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Apple Valley Review

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction




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An international literary journal. Issues feature a collection of short fiction, poetry, personal essays, and translations. The journal was founded in 2005 by its current editor, Leah Browning, and is published semiannually.


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  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
    20 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    1% *
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  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism

Nonfiction (Personal Essay, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Lyric Essay )

Max words: 4000

For longer essays, ranging from approximately 1,000 to 4,000 words, please send only one unpublished essay per submission. Submissions of flash essays or other short forms of nonfiction prose may contain multiple pieces, but please limit your text to 4,000 words total.


Max pieces: 6

There are no length limits, but preference is given to short (under two pages), non-rhyming poetry.


Translations of contemporary poetry and prose are welcome if permission has been granted. The work you are sending may have been published in its original language, but your translation into English must be previously unpublished. Please follow the guidelines regarding word counts and content for your specific genre.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include your cover letter, a short bio, and the text of your writing in the body of a single e-mail message. We do not open unsolicited attachments.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting your work to the Apple Valley Review, you agree to grant us first serial rights and the right to archive your work online for an indefinite period of time.

  • Additional info

    All work published in the Apple Valley Review during a given calendar year will be considered for the annual Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize.

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Total submissions tracked

20 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

210 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1213 days, 445 days

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The Apple Valley Review is an international online literary journal. It is published semiannually, in the spring and fall of the year. Each issue features a collection of beautifully crafted poetry and prose. We consider short stories, flash fiction, personal essays/creative nonfiction, poetry, an...

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    Leah Browning