How it Works

1. Publish Your Story

Create an account and publish your fiction short stories instantly. Once you hit post, your story will automatically be published on Simily!

2. Connect with Readers

Reach new audiences through our platform, gain followers, connect with other writers, and get feedback on which stories perform the best.

3. Get Paid

We're testing our beta platform and we want you to be part of the process! We share a portion of every paid subscription with our published authors.

Author Compensation

At Simily, our goal is to help writers reach new readers and get paid in the process. 

While we work to build our base of readers in these first few months, Simily will pay authors $0.02 for every unique view their stories receive per month. This includes views from both paying and unpaid Simily subscribers. This is our way of helping kickstart the money authors can make on the platform.

  • A view is counted when someone reads a story for more than 5 seconds. 
  • A unique view means each reader is only counted once per story. Refreshing a page repeatedly will not increase the number of views, but reading a different story will count as a new view for that piece of work.
  • All views are counted, including views from people who subscribe to a free Simily account. 

The more readers who experience your stories, the more you will make. Views are counted each month and payments rendered through our Payment Portal. If you reach the $10 minimum payout for the month, you will receive an email with instructions on how to update your payment information. If you do not reach $10 in a month, your balance will roll over to the next pay period.

Below is an example of how views correlate with monthly compensation.

# Unique Views per Month

Monthly Payout







Once we have enough paying readers to sustainably compensate the published authors on Simily, we will switch to a revenue sharing model wherein a percentage of all paid subscription costs are shared back with authors as royalty payments. In this model, the more paying readers who view your stories, the more you get paid. This way, we are able to get the best stories in front of readers and vice versa. 

Submit your stories and once they are published, share them with the world! Remember, authors retain all copyrights and can remove their stories at any time. 

Story Guidelines

  • Simily accepts both fiction and nonfiction creative writing.
  • All stories should be polished works free from grammatical errors. 
  • There is no word limit. If your story is longer than a 15 minute read time, we recommend breaking it into smaller chapters. 
  • While not required, adding a featured photo, category, and tag to your story will greatly help it to be discovered on our platform. Follow the instructions in the video below to learn how to add photos and tags to your story. 
  • Restricted Content: due to our agreements with Stripe as a payment processor (i.e. we accept payments through Stripe), we are unable to publish erotica on Simily at this time. As a community, we feel strongly about offering an inclusive publishing opportunity and hope to be able to include erotic content in the future. 
  • We reserve the right to remove any content that violates our Terms of Service or goes against our community guidelines.

How to Submit a Story

Once you make an account, navigate to your profile and click ‘Submit a Story’. From there, you will be able to use our editor to enter your story. 

Our platform makes it easy to highlight quotes, chapter titles, and other important text you want to stand out. 

Once you are finished writing, don’t forget to select a category and add story tags! The category describes the genre of the story and you will have a list to choose from. 

Tags provide additional context about your story and make it easier for readers to find.

Authors retain all copyright to their work and will be able to edit or remove posts at any time.

Featured images should measure at least 1050px by 420px and be .jpg or .png format. If you’re looking for some design help, check out Canva’s free design platform!

All submitted stories should be polished, final drafts without any grammatical errors. 

If you need help with proofreading, we recommend downloading Grammarly (it’s free!), which works within our editor. 

Watch the video below for the step-by-step process!