Our submission policy is simple: No gratuitous or graphic sex, drug usage, or violence. We do not accept fan fiction, boy-band stories, or any other kind of story that is not wholly and entirely original, and you must be the original author submitting the work.
Messy real life? Coming-of-age? Fun, fantasy, science fiction, and other genres? — You decide. If you are really creative and have an idea that you aren't sure will fit, send it anyway, and we will reply to you. We encourage creative approaches. The content does not have to have a gay theme or characters; it just has to be an interesting story that others will want to read.
Please note that we want stories that are suited primarily for a teen and young adult audience, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, though we have adult readers as well.
We accept and post short stories including flash fiction, serial novels, novellas, and poems.
Serial novels are a special case. We prefer that you submit all chapters of a completed serial novel with your initial submission. If it's a story in progress you must have several chapters you can send us with your initial submission and commit that you will complete the novel. If you fail to complete a serial novel, at our discretion we may remove that story from Codey's World or leave it on the site with a note that the author did not complete the story (just think how embarrassing that will be for that author!).
Your story must be original. We do not accept or read: fan fiction, boy-band stories, or any other kind of story that is not wholly and entirely original to you, the original author submitting the work.
All submissions will be read and approved by one of our Editors. Your story must meet our submission guidelines. Any minor editing that we do will be sent to the author for approval prior to publication. Stories that require extensive editing (many spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar errors, poor sentence structure, etc.) will be returned to be appropriately revised.
We may accept or (in rare cases) reject your story or poem. Or we may suggest some editing. Again, you'll receive a reply.
Authors retain all rights to their works, including the right to publish their works at other sites. When you submit a story or poem to Codey's World and we accept it you are granting us the right to post it online on our site.
We need a short "blurb" about your story, to interest potential readers. You can see examples of blurbs by going to our Stories page.
Most stories on Codey's World include an image. You can send us an image for use at the top of your story pages. You must use your own images, or open source images, or images for which you have usage rights. By sending us an image you are guaranteeing that you have a license or other rights for posting the image on a website, and specifically on Codey's World. If it's from a commercial source, included Creative Commons License, provide the name of the source and the item number.
If you do not wish your email address to be included with your story, just let us know. Some authors prefer it that way; others sign up for a free email address from Gmail (or other providers) for the purpose of receiving comments from readers.
We accept the following:
Word .docx (preferred) and .doc files;
Word-compatible .docx or .doc files from Libre Office, OpenOffice, and similar word processing programs;
Please do not send us web pages.
We prefer the above formats to plain text files. However, if you absolutely must submit a plain text file we’ll accept it.
Submitting Your Story
When you're ready to submit a short story, a serial novel (complete or several chapters of an in-progress novel), or a poem, then please email us, with your file(s) attached, to: