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Flash Nonfiction


Has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief essay form, along with craft essays.


  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    Eight weeks *
    Editor reported data
    51 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    2% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats


Find more details in the Genres section


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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • 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


Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 45

For Craft Essays, contact our Craft Editor Julie Riddle at brevitymag+craft (insert @ symbol) with either a brief description of your idea or the finished essay. Submissions should be 1,200 words or less and formatted as seen in our Craft Section (single space, no indentation, space between paragraphs). This category is limited to essays that discuss the craft of writing, such as essays that focus on structure, or editing, or ethics.

Nonfiction - 750 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 750

Submission fee: $

Payment: $

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letter optional. Will request bio upon acceptance.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submissions should be formatted single space, no indentation, one extra space between paragraphs (see our magazine for examples) unless alternate formatting is a specific design element of the essay.

  • Author's rights

    Rights revert to author after publication

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

51 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

22 days

Fastest response time

314 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 544 days, 451 days, 679 days, 679 days

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For more than two decades, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction has published well-known and emerging writers working in the brief essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews. Though still committed to the mission of publishing new and emerging writers, Brevity has been fortuna...

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    Editor Dinty W. Moore avatar

    Dinty W. Moore


    Editor Zoë Bossiere avatar

    Zoë Bossiere

    Managing Editor

    Editor Taylor Grothe avatar

    Taylor Grothe

    Assistant Managing Editor