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Thank you for your interest in contributing to OPIA Lit! Before you submit, please read below for information on what we're looking for, and how to send us your work.

How OPIA works:
OPIA publishes erotic short stories that we distribute to subscribers via email newsletter every Monday. Subscribers have access to each story for FREE for a limited time before it's archived. However, all stories are available to purchase anytime exclusively in OPIA's bookstore.
Here's what we're looking for:

Erotica. Hardcore or soft, tucked between the sheets of a love story, or a scary story, or [the best] part of that sci-fi or fantasy world you're building! How ever you want to write the erotica is how we want to read it, as long as it's compelling, eloquent, and sexy. 

As of right now, we're accepting fiction and creative non-fiction short stories ONLY. No poetry, please.

A few stylistic notes:​
  • Submission should be a minimum 3,000 words and should not exceed 7,500 words. (5k-ish words is our sweet spot.)

  • Please thoroughly check work for spelling and grammatical errors. Submissions that need heavy editorial work will not be accepted.

  • Please use below formatting:

    • Font: Times New Roman​

    • Size: 12pt

    • Double spaced

    • NO first-line-indents. Instead, use extra carriage return. (Space between paragraphs instead of indents to signal a new paragraph.)

  • Please specify word count and include page numbers.



We pay $50 per short story. We're a new publication with a small team and an even smaller budget, but we love and appreciate our authors. We hope that as we grow, our pay rates will grow as well! In the meantime, thanks for starting on the bottom floor with us!

A couple more things:
  • Do not follow up with us after you submit. We'll get back to you within 6 weeks if your short story is chosen for publication.​

  • We accept simultaneous submissions but please tell us if the work you've submitted to us for consideration is accepted or being published elsewhere.

  • If you have multiple short stories you would like us to consider, please submit them separately.​

If you've gotten this far, you're ready to submit!
We look forward to reading your work!
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