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Fabula Argentea

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


the venue of good writing

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2-3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    22 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

    From the editors

    We do accept previously published stories. HOWEVER, they must not be currently available in electronic form (for sale or otherwise), including on personal websites.

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

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  • 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 - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $5-15

We prefer stories under 6000 words, but we will consider pieces up to 8,000 words.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Enter a cover letter including a short biographical statement.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All submissions should have one-inch margins. Use a standard font such as Arial, Calibri, Times Roman, or Courier New in 11 pt or 12 pt size. Line spacing is unimportant. Please refrain from using fancy headers or footers, text effects, background colors or images because these will not be reproduced in the final published piece. Acceptable file types: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf

  • Author's rights

    (1) For previously unpublished work— — The AUTHOR grants First World Rights to the PUBLISHER — The AUTHOR grants Archival Rights to the PUBLISHER (2) For previously published work— — The AUTHOR grants World Reprint Rights to the PUBLISHER — The AUTHOR grants Archival Rights to the PUBLISHER (3) Authors must warrant that they are the sole author of the work, that the work is original, and that no other entity has reserved the rights we require for publication. (4) Authors must warrant that the work does not contain libelous material or material copyrighted by another party.

  • Additional info

    Each piece of published fiction will include a note on “Why we chose to publish.” We are open to most subject matter except fan fiction and erotica. Explicit language is acceptable when the story requires its usage. Sex is acceptable only if it is necessary to the story. Multiple submissions are welcome, but we generally will not publish more than one piece by an author in any single issue.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

22 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

30 days

Slowest response time

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12-month average acceptance rate

21 days

12-month average response time

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Fabula Argentea (FA for short) is Latin for “silver story” and the name is pronounced FAH-boo-la ar-GEN-tee-ah (where the “g” is hard as in “grape”). Our editorial Staff is composed of Rick Taubold (Publisher/Editor-in-chief), Rosanne Taubold (Art Director and editorial assistant). FA is a paying ...

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