,000 words. Longer submissions will be automatically withdrawn.

If you are a subscriber through Amazon, please include your purchase confirmation number, or send your online purchase receipt to info@thecommononline.org.


Please SPECIFY THE GENRE of your piece in the title AND in the description! All genres will be considered for both print and online publication.


Include the title, your name, email address, genre, and word count in your cover letter. Please no identifying information on your submission. 


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.