Frequently Asked Questions

Account Support

Simily Unlimited is $6.99 per month and grants you unlimited access to every story in our library. You can find more information about our membership tiers here: https://simily.co/plans/membership-tiers/

To downgrade your membership, go to your profile and click “Membership.” From there, click “Subscriptions,” and scroll to the right where you can change your membership.

When you downgrade your account, you’ll no longer have unlimited access to stories on Simily. You will still be able to read 5 stories a month and you’ll be able to continue to post stories while earning money!

In order to delete your account, you need to email [email protected] and we will assist you! Please don’t forget: deleting your account means deleting all of your stories (and earnings). You want to check your current earnings and save your stories elsewhere before initiating this process.


If you need to block someone on Simily, simply navigate to their profile, click the three dots next to the “follow” button and select “Block”. 


We want Simily to remain a safe space for all! To report inappropriate comments, groups, or posts, click the “report” button.
To report a story, please email us at [email protected] and we will review the content as soon as possible.

Author Application

Nope! We accept applications from writers of all levels. Whether you are a best-selling author or a first-time writer, we want to read your work!

Simply fill out the application here to apply! Be sure to include a writing sample and follow the instructions on the application.

Absolutely! We ask that authors wait 90 days before applying again; however, we encourage writers to revise their work and resubmit.

Yes! Someone from our team will be in touch after we have reviewed your application. Please be mindful that we have a small but mighty team who review and read through each application thoroughly.

Nope! Once you are an accepted author on Simily, you can publish to our content library! You do not have to reapply. However, please note that all stories and activity on the site must follow our community guidelines. If you are removed from Simily for any reason, your ability to reapply may be revoked.

Having a more curated content library will allow us to provide the highest quality content as well as to ensure that the content on the site fits the values and expectations of Simily.

Each cohort of writers will be announced on the last day of the month. If you do not receive an email, you will be evaluated for the next month’s cohort.  Please know that you will receive an email whether you are accepted or not! 

Writer Earnings

Yes, absolutely! If you’d like to be a Simily Writer, you need to apply here. Once you’re approved, you can start earning right away. We do not require a paid account in order to start earning money on the platform.

At Simily, our goal is to help writers reach new readers and get paid in the process. Simily will pay authors $0.02 for every unique view their stories receive from paid members.

A unique view is counted every time an individual opens your story and reads it. That means that if your friend has an Unlimited Membership, opens your story, and reads it, you’ll earn $.02. If that same friend reads the same story multiple times, you’ll still earn $.02. The unique view is credited per individual who reads your story.

There is a lag in the earnings update, views typically update within 24 hours.

We use Google Analytics to track story views.

Authors are paid through Tipalti, a secure partner that offers multiple payment options, including PayPal. Once you reach the $10 payout threshold, you will receive your first payment!

All payments are made before the 15th of the month for the previous month. For example, January earnings will be paid on or before February 15th.

The following countries are eligible to be paid out through Simily:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

Publishing on Simily

Simily is a community of writers and readers who love creative writing. We are open to all genres of creative writing, but it’s important to know that we exist to support fiction writers and poets. For longer-form creative writing pieces, we have a 600-word minimum. For poems, we have a 100-word minimum.

Always! You keep the copyrights. We will never ask for the right to anything you create. Our founders are writers and we strongly believe that it’s your creative work and it deserves to remain that way. 

Nope! We do not require exclusivity on our site, but some other agreements writers will enter might require exclusivity. You must own the copyright to your work in order to publish on Simily. We will never ask for the right to anything you create. Our founders are writers and we strongly believe that it’s your creative work and it deserves to remain that way. 

We respect that some publishers require exclusivity and we are here to support our writers as they navigate building their audience. We’re in discussion with multiple publishing houses to create partnerships that benefit our writers and help them get published.  If you are in agreement with other publishing platforms or houses, you need to be aware of those agreements before cross-posting on Simily.

Many of our writers want to do this. Until we have a feature that allows linking (it’s in the works!), you’ll need to publish your chapters and then return to the first story to link to the second. You do this by logging into your account, clicking your name at the top right hand corner of the site, clicking “Profile” and then “Stories”. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to edit your stories to add the link to each chapter.

We take plagiarism seriously and handle each incident on a case-by-case basis. Intentional plagiarism may result in your account being banned from Simily. Please review our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Why not?! 🙂 You retain the rights to your work on Simily and can pull them any time. You don’t have to pay to earn money on the platform it’s completely free to publish. Plus, you’re able to begin the process of building your readership right away.

Yes! We encourage you to share your story with friends, family, and on social media. The more you share, the more exposure your stories will get. Readers will be prompted to login to Simily in order to read. 

Have more questions? You are always welcome to email us at [email protected]. Thank you!