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Quick Fiction 44

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Quick Fiction publishes stories and narrative prose poems of 500 words or less. Since 2001, when it was founded, the journal has released issues every spring fall. The Boston Globe recently ranked Quick Fiction #4 among 100 New England literary magazines. Boston’s Weekly Dig has called it “a journal filled with great work from writers who respect the rigid, potentially gorgeous contours of microfiction and have a great deal to say in very little time.”
FICTION: Quick Fiction publishes anything you could possibly imagine under 500 words (more or less). We don’t discriminate by any genre, style, or other arbitrary criteria (except approximate word count). As long as your submission is stunningly simple, handily baroque, or transcendently irreverent, or is otherwise brilliant, beautiful, and/or completely revolutionary, it should be an easy shoo-in.

Quick FictionUnited States


G General 
O Open to all/most Genres 


Poetry Forms:Prose poetry.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Minimalist, Satirical.

Types & Lengths

Poem Poemno line limits known
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 500 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
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No UnknownText 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:
26 Nov 2005
Last Updated:
24 Feb 2012