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Hypertext Magazine

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Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction

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Hypertext Magazine & Studio publishes original, brave, and provocative narratives of historically marginalized, emerging, and established writers online and in print; HMS teaches writing workshops that spark curiosity, empower creative expression, and promote self-advocacy.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3-4 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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  • 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

  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 40

We like novel excerpts and short stories that weigh in at about 3,000 words. If it's slightly over 3,000 words and we like the extra words, we're flexible.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 40

We like flash fiction in pairs or trios (but singles are fine too). Please send all in one document.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 40

We are interested in short memoir or personal essays with a narrative arc and an astute attention to language. We are open to braided essays and experimental writing as well. Excerpts from memoirs and essay collections have to be a self-contained piece. If your book will be published soon, get approval from your publisher before sending us an excerpt to consider.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 40

You may send 2-3 flash nonfiction pieces (1,000 words or less) in one submission.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a brief cover letter with your bio and email/contact information.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please send in one document.

  • Author's rights

    If your work is accepted by Hypertext it will be subject to an agreement granting Hypertext first publication rights. You retain the rights to the work after first publication.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $40 total to each contributor We nominate writers for national awards including the Pushcart Prize and "Best American Short Stories" and "Best American Essays" series.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

60 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

149 days

Slowest response time

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    Deadline: May 31, 2024


We invite you to read the narratives we publish so that, together, we can more gracefully navigate our complex world. An independent press since 2010, Hypertext Magazine (online) and Hypertext Review (print) are the publishing initiatives of Chicago-based Hypertext Magazine & Studio (HMS). Our publ...

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    Editor Christine Maul Rice avatar

    Christine Maul Rice


    Editor Chelsea Laine Wells avatar

    Chelsea Laine Wells

    Managing & Fiction Editor