Small Loves: A Queer Microfiction Anthology 5

A project of Hybrid Ink (see other related projects)

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Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it’s also a unique constraint for writers. How do you get an idea through in as few words as possible? How do you express a mood in 2,000 words? How do you build a character in the space of a tweet or two? It’s a challenge, and with the popularity of microfiction on social media and other flash fiction challenges, one that many seem willing to take up! Inspired by Blue Neustifter’s delightful story “Ghost”, Small Loves will collect the best LGBTQ+ micro- and flash-fiction that writers have to offer.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2019


Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults, All genders, Nonbinary people, Transgender people, All sexual identities.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction200 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
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Last Updated: 23 Apr 2020
Date Added: 09 Dec 2019

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