Word limit: 3,000 words

We sometimes feature standalone stories—fiction and nonfiction—on Litro Lab. It can follow the month's theme, or not.

Submit an MP3 recording of your short story; it must be your story, but you can get someone else to read it if you'd prefer (please credit them with a link, if applicable).

Please also submit a written version of your piece.

*You can submit MP3s of pieces previously published elsewhere in written form, but please make sure you have the right to let us publish it in audio form. We are not responsible for the copyright infringement of work submitted to us.

Note: We also run audio interviews and readings with authors, episodes exploring a particular theme/subject such as Japanese folk tales, and even real-world reportage. If you'd like to participate — either as a guest or a producer — or if you just have a bright idea, please get in touch with Eleonara Ossola and Emily Cleaver.

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