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Insolent Rudder 1

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our definition of "flash fiction": a "plotted" (note that the word "plotted" is placed within quotation marks - c'mon, it's "relative," okay? But we decide what's "relative" (note that the word "relative" is placed within quotation marks (twice)...)) story which contains NO MORE THAN 1,013 WORDS. we want "furiously fresh flash fiction" that defines itself through content, voice, and character. We're especially interested in work that speaks to us on a visceral level. what we won't accept: pornography, excessive violence, racial/ethnic slurs...along with some other stuff that we'll let you know about. we're not especially fond of: children's stories, romance pieces, and "lost dog tales"...along with some other stuff that we'll let you know about.

Insolent RudderUnited States


G General 


Styles:Literary, Mainstream.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,113 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year


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

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK UnknownText format submissions

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Date Added:
25 Apr 2006
Last Updated:
23 Jul 2009