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About

FICTION on the WEB is a labour of love. Every single story on here is hand-picked and carefully edited by me. I don’t have a staff, and I don’t make any money. I do this because I want to give authors a chance to get their work out there, and I love sharing great stories with the world. FICTION on the WEB has been online since 1996, which makes it the oldest short stories website on the Internet. Hundreds of stories have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. This new incarnation of the site aims to take advantage of the latest trends in connectivity while keeping things nice and simple.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 1996

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 104 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 24 May 2021
Last Checked: 08 Jun 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 09 Mar 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 24 May 2012

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