Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Posted by Randi on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What they want:
QuarterReads is a market for short fiction, nonfiction and poetry. We like to think of ourselves as something in between the two extremes of tightly curated magazines and free-for-all self-publishing. Work submitted to QuarterReads is always read and reviewed before publishing, and submissions with errors or lacking a coherent story are rejected. We are only asking readers to pay a quarter for each story, but we want to make sure that when they are done reading it, they feel they got more than their money's worth.

As the name suggests, each story on QuarterReads costs one quarter, 25 U.S. cents. Readers who sign up with QuarterReads pay $5.00 (USD) for 20 reads. Every time they decide to read a story, the reader spends one of their reads. Of that 25 cents, 22 are paid into the writer's account. That's 88%. Also, if the reader loves a story, they can "tip" the author either 1, 2 or 4 reads (equivalent to $0.25, $0.50 or $1.00) and 100% of those tips go straight to the writer.

There is no purchase necessary to start submitting your work to QuarterReads (though we'd certainly appreciate it if you became a reader too.) 
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Payment: .22 cents every time someone reads your story.  Payout at $10.
Submission Guidelines: https://quarterreads.com/policy.php