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Back Patio Press

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction





A chill place for weird indie lit on the internet and in print. We like stuff that explores the strangeness in the mundane and usually stuff that references junk food or shitty beer.

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  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

  • 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 - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Excerpts: If you have an indie book coming out or that has been published in the last year submit up to 1,000 words. If accepted we’ll publish the excerpt and a link to the purchase page.

Fiction - 750 words max

Max words: 750

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, wtf idk

We greatly enjoy the absurdity of everyday life. Slice of life is good but don’t be afraid to get weird with it. Weird shit rules. 750 words max (one piece or across a coupla flashies).

Nonfiction - 750 words max

Max words: 750

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

We strongly recommend sending in book reviews. People should review more books. You can also send essays, grocery lists, diary entries, whatever you want really. 750 words maximum for personal essay shit, but longer for reviews is ok though.


Up to 3 pages maximum. Don’t make us do weird formatting cmon man


Max pieces: 1

book reviews

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    title and author and brief bio in the body of the email

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Slam em in the body of an email or as a .txt or .doc(x) attachement. fuck .pdf though all my homies hate portable documents.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Fucking weird. Love it Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

3 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

12 days

Slowest response time

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Our books are printed in small batches and shipped by hand with care (and sometimes special prizes), although most of our titles are also available via Amazon KDP. We average about 3 new titles per year. We take pride in publishing exciting debut novels and collections by the soon-to-be-heartthrobs ...

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    Editor Cavin Bryce Gonzalez avatar

    Cavin Bryce Gonzalez


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    Zac Smith

    Managing Editor