Each month, Unmanned publishes an original short work of literary fiction by an emerging and/or underserved writer that exhibits literary skill, sharpness, and originality. Selected writers are awarded $250, publication, and an author interview. If you have an awesome short story, please follow our guidelines with care. 

Reading Period: 
  •  Submissions for 2013 will close on September 15 and reopen in 2014

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Cover letter (please include your full name, address, telephone number, and email) 
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished
  • Length is up to the author (don’t offend us by sending a novel or only one sentence) 
  • You are welcome to submit more than one story, albeit not at the same time. Please wait until we respond before sending another submission
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, meaning you may submit your piece to several publishers, but please notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere


We encourage you to visit our website to get to know us better prior to submitting: www.unmannedpress.com