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flash fiction

Flash Fiction – A List of Publications which Accept Submissions.

What does this list contain?

Publications that actively welcome submissions of flash fiction (stories of approximately 1,000 words) from established and emerging authors. This list also includes short-shorts, vignettes, and micro-fiction. 

Why are some publications missing?

I chose not to include some publications. Reasons included: websites that appeared to be inactive; publications that appeared to have stopped publishing sometime in the recent past; publications that didn’t specifically mention flash fiction; and, well, I probably just missed some. 

Won’t details constantly change?

Yes. So, my advice is to check each publication for current submission deadlines, copyright and formatting guidelines. This list is a guide only – and one which I shall try to add to when I have the time.

How competitive is the market?

Very. So, maybe spend some time reading the best of the best, especially if you’re new to the genre. One way to do this is to join a Facebook group dedicated to flash fiction or the short story. You will find links to interesting conversations, articles, stories and competitions. One of my new-found favourites is the ‘International Flash Fiction Network’.

And there are some great resources out there, too. For example; Expert Tips for Writing Flash Fiction, Jack Smith.

So there you have it. All you need to do now, is write.

flash fiction

A List of Publications That Accept Flash Fiction

 

After the Pause (USA) – is an experimental online literary journal, based in Minneapolis, MN (with strong ties to other parts of the Midwest), and published quarterly.

Reading Period Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/10 days to 3 weeks
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I submit Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Yes but they prefer unpublished
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories

Ambit (UK) – is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally.

Reading Period  1 March – 1 April 2018
Word Limit/Response Time  < 1,000 words/2 months
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  1 contributor copy (if outside UK)/Unknown
How do I submit  Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions No 

American Short Fiction (USA) – is a literary magazine based out of Texas. 

Reading Period  rolling
Word Limit/Response Time  < 2,000 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  Yes but unspecified/$3
How do I Submit?  Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

The Apple Valley Review – is an online literary journal.  It is published twice each year, once in spring and once in fall.  ‘Each issue features a collection of beautifully crafted poetry, short fiction, and essays.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 100 – 4,000 words/2 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  No/No
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 pieces  

apt is a ‘literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. We publish short-form work online every week and a print issue of long-form work every winter.’

Reading Period  Rolling for the online edition
Word Limit/Response Time < 2,000 words/30 days 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No 

Atticus Review (USA) – The journal publishes ‘stories, poems, essays and other forms of creative digital media.’ ‘We want stories that engage our hearts and minds. Language matters. We like lyrical. We like dark humor. Most of all, perhaps, we want stories that matter.’ 

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 800 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints  Unknown/Unknown
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories  

Bandit Fiction (UK) – are a new voice in digital publishing. They are looking for unpublished flash fiction (from 250 to 1000 words).

Reading Period  Check website
Word Limit/Response Time 250 – 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email in a word.doc
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Uknown
Multiple Submissions Yes but in separate emails 

Bare Fiction Magazine (UK) – Bare Fiction was ‘set up to promote new writing in all forms through performance, digital representation and publication.’

Reading Period  Check website
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Copy of the magazine/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

The Bitter Oleander (USA) – ‘Home of Fine Poetry Collections and The Bitter Oleander:
A biannual Journal of Contemporary International Poetry & Short Fiction.’

Reading Period  Biannual – rolling except for July
Word Limit/Response Time  No lower limit but no more than 2,500/30 days
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  Contributor copy/No
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions No 

Brilliant Flash Fiction (UK) – ‘Our goal is to present the best and most unusual international fiction for readers.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No more than 2 every 3 month period 

Bunbury Magazine (UK) – ‘is an online arts-and-lit magazine with a big focus on grass-roots creativity, giving a platform to creatives who would not necessarily get the exposure they deserve through mainstream routes.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 250 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email in a word.doc 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 

Burnside Review (USA) – ‘Burnside Review is a small-press publisher in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2004, the journal is published every 9-12 months.’

Reading Period  Check website
Word Limit/Response Time Flash fiction gp totally 5,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  Unknown/$3
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Brevity (USA) – ‘For nearly two decades, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or fewer) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews.

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 750 words or less
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit USD $45/Yes – unknown
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Sometimes
Multiple Submissions Unknown

Chattahoochee Review (USA) The Chattahoochee Review is a literary journal published by Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 500 – 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/Yes but unknown as it was closed 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 

Cheat River Review (USA) – Print Magazine.

Reading Period  Aug 1st – Sept 30th + Dec 1st – Feb 28th 
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories

Chicago Review (USA) – ‘Since 1946, Chicago Review has published a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism. Each year typically includes two single issues and a double issue with a special feature section.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  3 copies + 1 yr subscription/$2.50
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 5 in one file 

The Conium Review (USA) – ‘We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language. Get weird with it. It is released in two formats: a paperback edition and a collector’s edition box set.’

Reading Period  Jan 1st – April 1st 
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Contributor copy/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 

Corium Magazine (USA) – was founded in 2010 and publishes new issues online on a quarterly basis.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 3 

The Crab Creek Review (USA) is a perfect-bound print literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 3 

Daily Science Fiction (USA) – is a professional publication of science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and more.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 100 – 1,500 word min/Check after 4 weeks
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 8c per word/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Throught their website 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions No 

Dark Lane Books (UK) – is a quarterly that prefers the printed word. They want ‘well-written, literary weird’ short stories for their published anthology.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 500 word minimum/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Contributor’s copy/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Delmarva Review (USA) – is ‘a literary journal dedicated to the discovery of outstanding new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We publish annually to inspire readers and writers to pursue excellence in writing.’

Reading Period  Nov 1st – March 31st 
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/1 month
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 2 copies of the magazine/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 2 pieces of 1,000 words each 

Devilfish Review (USA) – is a quarterly online literary magazine looking for ‘the weird, tenacious, and improbable.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $10 through Pay Pal/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No 

Drunken Boat (USA)Drunken Boat is an international journal of literature and the arts. ‘We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, of voice and genre.’

Reading Period  Nov 1st – March 1st + June 1st – Sept 1st
Word Limit/Response Time Unknown/$3 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No
Multiple SubmissionsU Unknown

The Emerson Review (USA) – is Emerson College’s oldest literary magazine, and ‘strives to publish meaningful fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork each year.’

Reading Period  1st Aug – 1st Feb
Word Limit/Response Time < 300 days/2 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 3 contributor copies/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple SubmissionsU < 3 in the same file 

Everyday Fiction (Canada) – ‘is a Canadian flash fiction magazine founded in 2007 and published by Every Day Publishing Ltd. All fiction genres are acceptable, and stories that don’t fit neatly into any genre are welcome too.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 days/90 days 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $3 per story plus a link to your website/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/No 
Multiple SubmissionsU < 3 

Fiction Southeast (USA) – ‘is an online literary journal dedicated to short fiction. We showcase short fiction from today’s most promising writers and provide a wealth of online resources that writers can utilize to perfect their craft.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,500 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/$2 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Yes but as separate submissions 

Fictive Dream (UK) – is an online publication that focuses on the short story. They sometimes have flash fiction months.

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Lower limit 500 words, including title/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No 

 Five Points (USA) – is ranked in the top ten magazines in the nation by Every Writer’s Resource.

Reading Period  Aug 15th – April 30th
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/4 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/$3 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 2 separate submissions per period ($2) 

Fjords – is available in numerous bookstores and libraries in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/60 days
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 2 contributor copies/No
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Occasionally 
Multiple Submissions < 3 

Flash (UK) – The International Short Story Magazine. Journal of the International Flash Fiction Association (IFFA). ‘Flash is the world’s leading journal of quality flash fiction and reviews of up to 360 words. It is edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler.’

Reading Period  Biannual – April and Oct
Word Limit/Response Time < 360 words, including title/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Contributor copy/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Email in a word.doc 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions < 4 

Flash Fiction Magazine – publish one flash fiction online every day.

Reading Period Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 300 – 1,000 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Online
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No
Multiple Submissions No 

Flash Fiction Online – ‘We want developed empathetic characters and discernible resolved plots.’

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 500 – 1,000 words/2 days to 10 weeks 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $60 story if unpublished (2c/word reprints/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/Yes 
Multiple Submissions Yes 

Flint Hills Review – an annual publication with a national circulation.

Reading Period Jan – April
Word Limit/Response Time 500 – 1,500 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 2 contributor copies/No 
How do I Submit? Email or Post 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Yes 

The Florida Review  publishes exciting new work from around the world from writers both emerging and well known.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/$2 online/$3 for print version 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown

Freeze frame fiction – ‘is a digital flash fiction publication. The idea: any genre, no content restrictions—just good flash fiction. We pay authors semi-pro rates to publish online and in illustrated ebooks, with an annual print anthology in the works. We publish flash fiction, pure and simple. All genres, no content restrictions.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/2 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit USD $10/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Solicited only
Multiple Submissions No 

F(r)iction (USA and UK) – is a triannual collection of literature and art. They host a flash fiction compeptition worth $300.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/2 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit USD $10 per page/$5 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Fugue (USA) – ‘Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, visual-text hybrids, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually – print and online.’

Reading Period  Sept 1st – May 1st
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/6 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit USD $15 plus contributor copy/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 2 

Funny Times (newspaper) is an American humor newspaper- ‘Not much is off limits, so do your best to make us laugh.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 500 – 700 words/2 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit USD $60 plus subscription/No 
How do I Submit? Post 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions 3 – 5 stories 

Ghost Ocean (USA) – ‘is an award-winning literary magazine whose work has been reprinted in Best of the Net, Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Fiction Daily, and has been shortlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50.’

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/6 months
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/Unknown
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Up to 3 

Grain (Canada) – the journal of eclectic writing, (Canada) is ‘a literary quarterly that publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists.’

Reading Period  Sept 1st – May 31st
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/6 months
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $50 per page up to $250 + 2 copies/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Gravel (USA) – is an American literary magazine that accepts flash fiction.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 2 stories 

Harper Palate (USA) – is an online journal published by Binghampton University.

Reading Period Feb 1st – April 15th + Sept 1st – Nov 15th
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories

Hobart (USA) – Initially, Hobart was a web journal, coedited by Mike McGowan. In 2002, Aaron expanded Hobart to include an annual print issue in addition to the website.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 1,000 words/Short shorts 400/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Online form
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories

Inch – is a quarterly that publishes the ‘finest stories of 750 words or less.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 750 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 3 print copies/No
How do I Submit? Online form
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories

Jellyfish Review – is an online journal committed to publishing flash fiction.

Reading Period Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No
Multiple Submissions No

Lamplight (USA) – is ‘a literary magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. The quarterly is published as print and ebook’.

Reading Period  15th March – 15th May + 15th Sept – 15th Nov
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 3c per word up to $150 (reprints less)/Unknown
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Ok if only published online 
Multiple Submissions No

Litro (UK) – was founded in 2005. It is a ‘platform’ for literary & creative arts. They publish a print edition alongside their online platform. The print magazine is themed. They also run #FlashFridays – online. 

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Check – it depends

The Los Angeles Review (USA) – ‘an annual print and online literary journal established in 2003, is the voice of Los Angeles, and the voice of the nation‘.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 2 contributor copies/$2
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No
Multiple Submissions No

Lunch Ticket – is an online literary and art journal that publishes fiction, including flash fiction.

Reading Period  Feb 1st – April 1st + Aug 1st – Oct 1st
Word Limit/Response Time Unknown/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Unknown/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Marauder Literary Journal (Australia) – ‘Marauder Literary Journal is new platform for over-worked or unappreciated, emerging and established literary rogues, who want to network and share their brave, captivating and original work.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 500 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Uknown
Multiple Submissions No

Mascara (Australia) – Biannual literary journal. They are particularly interested in the writing of ‘contemporary migrant, Asian Australian and Indigenous writers.’ They accept fiction and poetry.

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 1000 words/3 months
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No
Multiple Submissions No

Microfiction Monday Magazine – ‘seeks to publish exceptional stories told in 100 words or less on the first Monday of every month.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 100 words/6 weeks
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Online form
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Uknown
Multiple Submissions Yes

Nature Futures – ‘Futures is a venue for very short stories or ‘vignettes’ of between 850 and 950 words. The subject is typically near-future, hard SF, although this can be interpreted liberally. In short, what Futures is looking for is originality.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 850 – 950 words/28 days 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit £85 or USD $130/No 
How do I Submit? Email as a word.doc 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

New England Review (NER) is a quarterly literary magazine – ‘By publishing new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting, New England Review encourages artistic exchange and thought-provoking innovation, providing publishing opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers.’

Reading Period  Feb 1st – May 31st
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/12 weeks 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit USD $50 min + subscription + 2 copies/$3 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories 

New South (USA) – ‘Works first appearing in New South have been anthologized in Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, Best Small Fictions, New Poetry from the Midwest, and noted in Best American Short Stories and Best of the Net.’

Reading Period  Sept 1st – March 1st
Word Limit/Response Time  1000 words/5 months
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit  No/$3
How do I Submit?  Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions < 5 stories 

Pacifica Literary Review (USA) – is published online and in print.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 1000 words/4 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 2 copies + 1yr subscription/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories in a single doc 

Pedestal Magazine (USA) – is a high-quality online, literary publication.

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time  Unknown/8 weeks
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Yes but unknown/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Peril (Australian) – Online magazine. They are ‘focused on issues of Asian Australian arts and culture.’ They also welcome submissions in creative and new media, including video, audio and sound.

Reading Period Check the website/Themed and Asian/Aus interest
Word Limit/Response Time 1,000 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit AUS $50 – $100/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 5 stories 

Permafrost – is interior Alaska’s foremost literary magazine. ‘We’re looking for flash essays, prose poems, hermit-crab stories, lyric essays, lists, anecdotes about your creepy uncle.’

Reading Period May 1st – Oct 31st print/Nov 1st – Apr 30th online
Word Limit/Response Time  1,000 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 1 contributor copy/$3 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories 

Platform for Prose (UK) – is an online publication they are looking for ‘engaging & entertaining contemporary short stories, flash fiction.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified but from 100 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Ponder Review (USA) – ‘is a student-run publication of the MFA program at Mississippi University for Women.’ They publish ‘fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short plays, new media, and visual art twice a year.

Reading Period Dec. 15 – March 15; June 15 – Sept. 15
Word Limit/Response Time 750 words/5 months or less
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/$2 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories 

Portland Review (USA) – has ‘been publishing exceptional prose, poetry, and art since 1956.’

Reading Period Sept – Dec
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified but from 100 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 in one submission

Quarter After Eight (USA) – is ‘an annual literary journal devoted to the exploration of innovative writing.’

Reading Period Oct 15th – April 15th
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/6 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories

Right Hand Pointing (USA) – ‘In addition to being a member of the Col. Bleep Interplanetary Space Command, Right Hand Pointing does about 12 issues a year of short poetry, very short fiction, art, and other things.

Reading Period  Rolling must subscribe to their newsletter
Word Limit/Response Time 500 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown
Multiple Submissions 2 in a single submission 

Right Now (Australia) – An online organisation for human rights issues and justice in Australia. They accept fiction and poetry.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 – They suggest you pitch/2 weeks
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

River Styx (USA) – has been publishing an international, award-winning magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and art since 1975.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/5 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $50 – $150 – depending on the length/$2
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories 

Rum Punch Press – is ‘an online journal featuring high-quality, original fiction and non-fiction from writers who, like us, enjoy a little pop in their culture.’

Reading Period Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 750 words (flash) + 140 (micro)/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email 
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No 

Saranac Review (USA) – is ‘an annual, printed magazine. We are looking for original and unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction and one-act plays (or flash drama) that is literary, engaging, well crafted, enjoyable, accessible and has resonance‘.

Reading Period  Aug 1st – May 31st
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/6 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $5 per page + contributor copy/$3 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions Yes, if in different genres 

Scum (Australia) – ‘Scum is an online literary magazine, launched in February 2013. We aim to deliver new writing a couple times a week and publish fiction, memoir, rants, and basically whatevz.  Scum has filthy feminist leanings and a disregard for propriety.’

Reading Period  1st to 7th of every month
Word Limit/Response Time < 1000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit AUD $60/No 
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Seizure (Australia) – ‘Flashers is the online home of Australian flash fiction.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 50 to 500 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit AUD $50/No 
How do I Submit? Online
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Smoke Long Quarterly – an online magazine dedicated to flash fiction.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1000 words/6 weeks 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Online
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Social Alternatives (Australia) – An independent quarterly journal ‘committed to the principles of social justice and to creating spaces of dialogue intended to stimulate social alternatives to current conditions.’

Reading Period  Rolling 
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Spineless Wonders (Australia) – SPINELESS WONDERS is a multi-platform publishing company devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers.

Reading Period  Rolling plus calls for themed editions
Word Limit/Response Time 200 to 2,000 words/6 weeks 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Unknown/There was a AUD$10 fee 
How do I Submit? Online
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Stereo Stories  (Australia) – A boutique website – stories have to be connected with music in some way. See their website for examples.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 800 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Straylight Magazine (USA) – is the literary magazine of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. ‘We look for innovative works of fiction, poetry, and art, both within our campus and around the world.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 1000 words/8 weeks 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Sundog Lit (USA) – features the very best in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art online.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time 750 words/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 in a single file

Tahoma Literary Review (USA) – is published three times a year in both print and e-reader formats.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 1,500 words/2 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $50/$5
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 2 stories

Threadcount – is a ‘biannual online literary journal dedicated to hybrid forms, work that challenges genre boundaries and resists classifiable form, that experiments with texture and convention, that (like fabric) packs a lot in a limited space‘.

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email as a word.doc
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 5 in a single doc. No multiple submissions

Tin House Magazine (USA) – is an American literary magazine. They host Flash Fiction Fridays online.

Reading Period  Rolling for flash fiction
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/Unknown 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Toasted Cheese Literary Journal (USA) – is a journal that publishes flash fiction, poetry, Fiction and non-fiction.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints No/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Two Hawks Quarterly (THQ) (USA) – is ‘a journal looking for exquisitely crafted work that will astonish, surprise, challenge, and delight us.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time Unspecified/4 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/Unknown
Multiple Submissions No

Tulpa Magazine – (Australia) ‘Tulpa is an Adelaide-based magazine focusing on the Arts Community in South Australia. Our aim is to give emerging and marginalised writers a safe space to publish their work.’

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown
Multiple Submissions Unknown

Unbroken Journal (USA) – is a quarterly online journal. ‘We want dark and disquieting, we want fanciful and funny, we want surreal and surprising. They want flash/vignettes and haibun.’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Email
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions No

Vestal Review (USA) – ‘The world’s oldest magazine dedicated to flash fiction. Our stories have been reprinted in numerous anthologies such as Best of the Net, Sudden Flash Youth and You have Time for This. Vestal Review is an eclectic magazine, open to all genres except children’s stories and hard science fiction.’ They host Magic Mondays – submit a story of 250. The best gets selected to appear in the magazine.

Reading Period  Feb – May + Aug – Nov
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/3 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $25/$2 by PayPal 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

The Vignette Review (USA) – is ‘an entirely new fiction literary quarterly that weds fine art and photography with richly detailed vignettes, providing a feast for the eyes and the mind.

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time From 33 – 900 words/Unknown 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown
Multiple Submissions No 

Water~Stone Review (USA) – is ‘a national literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Reading Period Oct 1st – Dec 1st
Word Limit/Response Time 3 flash fiction up to 8,000/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit 2 contributor copies/Unknown
How do I Submit? Online
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 – maximum of 8,000 words 

Wigleaf – they publish stories at least once a week for nine months of the year.

Reading Period Final week of each academic month except Dec
Word Limit/Response Time < 1,000/Unknown
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/No
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/No 
Multiple Submissions < 2 stories/micro up to 4 (below 250 words) 

Willow Springs (USA) – has ‘published the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is published each fall and spring.’

Reading Period  Sept 1st – May 1st
Word Limit/Response Time < 750 words/4 months 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit $40/$3 
How do I Submit? Online
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Yes/No 
Multiple Submissions < 3 stories 

100 Word Story (USA)

Reading Period  Rolling
Word Limit/Response Time 100 words, not including the title
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit No/$2 
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

5×5 – is ‘an online literary journal that publishes poetry and prose of 500 words or less. We also feature photography. We publish twice a year (Winter & Summer).’

Reading Period  Check their website
Word Limit/Response Time < 500 words/8 weeks 
Payment to Author/Any Fees to Submit Unknown/Unknown
How do I Submit? Submittable
Simultaneous Submissions/Reprints Unknown/Unknown 
Multiple Submissions Unknown 

Are you interested in submitting to any other markets?

Let me know. Leave me a comment and I’ll start compiling a list.

 

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7 thoughts on “Flash Fiction – A List of Publications which Accept Submissions.

  1. Hi Alys:

    I’ve been out of the writing loop for some time-last story published in 1990 In Meanjin. I found this a wonderful resource–and I particularly like the way the information is set out. Things have certainly changed (and for the better)–but it was nice getting little notes from Jennie Lee or the folk at Westerly. Not any more, I think.

    Thank you for the list. I imagine it took quite a time to research.

    Cheers

    • Thanks Margaret. It’s interesting to hear what you say – I can’t imagine getting notes from publishers these days. Most barely seem to have the time to reply to submissions. Anyway, it’s great to know that the list is useful. Good luck with your writing, Alys

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