Wondering where to submit your flash fiction? Here are five great places to start.
Flash fiction is usually defined as up to 1000 words (so around three double-spaced pages or less). Most of the publications on our list also accept poetry and longer stories, all are friendly to emerging writers, have no required fees and are open to simultaneous submissions so you can submit to all five if you want.
- Molotov Cocktail – is looking for ‘the kind of prose you cook up in a bathtub and handle with rubber gloves.’ Even their submission guidelines are entertaining.
- Into the Void – also accepts poetry and short stories and they nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a bunch of others. [Update 5/2018: Due to the high volume of submissions, Into the Void now only accepts a certain number of submissions per reading period for free. After their quota is reached you can still submit, but it will cost you $5 Canadian. They will try to respond within 6 weeks.]
- Dime Show Review – also accepts 10-word stories, poetry and short stories and they nominate for the Pushcart Prize.
- Chantwood Magazine – also accepts poetry and short stories. They are looking for great stories period – doesn’t matter if it’s ‘literary’ fiction or sci-fi, fantasy, romance, or historical.
- Origami Journal – also accepts photography and short short stories (up to 2,000 words). They’re looking for original writing ‘that uniquely captures the human experience’. We think you’ve got this covered.