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Factor Four Magazine latest issue

Monthly Speculative Flash Fiction Magazine

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    less than 30 days*
    Editor reported data
    41 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$0.11 per word

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 - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.11 per word

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural, and Super Hero.


Payment: $ 0.11 per word

Digital art for use as our covers for our monthly magazine. We are looking for artwork that is roughly 6 by 9 in ratio (width by height) with strong science fiction and/or fantasy themes.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Use the 'comments' tab for any additional information such as bio, or publishing credits. (optional)

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please send a .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Please use 12 point Courier font, double spaced, with author information, and word count. If you want text to be bolded or in italics, please be sure it is in that format on your manuscript.

  • Author's rights

    We require first print and electronic rights for your story. If your story has been published by someone else, or yourself, (even if you were never paid) then we will not publish it. No reprints unless specifically requested by us. Keep in mind that this includes publishing a story on your website, Patreon, or blog. We require exclusive rights for six months from the date of publication. Full details of rights can be found in the contract.

  • Additional info

    We are okay with foul language and sexual activity within a story, provided it fits the story well. We do not publish erotica. Please send us just one story at a time. Once you’ve heard back on your submission you are welcome to send us another one.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

41 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

12 days

Fastest response time

80 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

41 days

12-month average response time

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Factor Four Magazine is a monthly magazine featuring flash fiction stories from the Speculative Fiction realm. We publish stories you can read on the go right here on our website. Each year we compose an annual print anthology of all of our stories that is also available in eReader forms.







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    Richard Flores IV


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    Michelle Brumley

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    Dee Darling

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    Zack Lux

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    Kirsten Wittrock

    Reading Editor