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Fractured Lit publishes flash fiction with emotional resonance, with characters who come to life through their actions and responses to the world around them. We’re searching for flash that investigates the mysteries of being human; the sorrow and the joy of connecting to the diverse population.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Open


Open to a broad Audience.

General General
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics.


Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $50 for original micro fiction; $75 for original flash fiction.


Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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Fractured Lit 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 373 reports from 281 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 | 31.9 mean avg | 30.0 median | 237 max days (23.6 std dev)
Responses88.74 %
Acceptances2.95 % of submissions accepted (28.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 3.56 % 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.
Rejections85.79 % (33.5 avg. days per rejection) | 19.7 % personal, 60.9 % form, 19.4 % unspecified | 1.1 % shortlisted
Non-Responses11.26 %
Never Responded0.27 % (160.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals10.99 % (16.8 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending46 responses are pending (2 min | 24.4 mean avg | 19.0 median | 151 max days waiting | 28.0 std dev) from 46 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 90 days. (1.9 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 90 days.)
The most common submission tip paid: USD $20.00. (6.1 % reported giving a tip.)
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 20 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 06 Jun 2024.

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Fractured Lit Anthology Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Chapbook Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Elsewhere Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Flash Fiction Open Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Ghost, Fable, and Fractured Fairy Tales Prize CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Legends, Myths, & Allegories Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Micro Fiction Prize Charges fees for all submissions
Fractured Lit Reprint Prize DNQ Charges fees for all submissions


Last Updated: 31 May 2024
Last Audited: 31 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 15 Apr 2020

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