These Terms & Conditions apply to shortstorysundayweb.wordpress.com, shortstorysunday.com and shortstorysunday.co.uk (The ‘site’), and the Short Story Sunday Club mailing list/newsletter.

‘Users’ are any person who visits the site, joins the mailing list or submits a comment or piece of content for publication (please note this site has not been accepting story submissions since this site was archived in 2015).

‘Members’ are any person who signed up to the Short Story Sunday Club mailing list/newsletter before it was closed and all membership data deleted in 2019 due to GDPR regulations.

Privacy Policy

Information submitted to us by you:

We will use information supplied by you (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) in line with GDPR regulations to aid the process of providing you with content and membership services (currently on hiatus).

We are committed to keeping your information secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and internal procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

New Idealist Limited processes and stores information (including without limitation, sensitive personal data) and may pass this information internally throughout the New Idealist Limited business in addition to any businesses legally affiliated with New Idealist Limited.

We may also make data collected available to third parties including professional firms, persons or companies providing their services or advice to New Idealist Limited for legal or regulatory matters where appropriate.

Any authors, publishers or agents submitting data including short stories, author bios and photos for publication should be aware that if accepted for publication this data will be publicly viewable worldwide to any person with access to the internet.

Children under 16:

Children under 16 may not become members and New Idealist Limited does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided New Idealist Limited with personal information, they should contact us via the online enquiry form. If New Idealist Limited becomes aware that a child under 16 has provided personal information, we will promptly delete such information.

Data Protection:

New Idealist Limited is registered under the Data Protection Act: Registration Number ZA476030.

Authors whose works have been published on this site have the right to be informed of any information that the site may hold in relation to your submitted work within one month. You also have the right to request that any inaccuracies be amended. All enquiries should be addressed to New Idealist Limited via the online enquiry form.


This contract is written with the sole jurisdiction of the English courts and according to English Law.

Your use of New Idealist Limited services is subject to the following terms and conditions.

By applying to become a member of the Short Story Sunday Club and/or visiting the site you are automatically agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Membership Benefits

We reserve the right to change the benefits that apply to membership at any time and without prior notice.


You must ensure that you own the copyright to or are otherwise legally authorised to publish all works submitted to the site.

New Idealist Limited has no liability or responsibility for storage or deletion of any User Content including comments, submissions and any other content submitted to the site.

New Idealist limited will endeavour to screen content where possible but you acknowledge that we ultimately do not control User Content posted and are not responsible for its accuracy or quality. You may be exposed to content that is objectionable and you agree that New Idealist Limited is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of User Content made available by the site.

By submitting User Content to the site you grant New Idealist Limited a non-exclusive, worldwide licence to publish the content on the site, in the Short Story Sunday Club newsletter and distribute the content internally within the business and externally to carefully selected ‘Reader’ and ‘Editorial’ Panels who will help screen stories for publication.

You also consent to New Idealist Limited using library photos for illustration purposes (where applicable) alongside your story.

Whilst New Idealist Limited will take steps to anonymise and control the distribution of information sent externally, we can accept no liability for any external distribution of content submitted.

You are solely responsible for taking steps to ensure that you can be identified as holder of copyright on your work. New Idealist Limited is unable to provide any form of advice on copyright and accepts no responsibility for lack of appropriate copyright registration by a User. Where a User has questions about copyright we recommend the User seeks professional legal advice.

We will remove all works published which are owned by the author within 45 days of receiving a formal ‘removal request’ in writing via the online enquiry form (Please note you will be asked to verify you are the author/copyright holder).


We accept no liability for loss arising from your use of our site. You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all cost, expenses, losses, liabilities or proceedings arising from use or misuse by you of our site.

You acknowledge that New Idealist Limited has no control over copies or use by third parties of User Content including but not limited to copying or use on other websites, personal or public computers.

Our liability to you will not extend to any membership related benefits, goods or services provided by an external provider.

With the exception of work labelled non-fiction, the characters featured in the stories on the site are completely fictional. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. No similarity to any person either living or dead is intended or should be inferred.

These Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

Company Information

Short Story Sunday is a Trading Name of New Idealist Limited. A Company Registered in England 08295200. Registered Office: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX (Registered office address only accepts official government notices – all enquiries should be directed via the online form)

Short Story Sunday is a registered trademark of New Idealist Limited. All rights reserved.

This page was last updated on 23rd September 2020.

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