Never Was welcomes submissions. We are interested in commentary and genre analysis, historical essays and reviews.

It’s best to pitch your idea first to We usually reply within 24 hours to let you know if we’re interested.

If we are, please consult our style guide before submitting your story.

We prefer to receive your submission as a Word or RTF attachment to an email. Do not include your text in the body of the email.

If your submission is accepted, we’ll require a portrait photo and short bio. Include those with your submission to speed things up.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to pay for submissions.