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Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction



Got a flash fiction story within 500 words, of any interpretation, on any theme, that our readers should read?


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

    FFF accept submissions of flash fiction stories (up to 500 words) published anywhere else - but if we agree to publish that submission - FFF would like to know, via the author, if FFF need permission from the previous publisher - before FFF publish.

    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


Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Entries must be fiction but can be on any subject, and written in any style or form.


Are you an illustrator? Please get in touch via the contact page if you would like to adorn a flash fiction text with your work.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Please include a short third-person biography along with your flash fiction piece.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Entries can be accepted in the following formats: Microsoft Word Document (.doc or .docx), OpenDocument Text (.odt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and Text Document (.txt). Please try to copy and paste your work into the "Copy" box below.

  • Author's rights

    Worldwide copyright of any flash fiction / story remains with the author.

  • Additional info

    Entrants must be 16 years or over. We regret that we will only respond to or contact authors who submitted work that we accept with an offer of publication.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

42 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

62 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 384 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

44 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls




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