WHAT YOU GET?
Full Copyright Ownership
Author holds the copyright to the story. Mythrill only licenses it for the exclusivity period
High Royalty Rates
Get a customized partnership offer for your story and earn high royalties
Mythrill provides authors with tools to immerse readers into blah blah
In line editing and proofreading to make your story flawless but also keep your tone of voice
An English speaking reader base from all over the world
All stories on Mythrill are handpicked by our team that believes in your story's success
We work individually with each author providing unique marketing assets for story promotion
We do marketing only through your stories, you get free promotion just by writing on Mythrill
Original Concept Art
Our creative team of artists will bring your characters and ideas to life.
Episode by episode reporting on the purchases and fallbacks of your story
What we’re looking for
Mythrill is a serialized storytelling app, specialized in worldbuilding and interactive reading experience. Currently we are looking into exclusive stories only, either written for or continued solely on Mythrill.
- All stories must have a minimum 20 episodes upon release on the platform
- A focus on dialogue: show, don't tell.
- A solid, entertaining plot with exciting developments and cliffhangers
- A complex and polished fictional world
- Polished, Fluent English
- A narrative that will have readers come back episode after episode.
- Strong character development
Our Genres of Focus
Authors Guide for Releasing Stories on Mythrill
Stories on Mythrill consist of seasons, short, periodically released chapters called episodes.
This allows authors to keep their audience longing for more, monetize their stories while writing, and get continuous feedback from readers.
The first few episodes are incredibly important. They will determine whether readers keep reading your story or not.
- Episodes must be 1000-1500 words
- Edited and proofread for grammatical and punctuation errors
- They should end in an exciting way
Consistency is key in serialized storytelling monetization. The readers should expect a minimum 2 episodes a week to be released on the platform. You can either submit them in bulk or arrange a schedule with your Authors Success Manager.
Pro Tip: Utilize cliffhangers every ~ 3 episodes
We added interactive ways for authors to engage their readers in an immersive experience.
- You’ll be asked to provide texts that will be used as backstory of your character, featured in a Lore Card.
- You will also be asked to provide a description of the visual assets that need to be developed.
- Illustrations in lore cards are developed by the Mythrill creative team.
- If you already have illustrations for your story, they can be used as well, as long as they fit the artistic vision of the app.
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Attention: Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified, so please double check before hitting submit!
We have put together this page of Frequently Asked Questions based on our writers' inquiries. Check back in if you have more questions. We will keep updating it as we go.
How to submit your application to partner with Mythrill.
Writers are accepted by application only.
All submissions are reviewed individually by the Mythrill team.
If accepted, we'll notify you via email within 1-2 weeks.
We give a preference to stories written originally for Mythrill or present exclusively on Mythrill.
There is no fee, writers are accepted by application only and based on a contract to be able to monetize their work.
Of course, you can write under a pen name, but we will need your legal full name to generate a contract and issue payments.
Mythrill is focused on serialized science fiction, fantasy and other similar sub-genres.
All stories consist of seasons and episodes.
A solid, entertaining plot with exciting developments and cliffhangers
A narrative that will have readers come back episode after episode
A complex and polished fictional world
Strong character development
All stories must be in English
Please note that we do not accept romance oriented or erotic content.
Of course, your story can have romantic elements, characters falling in and out of love, but it shouldn’t be the axis of your story.
Stories on Mythrill have seasons which consist of periodically released episodes.
Each season must have a minimum of 10 episodes.
Episodes must be 750-1500 words
Edited and proofread for grammatical and punctuation errors
End in an exciting way with cliffhangers
Please note that the first few episodes are incredibly important in serialized storytelling.
They will determine whether readers stick with your story or not.
We've found the most optimal word count to be 750-1500 words.
Yes! Of course you can. You don’t have to have a finished story to submit your idea. You can publish your story on our platform with as little as 10-20 episodes.
While it is possible to release stories in this way, it’s prefered not to do so. Serialized stories assume things like often cliffhangers, less descriptions and more action, which isn’t always the case for a standard novel.
We usually accept existing stories only if you either remove your story from other online platforms or continue it exclusively on Mythrill.
We give a preference to stories written originally for Mythrill..
Please note that it’s beneficial for both parties to start something new so we can work together to utilize Lore Cards to the advantage of your story.
We are focused on high-quality content. We evaluate the stories based on a number of things like potential for serialization, worldbuilding elements, your traction on other online publishing platforms as well as the drafts you submit for the pitch.
The writing needs to be polished and clear, with a solid entertaining plot with exciting developments and cliffhangers. Your story must have a narrative that will have readers come back episode after episode, a focus on dialogue, a complex fictional world, strong character development.
We also take a look at the beginning of the story, the hook, and what's the first impression of the audience in the first few episodes.
Please note that the first few episodes are going to be free for readers to decide if they are going to stick with it or not.
Payments on Mythrill
Read to find the answers to the most common questions about our payment platform.
We use Tipalti as our payment system, which is an advanced professional payment platform. Authors are paid quarterly. In order to be eligible to receive a payment, a threshold of $50 must be reached. On Tipalti you can choose your preferred payment method, track your payments, update your preferences, and view your payment history.
To receive payments you need to set up a Tipalti account.
We will verify you as our partner account by sending you an invitation email.
Please, follow the registration instructions and submit your information to Tiplati.
In order to receive payments, please be sure to fill out your tax form. More information about filling out the tax form on Tipalti can be found here.
Important note: Should you need additional help filling out your tax forms, please make sure to consult with a tax professional. Mythrill cannot provide any tax, accounting or legal advice.
If you have any issues with receiving the invitation, please send an email to our Author Success Manager to email@example.com
Authors of Mythrill are paid quarterly.
The minimum payment threshold is $50.
Quarter 1 - January to March
Quarter 2 - April to June
Quarter 3 - July to September
Quarter 4 - October to December
Once the system finalizes calculating your earnings for each month, you will be able to see it in your Tipalti account.
All months from the current pay period will remain in pending status until we transfer the payment to you.
Once the payment is done, the status will be changed to Transferred.
You can track your payment status via View Payment Status, which shows its estimated delivery period. You can also view your payment history.
Please, allow up to 30 days after the end of the quarter for your payment to be displayed in your account, however for the most part it should appear much faster.
If you have any issues with your pending transfers, please contact our author success manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure that you’ve entered your full legal name correctly.
In case you’ve signed up as an LLC (or similar), check that you’re using the FEIN of that entity.
Make sure that the information you’ve entered is accurate. In case it is correct, but the error persists, try refreshing the page and fill out the form again.
If the issues aren’t solved, please contact Tipalti support team at email@example.com
Mythrill does not provide tax, accounting or legal advice. In case you need help filling out your tax forms, please consult a tax professional.
Your Tipalti account can be locked after too many incorrect login attempts.
If that has happened with you, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll unlock it for you. Once your account is unlocked, you will be able to reset the password of your account.
Please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.
Please contact us at @mythrillfiction.com and we’ll reset it for you.
Mythrill issues a 1099 form for all authors who earn over $600 in a tax year on Mythrill. The 1099 form is issued at the end of January for earnings from the previous tax year.
We are currently making payments to our partner authors only through Tipalti and we are able to pay via ACH(US), Wire Transfer (US), international ACH(e-check) and Paypal.
You can choose the currency for your payment on Tipalti.
Mythrill makes the payments on a quarterly basis, within 30 days after the end of the quarter. A minimum payment threshold of $50 must be reached to receive payout. In case the threshold isn’t met in a given quarter, the payment will be moved to the next quarter(given that the threshold of $50 is reached within the next quarter).
For earnings in January, February, March - The payment will be processed in April
For earnings in April, May, June - The payment will be processed in July
For earnings in July, August, September - The payment will be processed in October
For earnings in October, November, December - The payment will be processed in January
Generally, the time it takes for your payment to appear on your account depends on the payout method that you have selected. After we make the payment, it takes additional time for the funds to be delivered to you.
Domestic ACH - Up to 3 business days
Bank transfer or international wire - 3-7 business days
Paypal - Within 1 business day
Please take into account that most banking systems do not process transactions on weekends or holidays. If your payout from Mythrill is completed between Friday and Sunday, it may be delayed and processed the following week.
Should you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Write on Mythrill
How to get exposure for your story.
Since we are focused on premium content, the number of stories we host are limited. This allows us to ensure great discoverability of our stories and run individual marketing campaigns, so creators who join us now, will ensure discoverability of their stories. In addition to sharing your story with your audience, we participate heavily in promoting it.
We are going with Content Marketing Strategy for our platform and will be running user acquisition campaigns through promoting the stories, whether it’s organic SEO, ASO, Display Network Advertising or Social Media Ads.
Absolutely not. Mythrill will take care of the marketing and visualisations, by funding and executing them.
How to use Lore Cards to expand your world with visuals and create an immersive reading experience.
Illustrations in Lore Cards will be developed by the Mythrill creative team. If you already have illustrations for your story, they can be used as well.
You will have to provide materials associated with it to Mythrill team. For example, description of the visual asset that needs to be developed, references, specific features that you want to see in the illustration etc.
We will further ask you to provide short descriptions of your Lore.
300-500 word descriptions that can be a backstory of your character, featured in a Lore Card.
With the rare exception of cases where we use visuals made by the author, Mythrill holds the copyrights of the visuals we create. This doesn’t mean we claim any copyright of the characters and materials you created. It simply means that the artwork created for the story by our team should only be used on Mythrill or for promotional purposes of the story on Mythrill.
How copyright and ownership work on Mythrill.
Authors keep all copyrights to the story. We just license it for a certain amount of time, based on our mutual agreement with the creator.
We prefer stories released exclusively on Mythrill. Based on a mutual agreement, you may be asked to remove your story from other online platforms during our collaboration. Please, note that physical copies of your story that are already printed are not an issue. Exceptions from this rule are rare, and based on our agreem