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Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






The magazine combines articles on the art and business of writing as well as markets, book reviews of member publications or books on any aspect of writing.

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  • 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

    From the editors

    1 copy

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Speculative

One short story (500-3,000 words), or up to two flash fiction stories (fewer than 1,000 words each).

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1


Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 3

Lines wider than 45 characters will likely wrap to another line. If more than a line or two exceed the 45-character limit, we may reject the poem or offer online-only publication.


Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Reviews of books about writing or reviews of member-authored books.


Max words: 1

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 2

Humor and satire are greatly appreciated. One short story (500-3,000 words), or up to two flash fiction stories (fewer than 1,000 words each) .

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Contributors receive a copy. Our website content is similar, but not identical, to that of printed Calliope. Occasionally an author whose work is accepted for publication by printed Calliope declines to have that work appear on the web. While Calliope editors give publishing preference to members of the Writers’ SIG, membership is not required for submitting work. All submissions will be given consideration. NOTE: Submissions sent without prior query will most likely end up in the Spam file.

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    Editor Cynthia Sabelhaus avatar

    Cynthia Sabelhaus


    Editor Sandy Raschke avatar

    Sandy Raschke

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Barbara Blake avatar

    Barbara Blake

    Poetry Editor

    Editor J. F. Benedetto avatar

    J. F. Benedetto

    Contributing Editor

    Editor John DeBon avatar

    John DeBon

    Contributing Editor

    Editor Arthur Vidro avatar

    Arthur Vidro

    Contributing Editor