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About

Launched in March 2000, Vestal Review is the longest-running magazine dedicated to publishing and paying the best writers of imaginative flash fiction. After 20 years, we remain an exciting venue for exceptional flash fiction by both emerging and well-known authors. Our stories have been reprinted in numerous anthologies such as Best of the Net, Sudden Flash Youth and You Have Time for This, and our stories have been selected for Wigleaf Top 50 multiple times. Vestal Review is an eclectic magazine, open to all genres. We encourage diversity in writing and publishing. A wide range of voices is good for readers and literature in general, enhancing our understanding of the world. It’s fair, beneficial, and long overdue. We encourage underrepresented writers to send us their stories.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2000

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to fee-based submissions from 01 February 2023* (approx. 61 days from now) through 31 May 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres 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 Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewUp to 500 words.
Review ReviewUp to 500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) 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 Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

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Dates

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Last Checked: 09 Oct 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 Jul 2005

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