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Fatal Flaw

Literary Magazine

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Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

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Poetry

Hybrid

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We seek work that finds poignancy in unexpected places, confronts the status quo and, most importantly, prompts discussion about the human condition in these uncertain times. Give us fractured inner monologues, messy reckonings, imperfect catharses. Show us the fatal flaw and the beauty inherent within it.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3-8 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    42 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    13.04%*
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PaysNo

Fee$3

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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • 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 - 7000 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 3

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 3

Nonfiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Submission fee: $ 3

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

6 pages max

Hybrid

Submission fee: $ 3

No specific limitations

Art

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Photography

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    In your cover letter, please include the word count of your piece (for prose, no need to do so for poetry), your name, the title of your work, any relevant previous publications, and any applicable social media links.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    When formatting prose, please double space, use Times New Roman font and 1" margins, number your pages and include your name and the title of your work on the first page of the document. When formatting poetry, please put all poems into one single-spaced document. Each poem should start on a new page with titles and lines left aligned (unless the poem involves special formatting, in which case, do your thing – we love seeing space on a page reenvisioned). For visual art and photography JPEGs work best for photos, and PDFs for other work. Please submit at 300 dpi for all images. Please include titles or label work(s) as "untitled.

  • Author's rights

    Fatal Flaw retains First Serial Rights, but otherwise the work and the rights belong to you, meaning that we’ll publish it first, but once we do, feel free to include it in that short story collection you’ve been wanting to put together!

  • Additional info

    We especially encourage submissions from those who identify as persons of color, multiracial, indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and anyone belonging to a community of underrepresented voices. We currently offer free submissions to BIPOC and other underrepresented writers and artists in all genres. Please only submit once to one category during each submission period.

Tracker statistics

25

Total submissions tracked

42 days

Average response time

13.04%

Average acceptance rate

12 days

Fastest response time

68 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 167 days, 190 days, 234 days

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About

Fatal Flaw is a 501(c)3 nonprofit online literary magazine based in New York City. Three times a year, we publish unexpected, topical poetry, prose, photography, and visual art that considers the world through a cracked lens. We seek work that finds poignancy in unexpected places, confronts the stat...

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Founded

2020

Country

US

www.fatalflawlit.com

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    Editor BRENNA MCPEEK avatar

    BRENNA MCPEEK

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor ABIGAIL WESSEL avatar

    ABIGAIL WESSEL

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor SHANNON ELWARD avatar

    SHANNON ELWARD

    Fiction/Nonfiction Editor

    Editor CHELSEA FANNING avatar

    CHELSEA FANNING

    Poetry Editor

    Editor MOLLYE MILLER SHEHADEH avatar

    MOLLYE MILLER SHEHADEH

    Visual Art Editor