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Insolent Rudder

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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.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Closed

General General
Literary, Mainstream.
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,113 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Date Added: 25 Apr 2006

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