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Witcraft (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

The home of skillfully written stories that are brief, humorous and engaging, with the emphasis on wit, word play, absurdity and inspired nonsense.

Not everything has to be serious Free


We're looking for writing that is founded on wit, humour, puns, absurdity and irony. Put away the sledgehammer, the cliches, the tired tropes and the nastiness.

Length: Submissions are limited to between 200 and 1000 words. Submissions outside those guidelines will be deleted unread.

Format: Use a readable font. Times New Roman 12 double spaced is a guideline.

Reprints: Reprints are acceptable provided any rights have reverted to you. Include details of where your piece was previously published, date of publication and, where possible, a link.

Rights: We seek no rights but please acknowledge Witcraft as first publisher in any later publications. Please note that if we publish your story that will count as published by almost all other outlets and will rule you out of submitting to them. Just sayin'.

Simultaneous Submissions: Fine. You'd be mad not too.

Submission Fee: Not a brass razoo.

Payment: 3 monthly prizes for best submissions.

Response Time: Our aim is to respond within 2 weeks.

How to submit: Submit via Duotrope Witcraft Submission Manager | Duosuma by Duotrope

Publication Schedule: Chosen pieces are published daily.

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