Submission Guidelines

Here at Pressit, we’re looking for the best content that Redditors have to offer to us. Whether you’d like to share your horror story from r/NoSleep, or your western from r/ShortStories, or something completely new, we’re interested and we take every submission very seriously. 

We do not currently profit off of this site (though in the future we intend to have physical copies of The Pressit Magazine for sale), yet we can afford to pay for content (6 cents per word, with a cap of $25 USD). We won’t ask you to give up ownership over your work. We’re not interested in having any form of exclusivity over your work either. If we publish a piece that you submit, you can still share it on Reddit or anywhere else on the internet. We will still give you full credit for your work and include a link to your website (or whatever else you want to advertise) on our Tumblr and Subreddit.

The Kind of Content We Want:

  • Almost any type of genre fiction or literary fiction under 10,000 words. We will not take erotica. (Note: if you’d like to share a series with us on our site on a regular basis, ignore the 10K word limit)

  • Nonfiction articles, opinions, or letters. If you’d like us to include your article in the next edition of Pressit, please be sure to include sources. 

  • Poetry on almost any subject matter. As with fiction submissions, do not submit erotica.

Here’s what we’re not looking for:

  • Anything excessively lewd or pointlessly grotesque (Note: Horror stories may qualify as exemptions to this rule, where the point of the story is to paint something appalling or make the reader uncomfortable)

  • Anything that you feel has not undergone significant editing in that it still needs work in order to be acceptable to any other publication.

If there is a piece you’d like us to consider, you can email us at We promise to give all submissions due consideration and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Before you submit, make sure your piece complies with these guidelines:

  • Please include your name, email address, reddit username, cover letter, story title, and story. 

  • A cover letter is optional, though if you choose to include it, it should contain the length of your story and your publishing history. 

  • Indicate your story’s word count in the upper right hand corner of your manuscript. 

  • All manuscripts should be submitted in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. 

  • Manuscripts must be in a 11-14pt Times New Roman or Courier New font, double spaced, and titled according to the story’s name. 

  • Any questions about formatting? See this article

We look forward to reading your submissions. If you have a question which wasn’t answered here, email

-Samuel Swauger

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