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Flash Point Science Fiction

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Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Us too, but as much as we enjoy the sprawling epics for which our genre is famous (read: infamous), we think there should be more space for the short stuff. Stories you can knock out over your morning coffee, or during your lunch break. Stories you don’t need a bookmark for. So, why Flash Point SF? Because we know there are a lot of wonderful science fiction and fantasy flash stories being written, but the market to publish them is incredibly small. That’s where we come in. Our goal is to provide SF&F flash authors with a new venue to publish their work.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 26 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed


Will be open to submissions from 15 September 2024* (approx. 56 days from now) through 31 October 2024. 1


Open to a broad Audience.

General GeneralSubgenres: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban Fantasy.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Hard Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, Slipstream, Space Opera.
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction100 - 1,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.


Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Fairy tales), Seasons/Holidays, Other (May vary).

Drabbles30 Nov 2024*1

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $0.02/word.


Method: Online form.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.

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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Flash Point Science Fiction 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 71 reports from 58 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported8 min | 35.5 mean avg | 35.0 median | 67 max days (16.0 std dev)
Responses97.18 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections97.18 % (36.2 avg. days per rejection) | 23.2 % personal, 69.6 % form, 7.3 % unspecified | 7.0 % shortlisted
Non-Responses2.82 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals2.82 % (10.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending12 responses are pending (18 min | 36.8 mean avg | 35.0 median | 66 max days waiting | 18.2 std dev) from 12 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 30 days. (62.0 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 30 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 60 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 15 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 30 May 2024.

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Last Updated: 19 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 03 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 12 Oct 2020

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