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Beloit Fiction Journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction

Beloit Fiction Journal latest issue

Publishing the best in contemporary short fiction since 1985.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:  / 
    65 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section

  • 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 - 9000 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 9000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: $ 3

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Flash fiction entrants may submit two stories in the same submission.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please double space and use 12-pt font. Include word count at top of document.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Starting in 2020, BFJ will no longer be accepting paper submissions. An exception is made for incarcerated persons, who are encouraged to send manuscripts with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Chris Fink, Editor-in-Chief Beloit Fiction Journal Box 11, Beloit College 700 College Street Beloit, WI 53511 If sending multiple submissions, please send us one story at a time with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each. Work first appearing in BFJ has been reprinted in award-winning collections, including the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, the Flannery O’Connor and the Milkweed Fiction Prize collections and has received the Iowa Short Fiction award. BFJ has published work by A. Manette Ansay, Rick Bass, Mark Brazaitis, Lan Samantha Chang, Gary Fincke, Robin Hemley, Karl Iagnemma, Dennis Lehane, Cris Mazza, John McNally, Maura Stanton, Ron Wallace, Gordon Weaver and Mark Wisniewski.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

65 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

47 days

Fastest response time

177 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1651 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

68 days

12-month average response time

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The Beloit Fiction Journal publishes the best in contemporary short fiction. Traditional and experimental narratives find a home in our pages. We publish new writers alongside established writers. As one of the few fiction-only journals in the country, we’re able to feature as many as fifteen new st...

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