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100+ Flash Fiction Magazines That Also Accepts Short Stories and Poetries

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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,

Related Content: How to Write and Promote Flash Fiction

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.

5. Brevity

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.

6. Pank

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.

9. Hobart

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.

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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.

17. Monkeybicycle

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.

18. Wigleaf

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.

20. DecomP

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.

21. Juked

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.

23. Nanoism

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.

25. Lamplight

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.

28. Hoot

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.

33. Flash

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.

43. Confrontation

Founded in the year 1968, Confrontation is a literary magazine that accepts fiction, poetry and essays twice in a year.

44. Contrary

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.

46. Splickety

Splickety pays $0.02 per word. They accept articles under 1,000 words.

47. Opossum

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.

51. Craft

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.

54. Cicada

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.