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Bright Flash Literary Review

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction



Bright Flash Literary Review is a home for flash and short fiction. We’re here to provide a space for all voices, the heard and unheard. There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect collection of words.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
    3 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats



  • 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 - 1500 words max

Max words: 50

Max words: 1500

Sub Genres: Literary

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 50

Max words: 1500

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a short third-person biographical statement at the end of your story, in the event that your work is accepted. Stories without a bio will be declined.

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    Page numbers: no Headers: no

  • Author's rights

    Bright Flash Literary Review obtains first Northern American rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. Writers are strongly advised to honor other publication’s guidelines concerning previously published work. If your piece is accepted by another journal after publication in Bright Flash Literary Review, please ask for first publication attribution to BFLR.

  • Additional info

    If your work is declined, please wait 30 days before submitting again. If your work is accepted, please wait 60 days before submitting again.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

3 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

9 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1212 days

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open







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