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Flash Fiction is the shortest form of fiction writing with a word count no more than 1,500 to 2,000 words. The specific word length depends on the type of website where you are submitting your work.
In comparison to payments received for novels, flash fiction gives you relatively lower amount, yet it is worth writing as I mentioned in my previous article,
Here, I am going to discuss with you more than 100 websites that can help you publish your flash fiction.
1. 3 AM Magazine
3 AM Magazine is quite a renowned magazine, but very few know that it receives nearly hundreds and thousands visitors per month. They not only offer work submission in poetry and fiction, but also offer reviews, interviews, blogs and essays. The word limit for flash fiction is under 2,500 words.
2. Flash Fiction Online
Flash Fiction Online accepts reprint submissions. Their main focus is on articles related to sci-fi, but they do accept other genre-based articles. The word limit is between 500 to 1,000 words and pay $60 for each.
3. Word Riot
Word Riot is a monthly magazine including flash fiction and non-fiction. They’ve been active for more than a decade now, since 2002. The word limit for flash fiction is under 1,000.
4. Every Day Fiction
Every Day Fiction is hugely popular for flash fiction submission. You can find several stories on its website related to humor, sci-fi, horror and literary.
Brevity mainly accepts flash non-fiction articles. They are very specific with their word limit, which can’t be more than 750. They pay $45 for each article.
Pank publishes articles on various genres and styles including flash fiction. They do not have any specific maximum word limit, but their pieces are generally shorter.
7. 100 Word Story
As the name says it all, 100 Word Story accepts work with no more than 100 words. They also conduct interviews and book reviews. Also, they have a contest where they announce monthly winner.
8. Smokelong Quarterly
Smokelong Quarterly is quite a popular magazine in the category of fiction writing. They are hugely popular for publishing flash fiction with words under 1,000.
Hobart publishes flash fiction articles on daily basis, including both fiction and non-fiction. The word limit needs to be 2,000 words, but if you can write under 1,000, that’s even much better. Hobart has a great reputation for their distinguished and capturing articles.
10. Drunken Boat
Besides regular articles, Drunken Boat likes some extraordinarily amazing work that includes videos, audios, animation as well as integration of hypertext with language.
11. Flash Fiction Magazine
Flash Fiction Magazine publishes articles almost regularly. If you sign up for their email newsletter, then you can receive their free ebook with lots of flash fiction articles. On getting your article published, you’ll need to wait for a month or two before submit another. The word limit is between 300 to 1,000 words.
12. The Collagist
The Collagist is a monthly journal, active since 2009. Besides flash fiction, it also accepts excerpts for upcoming novels and novellas. A great tool for you to market your big work.
13. Lunch Ticket
Lunch Ticket doesn’t have any strict limit for flash fiction, but it shouldn’t be more than 5,000 words. Besides flash fiction, they also accepts visual arts, translations and other fiction-related work.
14. NANO Fiction
NANO Fiction is one of the hugely popular journal in the filled of flash fiction. Each of their stories are worth reading. They love unique articles with experiments, but demand you to have a balanced narrative.
15. Fiction Southeast
Fiction Southeast is deeply recognised for having eminent writers like Donald ray Pollock and Joyce Carol Oates. They accept flash fiction with no more than 1,500 words. They also sponsor Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize.
16. Literary Orphans
Literary Orphans accepts articles with appropriate photos. They wish to a collaboration of writing and arts platforms. You should try to write under 1,500 words, but 2,000 words are also accepted.
Monkeybicycle has a huge range of articles under 2,000 words. On Wednesday, they also publish one-line stories. Besides non-fiction, fiction and interviews, they also have compelling collection of podcasts and columns.
Wigleaf accepts fictions under 1,000 words. The articles are published weekly. They have also appeared several times in story South’s Million Writers Awards.
19. Vestal Review
Vestal Review is one of the oldest flash magazine. They conduct several competitions where the winner receives $100. Your article needs to be no more than 5,00 words.
DecomP has several awards to its name. Their word limit is not strictly defined, but for regular fiction, the limit is 4,000 words. So, for flash fiction, it is going to be far less than that.
Juked publishes their stories every couple of weeks. They accept flash fiction under 2,500 words. They publish digital as well as traditional issues.
22. Cheap Pop
Cheap Pop may be little new, but they are highly reliable. They accept flaws fictions under 5,00 irrespective of the genre. They publish 4 to 8 pieces per month.
Nanoism has been active since 2009. And as their name suggests, they accept articles with a very small word limit, which is hardly 140 characters.
24. New Flash Fiction Review
New Flash Fiction Review is relatively new. They publish regular issues, offer mentoring and also connect contests.
Lamplight love articles based on dark fiction like Twilight. Check out their work to know the specific word limit. Thousands of visitors visit their website per month.
26. FRiGG Magazine
FRiGG Magazine accepts articles under 1,000 words. They publish two issues per year.
27. Superstition Review
Superstition Review is started by Arizona State University. It has been active since 2008 and exclusively accepts flash fiction.
Hoot is for articles under 150 words. Their work is generally categorised as postcard-sized wirings. They punish monthly issues.
29. Willow Springs
Willow Springs strictly accepts false fiction with no more than 750 words. They pay $40 for each submission.
30. American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction is a Texas-based literary magazine. The word limit needs to be under 2,000. Payment is unspecified.
31. Daily Science Fiction
Daily Science Fiction is a sci-fi and fantasy-based publication. They accept articles between 100 to 1,500 words.
32. Devilfish Review
Devilfish Review is a quarterly issues literary magazine. They accept unique and “weird” articles. They pay $10 for articles under 500 words.
Flash is the international short story magazine. It is considered to be the leading journal in flash fiction category. The word limit is 360.
34. Funny Times
Funny Times is a humour-based American newspaper. The word limit is between 500 to 700 words. They pay $60 per article.
35. The Gettysburg Review
The Gettysburg Review is a quarterly magazine that accepts poetry, essays, reviews and short stories. Their work is often reprinted and receive several awards.
36. Glimmer Train
Glimmer Train is an American quarterly published journal. It accepts literary-based short stories and primarily work for emerging writers.
37. Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
Journal of Compressed Creative Arts accepts short-form articles such as micro-fiction, prose poetry, flash fiction and visual arts. They pay $50 for each accepted piece.
38. Nature Futures
Nature Futures thrives on original articles between 850 to 950 words. The genre is typically based on forthcoming future and sci-fi. They pay nearly $130.
39. New England Review
New England Review is a quarterly magazine. They punish fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The writers of all levels are welcome to submit their articles.
40. Pedestal Magazine
Pedestal Magazine doesn’t accept already published work. They have different time limits for submission of different writings. The minimum pay is around $50.
41. People’s Friend
People’s Friend is a Britain-based weekly magazine. The magazine’s primary target is older women. It was founded in the year 1869.
42. Strange Horizons
Strange Horizons is a speculative fiction based magazine that also accept poetry and non-fiction. It also includes reviews, essays and interviews. They pay 8 cents per word.
Founded in the year 1968, Confrontation is a literary magazine that accepts fiction, poetry and essays twice in a year.
Contrary is a quarterly journal. It publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and commentary. They pay $20 for each issue.
45. Fabula Argentea
Fabula Argentea pays $5 for flash fiction under 1,000 words, $10 for short stories under 7,500 words and $15 for longer stories under 10,000 words. They don’t accept articles related to drugs, terrorism, relationships, sex and current events, which are valid only for a little time.
Splickety pays $0.02 per word. They accept articles under 1,000 words.
Opossum publishes articles mainly related to music.
48. Page and Spine
Page and Spine pays depending on the article length. Their minimum pay is $5 for 150 words and $10 for 500 words. You can also earn up to $30 for your work.
49. The Quilliad
The Quilliad is exclusively made for Canadians only. They pay $13 for each article.
50. Manawaker Studio
Manawaker Studio accepts articles between 250 to 1,500 words and pay $3 for each.
Craft accepts reprint publication without any payment. You can earn almost $100 for every work from this publication.
52. Baltimore Review
Baltimore Review accepts 3 pieces of flash fiction at a time. The maximum you can earn is $40.
53. The Cafe Irreal
The Cafe Irreal accepts articles exclusively based on magical realism under 2,000 words. They pay 1 cent per word.
Cicada accepts articles mainly written for teenagers. They pay up to 10 cents per word.
55. The Cincinnati Review
The Cincinnati Review accepts up to 3 pieces under 500 words. They pay $25 per page.
56. Electric Lit
Electric Lit accepts short articles. Their submission period is infrequent, you need to regular check their site to stay updated. You can earn up to $100 for one piece.
Odyssa accepts articles based on travel and tourism written between 700 to 1500 words. They pay $30 for each submission.
58. Timeless Tales
Timeless Tales accepts fairy tael articles under 1,500 words. They pay $20 per article.
59. Bayou Magazine
Bayou Magazine’s submission period is between September 1 and May 1. They pay $25 per article.
60. Copper Nickel
Copper Nickel accepts articles between September 1 to December 15 and January 15 to March 1. They pay $30 per page.
61. Winter Tangerine
Winter Tangerine accepts article having at least 200 words. They pay $50 for each accepted article.
62. Books 'N Pieces
Books 'N Pieces accepts articles under 2,000 words and pay 5 cents per word.
63. Devilfish Review
Devilfish Review accepts speculative fiction articles. They pay $10 for each.
Pinball accepts free submissions monthly. They pay $15 for each.
65. Perpetual Motion Machine
Perpetual Motion Machine accepts science fiction, horror and crime articles. The maximum word limit is 1,000. They pay $25 for each.
66. Bards and Sages Quarterly
Bards and Sages Quarterly accepts speculative fiction articles under 500 words. They pay $10 for each.
PseudoPod accepts horror articles as well as podcast materials. They pay $20 for each.
THEMA accepts reprint articles. Each of their issue is theme-based. They pay $10 for each.
Banshee accepts articles up to 1,000 words. Their submission guidelines are subject to change, check out their website for more information.
70. The Puritan
The Puritan provides free submission for limited time. They pay $75 for each.
71. Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm publishes theme-based issues. Most of their articles are speculative fiction. The maximum word limit is 2,000. They pay $25 for each.
72. Grievous Angel
Grievous Angel accepts articles related to sci-fi, urban fantasy, horror, humor, magical realism, steampunk and cyberpunk. The word limit is 750. They pay 6 cents per word.
73. New Myths
New Myths accepts no-horror-speculative fiction articles. They pay 1.5 cents per word and a minimum of $30.
74. Body Parts
Body Parts publishes theme-based issues related to horror. The word is less or equal to 1,000. They pay $5 for each.
75. Mad Scientist Journal
Mad Scientist Journal accepts speculative fiction. It publishes theme-based issues with word limit between 5,00 to 2,000. They pay $10 for original and $5 for reprint.
76. Three-lobed Burning Eye
Three-lobed Burning Eye (I really like this name!) accepts articles related to horror, magical realism and dark fantasy. They pay $30 for flash fiction.
77. Feed Your Monster
Feed Your Monster accepts horror-related articles. They pay £3.50 for original and £2.50 or reprint.
78. Hinnom Magazine
Hinnom Magazine accepts articles related to dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi. They pay $30 for articles under 3,000 words.
Arsenika is not bounded by genre. They accept articles under 1,000. They pay $60 for fiction and $30 for poetry.
Mithila accepts speculative fiction articles under 2,500 words. They pay $10 for each.
Helios accepts articles related to horror, solarpunk, cyberpunk, magic realism, gothic, horror and other related sub-genres. They accept articles between 100 to 1,000 words. They pay 6 cents per word for micro fiction and 3 cents per word for flash fiction.
82. The Arcanist
The Arcanist is a weekly publication. Their word limit is 1,000. Their articles are based on speculative fiction. They pay $50 for each.
83. Double Room
Double Room is a journal exclusively for flash fiction and prose poetry. They demand high-quality content with lost of intriguing facts that challenges, discovers and examines the limitation of flash fiction and prose poetry.
84. Postcard Press
Postcard Press accepts short stories (very short), essay and poem on a monthly basis. The submission must be in the form go 4*6 postcard. The prose articles must be under 100 words and poetry must be consist of no more than 10 lines. Most of their issues are theme-based, but they are open to exceptions.
85. Jellyfish Review
Jellyfish Review accepts all types of flash fiction. They reply back within a week after the date of your submission.
86. Ghost Parachute
Ghost Parachute accepts bold and unexpected flash fiction. Their motto is be bold and unapologetic. They respond within one or two week after submission.
87. After the Pause
After the Pause is a quarterly online journal for flash fiction and poetry. They try to respond within 10 days, but sometimes can take little longer. The word limit is no more than 1,000 words.
3Elements accepts character-driven stories, both short as well as long. They publish on quarterly basis and expect you add three specific words (3 elements) in your story.
89. Literally Stories
Literally Stories gives an international scope for your articles that are written between 500 to 3,000 words. They respond with 21 days.
90. Five on the Fifth
Five on the Fifth publishes five short articles on the fifth of every month. They accept flash fiction under 5,000 words. It includes genre fiction.
Upstreet accepts short stories, flash fiction and essays. The payment is between $50 to $250 for each piece.
92. Apple Valley Review
Apple Valley Review accepts poetry, essays, short stories and of course, flash fiction. They publish two issues annually. They accept articles between 100 to 4,000 words.
Gaze accepts poetry, non-fiction and short stories. They pay $25 for each piece. They also feature could of writers on their website on a monthly basis.
A-minor likes articles related to dark and dreamy concepts. They accept flash fiction, short stories and poetry. They also welcome in experimental and genre-blurring articles.
95. Molotov Cocktail
Molotov Cocktail is exclusively for flash fiction. They have quite entertaining and amusing taste when it comes to accepting articles. You need to have good sense of humour to get accepted by this publication.
96. Into the Void
Into the Void accepts limited submissions. After the limit is over, you’ll need to pay Canadian $5 for your submission. They nominate authors for various awards such as Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
Five:2:One accepts non-fiction and poetry. They love experimental and weird types of flash fiction. They publish daily online journal and quarterly print edition.
98. Atticus Review
Atticus Review accepts poetry, flash fiction, essays, and short stories. They publish online on a regular basis. They like bold and unapologetic writers who are ready to try something different and go dark. They accept articles under 800 words.
99. Dime Show Review
Dime Show Review accepts poetry, short stories and 10-word stories. They nominate authors for the Pushcart Prize.
Ruminate accepts short stories, flat fiction, essays and poetry. They publish quarterly issues. They have limited duration to accept submission on different styles. Check out their website to know more about words limit and payment.
Azure is an online magazine and accepts novellas, flash fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Getting accepted by them is little tricky, read their previous issues to know more in detail.
Ambit is a strictly 96 pages magazine based on literature and arts. It is a London-based publication, read internationally. They accept articles under 1,000 words.
These are just some of the magazines and journals that accept flash fiction, there are many more. So, you can see, Flash Fiction does have huge significance. It gives you a name in magazines and journals and most of them are circulated worldwide.
The magazines and journals have their own respective response time, it may vary from few days to few months. Don’t get disappointed, if one doesn’t work, there are hundreds more to try on.
© 2019 Prachi Sharma
BlueCarrisole on May 01, 2020:
what a helpful post, I personally enjoy writing flash fiction and I'm always looking for places that may possibly want to feature my work, so thank you!
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on April 26, 2020:
Interesting hub :) I love flash fiction. I had entered a short short story contest once and it was difficult to keep shredding down the words until there were I think 1500 words or so. Thank you for sharing :)
Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on October 17, 2019:
Yours is a nice article with century-long items. While writing a thirty item article, I saw your article teaser by the side. Best occasion and best wishes.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on September 27, 2019:
Hopefully, this will be one of the most helpful hubs I've ever read. Your research, which most of us don't have the time to do, is marvelous.