Vestal Review 160

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About

Vestal Review is a semi-annual perfect-bound print magazine with a Web presence, devoted to what we consider an underrepresented type of fiction: flash (or short-short) stories. A good flash, replete with a cohesive plot, rich language and enticing imagery, is perhaps the hardest type of fiction to write. A good flash is so condensed that it borderlines poetry. A good flash engages your mind not only for the short duration of its read, but for a long time after. Vestal Review is an eclectic magazine, open to all genres except children's stories and hard science fiction. We are blessed with a deluge of submissions and therefore are very selective. Published since 2000.

Vestal Review
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities. Excluding: Children. United States

Publication Media & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fee-based fiction submissions through 30 November 2017 (41.7 days from now). 2
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, excluding Hard Science Fiction.
O Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 500 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Illustration.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated:
17 Aug 2017
Date Added:
25 Jul 2005