Are you considering sending us your love piece? Here’s what you need to know. 

As a mixed media platform, we want to have dimension and variety. We are currently accepting: poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, essays and articles. All pieces must be connected to love in one way or another. Send us the beauty and the chaos. Love is hard and multi-faceted and we want to capture all those components. Talk to us about self-love, relationships, parenting or just surviving your partner.

Submissions are CLOSED. We aim to publish new love stories monthly. Our next story release will be on March 30, 2023. 

Submissions Open: April 1, 2023 – April 15, 2023. 

We prefer new times roman, double spacing and 12 pt font. 

Poetry: 3-5 poems no more than 100 lines per poem. 

Short Stories/Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece up to 3000 words

Articles/Essays: up to 3000 words. 1 article or essay. Please include a brief synopsis of what the piece is about in your email.

Video Stories:  stories must be under 3 minutes and concentrate on a love story about triumph or heartbreak. Keep submissions concise, deep and captivating. Submit video stories here (on google forms) or at the email below.

Note: All accepted submissions will be promoted on Discretionary Love’s social media platforms (Instagram, Tiktok, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook).

Sound good? Alright, you’re almost ready to send!

Send submissions to: Please specify the genre in the subject line. Say hello and attach your file in the following formats: .pdf and .doc(x), mp4. Also, send along a short third-person bio, social media handles (Instagram and Twitter) and picture (if you’d like), so that we can promote your work if accepted. 


*We no longer publish weekly, please wait to submit during our next submission call. 

*Any submissions received outside of the submission period, will not be considered. 

*We do allow simultaneous submissions but please send us a withdrawal email if accepted elsewhere. 

*We do not allow previously published publications, original work only. 

Discretionary Love reserves all rights to the author. Please credit us if work is republished after appearing here at Discretionary Love. 


Discretionary Love is made with just that—love. We strive to connect our writers and readers where it matters most. If you feel so inclined to contribute to our efforts here, we appreciate your support! Thank you!