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Community First

Storyletter XPress Publishing is a place where readers, writers, artists, and creators can coexist. It’s a community-driven initiative that breaks away from traditional publishing norms to return attention to writers and their stories.

We host discussion threads, share interviews, and showcase others to do this. We’re dedicated to platforming independent creators of all types to increase our members' exposure.

Stories funded by you, for you

We hope to effect change in the industry by creating a new way to crowdfund notable works, all through one platform. Storyletter XPress Publishing and its imprints will seek funding from its readers right here on Substack to keep everything centralized.

The goal is to showcase high-quality, original fiction from independent and emerging writers on and off the platform. With more paying subscribers, writers can get paid at a higher rate.

The Annual Anthology (Beta)

Once we reach a submission threshold (between 20 to 30 entries), we’ll publish the entire collection of stories in an anthology. Paid subscribers will then get a copy of the book (version dependent on subscriber tier).

Explore Original Fiction

Storyletter XPress Publishing publishes short fiction and poetry online. Genres include science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, dystopian, utopian, new weird, magical realism, folktales, and other genre-bending tales.

Direct Submissions

The ultimate goal is to change how we view, publish, and engage with fiction. Traditional publishing can seem daunting and unapproachable, but Storyletter XPress Publishing bridges the gap between readers, writers, and publishers with a community built for all.

We provide writers with a supportive platform to reach readers who desire new and entertaining fiction. Your financial support goes directly into the community, funding even more stories for everyone’s enjoyment.

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I write about the basics of indie publishing, the intersection of mental health and creative writing, and fictional worlds that shaped my childhood. I also publish fiction! Contact me at I can't wait to meet you!