Original Flash Fiction Submission Form

Flash Fiction Story Submission Form

The submission window for the fall 2023 flash fiction submission cycle is October 1 to October 31. Authors will be notified in mid-November about whether their stories have been accepted for publication. Stories will be published under a non-exclusive license at a rate of 8 cents per word. The author will retain the original copyright.

Stories must be under 1,200 words in length and fall under the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or horror. Please submit only one story per cycle. Simultaneous submissions to other publications are allowed, as is the use of AI to help write the story. (Read more about our AI policy here.)

Meanwhile, we are also accepting reviews, essays, reprints, and book excerpts for publication on this site.

  • Please write a short description, tag line, or summary of your story in fifty words or less.
  • Please submit a one or two-sentence biography. Feel free to include links to your Amazon book page, author website, or social media pages.
  • Please submit a square headshot.

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We are able to pay for original flash 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.

Please direct your questions related to original fiction to [email protected].


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