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In The Bleak Midwinter

Literary Magazine

Flash Fiction


diet milk magazine’s annual micro/flash fiction call, which runs from Oct 1—31st

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



  • 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: 301

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Fiction - 300 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 300

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We don’t accept multiple submissions or, generally, reprints. We’re willing to consider pieces posted to an author’s personal website/blog, or works that have appeared in now-defunct and unavailable publications. If this applies to your work, please say so. Twenty-five pieces will be selected and posted daily from December 1st through Christmas. Think of it like a eerie advent calendar. All submissions must fall under the Gothic umbrella, but aren't required to be a specific genre

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

23 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate


Fastest response time


Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 19 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

23 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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    Hatteras Mange


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    Caitlin Davis