Story submissions

AERODROME publishes short stories online.

Story submissions are currently closed.

Our 2017 submission periods are:

  • 1 — 14 June
  • 1 — 14 September
  • 1 — 14 December

Stories submitted outside of these periods will not be evaluated for possible publication.

When submitting:

During the submission periods only, send your story to fiction[at]aerodrome.co.za, attached as a Word document (.doc or .docx). Please use “your name – story” as the file name.

Only short stories shorter than 4000 words will be considered for publication. Please only submit a maximum of two stories per submission period.

Writers of all nationalities are eligible to submit their stories, though their submissions must be in English.

Text should be 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman and double spaced.

Only stories that have not been previously published will be accepted.

Please ensure that you have carefully edited and proofread your story. Sloppy submissions will not be considered.

You will retain the copyright to your work, but by submitting it to AERODROME you give us permission to publish your story online, in print and elsewhere, and for your work to be edited by our editorial team. You also agree to give AERODROME online exclusivity for 60 days from the date of publication.

We’ll be in touch within two months from the date of the end of the submission period if your story has been selected for publication. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback on stories which have not been selected.