Flash Fiction On-line publishes stories from 500 to 1,000 words in length and pays $60 per story. These stories are 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.”
Note: “We’re always looking for great stories related to important events and holidays. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Election Day, Veteran’s Day. The list goes on. If you have something apropos, drop it into our ‘Seasonal’ submission category. Please give us at least a couple of months leeway, ie. submit for Valentine’s Day by December 14th. Thanks!”
Deadline ongoing. Submissions and guidelines here.
, an international literary journal invites, submissions of nonfiction and fiction pieces of terror, anxiety, and horror for a themed issue: The Horror of Everyday Life. They “invite you to face that which truly shakes you to the core, armed with the alchemy of the written word.” Publishes fiction with emotional weight and evolved characters and relationships and non-fiction that explores “how people find a sane, happy life in a basically insane world.” Selected works will be published online in audio format as well as in a special e-reader issue in February 2015. Deadline: . Submission guidelines here.
is seeking poetry, non-fiction essays, and flash fiction that tackles their October theme: The End. Send your work that thematically, literally, or figuratively includes concepts of endings or the end of something. Magazine staff work closely with contributors to hone their voice before accepting submissions.
Deadline on-going, open from the first to the fifteenth each month. Submission guidelines here.
Futurological Press is the speculative fiction imprint of Westry Wingate Group, publishing both print and e-book titles. “We are currently accepting unsolicited submissions of full-length manuscripts and short stories in the many genres & sub-genres of speculative fiction (eg. science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, etc.), including some YA.
“The primary mission of Futurological Press is to elevate voices that are either absent or largely silent in mainstream speculative fiction, through the life experiences of the authors, through the characters populating the stories, through magical worldbuilding or crafty wordsmithing, in the themes explored. Of course, this is all open to interpretation, so send us your work and we'll go from there!
“We offer (with no fees of any kind): editing, formatting for print and ebook, book cover design, ISBN and personalized, frequent collaboration with your editor during all stages. Authors are also offered the opportunity to co-create an individualized marketing plan.
Submission guidelines here.
Submission guidelines here.
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