Written by Ella Peary

Once Upon a Crocodile: Now Seeking Submissions

Once Upon a Crocodile is an online publisher of humorous stories and poems. They aim to leave readers with a “mile-wide grin.” They’re especially interested in humorous and absurd fantasy and sci-fi writing with quirky characters, and they also like animal stories.

Once Upon a Crocodile has been published since 2018. They’ve produced nine issues, each with work from around five contributors.

Once Upon a Crocodile is open from now until 1st June, according to this Tweet. They’re always seeking poems, flashes, and short stories. No length restrictions are given, but the editors ask that all submissions are proofread. Submitting authors can expect a response within one month.

Authors published in Once Upon a Crocodile are actively promoted on social media. Authors are also welcome to request feedback on their submitted writing.

Once Upon a Crocodile accepts submissions via email, not through an online submission manager or by post. They only accept submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online, so please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Once Upon a Crocodile, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.

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