Submit Words

Want to see your writing appear on Various Small Flames? We’re always on the lookout for new contributors, be they regular posters or short-term guest writers.

Everyone is welcome to submit writing. We’ll pick pieces based on how they fit with the feel of the site.

There are no word limits or stylistic requirements, so if your work is too long or short or weird for other sites then submit to us. Don’t feel restricted to standard music writing – we’re also interested in photo essays, illustrated/cartoon reviews, creative non-fiction and reviews of books and other media.

Use the contact form below to send us your writing. If you want to chat about it first, send an email to and include VSF SUBMIT WORDS in the subject line.

This submission area is for writing only. To verify you’ve read this and are submitting writing not music, enter “writing” in the password box. If you want to submit music then please head to our Contact page.