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Short, Fast, and Deadly 87

A project of Deadly Chaps Press

Do not submit here! This project is believed to be defunct.


Welcome to Short, Fast, and Deadly. An eLit Mag where brevity reigns and the loquacious are sent to contemplate their sins in the rejection bin. Don't be afraid. Write Short. Write Fast. Above all, write Deadly. You'll be fine.
FICTION: Micro prose told in 420 characters or less (i.e. the max length of a FB status update) to be posted for the sheer joy of it. Weird? Okay. Funny? Okay. Mystery? Okay. Literary? Okay. Make it damn good. And read a couple before you submit. Besides that, just keep it R-rated.
NONFICTION: VIEWS is where we will now accept (re)views, (inter)views, and view(points) from our readers.
POETRY: I'm big on stories right now. But if you must, then do it in 140 characters or less (i.e. the max length of a Twitter update). Damn good still applies. Applies double, in fact. Go to it. Oh wait! Almost forgot. No Haiku! For the love of God. No Haiku!

Short, Fast, and DeadlyUnited States


G General 
M Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.


Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Short poetry. Excluding: Haiku (or related).
Styles:Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Minimalist.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Types & Lengths

Interview Interviewup to 600 words
Review Reviewup to 100 words
Essay Essayup to 250 words
Poem Poemno line limits known
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 100 words

Media & Publication Frequency

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


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
11 Dec 2009
Last Updated:
15 Jan 2016