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Flash Fiction Online

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At a high level, our goals are pretty simple. To serve flash fiction readers and writers with a professional, sustainable market for flash fiction stories. To promote the general population's reading of great short stories in general and of great flash fiction in particular.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for some submission periods, which are for members only.
Submission Caps: They may close to submissions early if they reach their quota. Check before submitting.
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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

They’re very short, but they are still stories. That means the best ones have strong, interesting characters, plots, and (to some extent, at least) settings. We’re not that concerned about genre. Many of us have a fondness for science fiction and fantasy, but we also like literary fiction; and in any case, great flash stories aren’t always easily classified. If you wrote it, and you love it, then submit it.

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 2 days from now). 4

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Urban Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Hard Science Fiction, Slipstream, Space Opera.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Seasons/Holidays (See guidelines), Other (May vary).

Theme:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Rural Fantasy31 May 2024*2
Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $100 per story.

Submissions:

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


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Flash Fiction Online 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 178 reports from 134 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 31.6 mean avg | 23.5 median | 152 max days (26.7 std dev)
Responses97.75 %
Acceptances3.93 % of submissions accepted (69.4 avg. days per acceptance) | 5.22 % 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.
Rejections93.82 % (30.1 avg. days per rejection) | 12.6 % personal, 65.3 % form, 22.2 % unspecified | 1.7 % rewrite requests | 3.9 % shortlisted
Non-Responses2.25 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals2.25 % (28.3 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending24 responses are pending (0 min | 53.0 mean avg | 54.0 median | 115 max days waiting | 32.8 std dev) from 24 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. (18.0 % 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 56 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 28 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 06 May 2024
Last Audited: 28 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 03 Dec 2007

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