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Flash Point SF

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


An online literary publication for science fiction & fantasy short stories under 1000 words.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$0.02 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: 100

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.02 per word

-Fantasy (all kinds—epic, adventure, contemporary, urban, grimdark, fairy tale, magical realism, myths and legends, etc.) -Science Fiction (all kinds—hard, space opera, military, near future, science fantasy, cyberpunk, dystopian, etc.) -Slipstream (make it as weird as you want, so long as it works) -Seasonal (we love stories with holiday and/or seasonal themes, but please submit AT LEAST 3 months in advance of the relevant occasion) -Anything that makes us laugh, cry, think, or smile.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.02 per word

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    In terms of how your story should look, we recommend you read William Shunn’s Proper Manuscript Format. This is the industry standard and we think it’s a good one. When we receive your manuscript file, we will expect it to be in this format (as a .doc or .docx file). Poorly formatted submissions may be rejected unread.

  • Author's rights

    We pay $0.02 per word for first worldwide rights and for non-exclusive reprint rights. We also reserve the non-exclusive right to republish your story in our annual anthology, as long as this right is activated within 24 calendar months of the story’s original publication date. These anthologies are anticipated to consist entirely of material originally published by Flash Point SF.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

38 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

34 days

Fastest response time

41 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 65 days

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Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Us too, but as much as we enjoy the sprawling epics for which our genre is famous (read: infamous), we think there should be more space for the short stuff. Stories you can knock out over your morning coffee, or during your lunch break. Stories you don’t need...

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    Editor Thomas J. Griffin avatar

    Thomas J. Griffin

    Co-Founder and Editor

    Editor M.A. Dosser avatar

    M.A. Dosser

    Co-Founder and Editor