The Weekend Read publishes outstanding fiction written by women every Friday. We feature prize-winning stories, stories from published collections and brand new work by established authors as well as showcasing new, emerging voices from across the globe.

For a chance to have your writing featured as a Weekend Read, please send us your short stories.
  • We welcome all genres and subjects from self-identifying women over sixteen years old.
  • Minimum word count is 2,000.
  • Maximum word count is 6,000.
  • Please no novellas or novel extracts at this time.
Please read our current Weekend Read at For Books' Sake, or sign up to get the Weekend Read in your inbox every Friday.

The Weekend Read accepts simultaneous submissions, but please immediately withdraw your work through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.

We do accept previously published work as long as the author retains the rights and the story has not been published elsewhere within the past 12 months.

 Please allow up to two months before contacting us about your submission (you should hear from us before then).