Welcome to Hundreds of Words, which is exactly what it sounds like.

We are looking to publish your writing, no matter what, who or where it is about. Why? Because there are so many talented people out there who may not have the platform, job or time that allows them to write about what they really care about. Or don’t care about. Or pretend to care about. Or… anything.

If you have some thoughts you want to write down, just one time, this is the place for you. If you want to regularly contribute to something, this is the place for you. If you’re a writer but want to step outside of your comfort zone and try something different — commentary, fiction, poetry, whatever — this is the place for you. We want to read about what makes you happy, sad, angry, scared, excited, turned on, turned off, hopeful, hopeless, and so on. We want to read about it in any and all formats. And then we want to help you get others to read it too.

There is a catch to all this, and that’s in each article’s word count. True to our name, we only accept articles of nine different word lengths: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 or 900 words. Not 101, not 384, not 727, not 519. You get it. If you have something that’s close to one of the nine lengths but not quite get there, we’d be glad to help. If you submit something that’s right on the money, that’s even better. If you have something you’d like to submit, send it to submitmywords@gmail.com and the ball will start rolling from there.

Can these stories make a marginal difference here and there? We’re not sure, but we can hope. Let’s take it 100 words at a time.

Happy writing,

Hundreds of Words staff


Hundreds of Words was designed by graphic designer Jacqueline Reilly. To view more of her work, and to get in contact with her, check out her website here.


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