Flash fiction submissions due April 1

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The spring flash fiction submission cycle opens today. Stories can be submitted anytime from now until April 1, 2021.

Do you have original, never-before-published fantasy, horror, or sci-fi stories sitting on your desk that you’ve been meaning to send off to magazines?

Dust them off, because our official round of short story submissions begins March 1st and ends on April 1st.

We’re looking for short stories, up to 1,000 words. The payment is 8 cents a word on acceptance.

Flash Fiction Story Submission page.

Authors whose work has been accepted for publication will be notified by April 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Geordie Morse at [email protected].

We are able to pay for original fiction through the kind generosity of our Patreon supporters. Your donations allow us to accept and publish original speculative fiction at a time when publishing opportunities for new writers are extremely limited.

We also have non-paying opportunities to be published on MetaStellar. These include essays, reviews, reprints and excerpts of longer works.

To submit a reprint, your short story must have previously been published somewhere else, and you have the rights to republish it. For example, if your story was previously published with a publication that only asked for first-time publication rights, or was self-published, or posted on your blog, social media page, or other publicly-accessible online outlet.

You can submit a reprint of a short story here.

If you submit a reprint or excerpt for publication, we will notify you within a week about whether it has been accepted.

All writers will get a bio box that includes their photograph and links to their Amazon author pages, personal blogs, and social media feeds.

To pitch an idea for an essay, please contact essays editor Maria Korolov at [email protected].

To pitch an idea for a book, movie, or TV show review, please contact reviews editor Amira Loutfi at [email protected].

MetaStellar fiction editor Geordie Morse works primarily as a personal language coach, developing curricula and working with clients remotely. His first book, Renna's Crossing, is out now. His various other projects are cataloged on his site Arnamantle.