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Apex Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2022

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 12 x per year.

Fiction Open


Open to fiction submissions through 30 July 2024* (approx. 7 days from now). 1


Open to a broad Audience.

Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.


Other (May vary).

Abandoned Castle31 Jul 2024*3
Winner's Prize:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment. Details: USD $0.08/word or $10, whichever is more.


Method: Moksha submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Apex Magazine Flash Fiction Contest Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 40 reports from 26 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 14.2 mean avg | 12.5 median | 37 max days (8.4 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances2.50 % of submissions accepted (15.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 3.85 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections97.50 % (14.2 avg. days per rejection) | 30.8 % personal, 61.5 % form, 7.7 % unspecified | 5.0 % shortlisted
Non-Responses0.00 %
Never Responded-
Pending3 responses are pending (6 min | 14.0 mean avg | 14.0 median | 22 max days waiting | 8.0 std dev) from 3 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 10 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 01 Jul 2024.

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Last Updated: 10 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 31 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 05 Oct 2022

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