Blog,  Tips

Update: Effective May 1, Changes to Submission Policy

Due to the high volume of story submissions we receive each month, we need to start charging a small reading fee, effective May 1, 2019. To make this fair to authors, there are several options you can choose from.

These are:

•READING FEE….$2.00 (response time under 1 week)

•REJECTION ANALYSIS: brief explanation for rejection..$5.00 (includes reading fee) (response time under 1 week)

•COMPREHENSIVE REJECTION ANALYSIS: Detailed explanation of the elements that we felt we lacking and suggestions to improve the story. (includes reading fee and also resubmission at no added charge)….$15.00 (response time under 2 weeks)

Payment is made at time of submission. Submissions are for publication in Books ‘N Pieces Magazine only. Writing contests and writing awards have a different form and fee structure.

Note #1: If you submit via email, you will receive a payment link before your story will be read.

Note #2: Writers previously published in our magazine do not get charged reading fees.(email your story to us.)

ACCEPTED STORIES: Payment rate to authors for stories accepted are:

US$50 for previously unpublished stories over 2500 words with no limit to length. US$25 if your story has been published elsewhere, or is under 2500 words.
US$10 for poems we accept, regardless of length.

Additional services available to writers: If you would like more of a 1:1 mentoring/critique/tutoring to help refine your story, we offer these options. Email us for more information and a custom quote.

If you have QUESTIONS, please email us at:

You may SUBMIT your stories HERE.

Thank you for your continued interest in Books ‘N Pieces Magazine.


“William is a high quality professional that strives to help authors reach their personal and professional goals.  He is responsive, objective, and sets realistic goals.  If you have a manuscript or require marketing to promote your brand, William is a good resource.”~Kurt Koontz, Bestselling author “A Million Steps”. (

The magazine, Books N Pieces, is a great read for anyone interested in the art and craft of writing.  Great interviews, insights and samples of evocative writing.  Give it a look.” ~Lance Thompson, Screenwriter/ScriptDoc [2019 The Ride (Short). 2019 Cold Feet (Short) (screenplay). 1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)] ( 

Please leave a comment