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Flash Fiction




Cutleaf seeks the best in contemporary writing in prose and verse from emerging and established writers.

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  • Response time:
    3 months*
    Editor reported data
    25 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

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 - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $100-400

We will read one long piece or up to three short pieces at a time per author.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $100-400

We are also interested in flash fiction with a limit of 1,000 words.

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Payment: $100-400

Essays in both standard and hybrid forms. We welcome new approaches such as speculative nonfiction, essays based in metaphor, essays in verse, and other re-imaginings of the format. We welcome work about literature, travel, music, visual art, and film in multiple formats.


Max pieces: 7

Payment: $ 50 per piece

Our format is designed to showcase a group of 3 to 5 poems from a single author in each issue. One of our considerations is how those poems work together as a suite.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    The author's name, mailing address and email should appear on the first page of the manuscript.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Manuscripts must be submitted as a MS Word file set in a standard 12-point font (such as Times New Roman). Prose should be double-spaced with numbered pages. Poems should be spaced as the author expects them to appear in the journal.

  • Author's rights

    Cutleaf acquires non-exclusive first serial rights throughout North America to publish work in all editions of Cutleaf, wherever published and distributed, including hard copy and electronic formats. We reserve the right to make any work that we’ve published available in the Cutleaf archives on our website. Should a piece first published in Cutleaf be reprinted in another work, we request the later publication include an acknowledgment of Cutleaf.

  • Additional info

    Pays! "from $100 to $400 for published fiction and nonfiction. from $50 to $200 for published poetry" Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

25 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

33 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 128 days, 89 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

27 days

12-month average response time

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Cutleaf publishes a new issue online every other week, as well as The Cutleaf Reader, our annual print anthology. A project of EastOver Press, Cutleaf seek work that responds to our common experience and reflects our differences. We are interested in work by all writers, especially those historicall...

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