Closed: Untied Shoelaces Of The Mind


Payment: $0.03/word for the first 1,000 words (payment caps at $30 USD)

  • We are Closed. We plan to publish a new issue in June. We plan to reopen in 2017
  • We love mind benders and stories that make you think
  • We pay $0.03/word for the first 1,000 words (payment caps at $30 USD)
  • We generally prefer less than 2,000 words
  • Paypal is preferred, but we mail postal orders too
  • To Submit: Register, and use the online submission form
  • Submit up to three stories at once
  • If you have any problems submitting please email me at [email protected] (please include as much information about the bug as possible, and use a good subject line in your email).
  • Click here for our story categories.
  • Click here for stories we don’t want.
  • We don’t accept artwork, erotica, or poetry.
  • We require an email address and name with each story
  • REPRINTS — We will accept reprints. Please note where it was published before at the top of the story submission
  • NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS. If you submitted your story to another market, give them time to reject or accept it before submitting it to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. If you submit a story to us, please don’t submit it to any other markets until we’ve rejected it or accepted it.
  • If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, please query to [email protected] (use a good subject line).

Register as a writer.

Registering will allow you to submit your fiction. We are currently closed until 2017. We plan to publish a new issue in June.

Categories (or Genre)

All stories must possess conflict, a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Solid plot twist(s) are nice in short fiction as well. Stories that are a mix of categories are welcome. Romance with a thick vein of sarcastic humor, or a nice horror piece laden with slapstick humor, will both be welcomed.



Submit great dialogue.


Yes, one giant genre mix.

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Tell us a tale that will inspire us to play RPGs in the woods.


Make us laugh and smile, but not necessarily in that order.


We expect deep rooted conflict in these.


Last on our list, but definitely not least. We love horror.


Via: Untied Shoelaces Of The Mind.

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