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Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine

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Fatal Flaw is an online literary magazine publishing unexpected, topical writing and photography that considers the world through a cracked lens. We accept fiction, essays, book reviews, and photography that shows us the fatal flaw and the beauty inherent within it.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, except for BIPOC and other underrepresented submitters, and they do not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions. The fee is USD $3.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica, Romance.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction100 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 7,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Literary, Realist, Satirical.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay Essay1,000 - 7,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Experimental, Literary, Mainstream, Personal, Satirical.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica, Romance.
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Literary, Realist, Satirical.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Art Media:

Mixed media, Collage, Photography.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 16 reports from 14 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported26 min | 47.8 mean avg | 48.0 median | 76 max days (13.8 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances18.75 % of submissions accepted (40.7 avg. days per acceptance) | 21.43 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections81.25 % (49.5 avg. days per rejection) | 30.8 % personal, 46.2 % form, 23.1 % unspecified | 12.5 % shortlisted
Non-Responses0 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals-
Pending2 responses are pending (15 min | 27.5 mean avg | 27.5 median | 40 max days waiting | 17.7 std dev) from 2 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 56 days. (31.3 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 56 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 120 days have passed.
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 07 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 19 Mar 2024.

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Fatal Flaw Flash Fiction Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 10 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 26 Apr 2020

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