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Flash Nonfiction


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  • Vibe:Send us your fucking worst
  • Response time:
    <1 month*
    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

    From the editors

    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: 2000

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental

JAKE is looking for short stories of a literary or experimental stripe, regardless of the genre, between 2000-7000 words. JAKE’s sweet spot is right in the middle at 3500, but as you can tell, he isn’t that picky with breaking the mold.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental

Up to three little stories of 1000 words or under.


Max pieces: 1

JAKE can appreciate a good real life story, interview, or review every once in a while. Send him between 2000-7000 words (but preferably around 3500), just like for fiction, and he’ll see what he can do.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Up to three little stories of 1000 words or under.


Max pieces: 3

JAKE likes Taco Bell scraps, early 2000’s music videos, and sonnets, and he will take submissions of up to three poems totally roughly 10 pages or less. Poetry longer than that scares him, since he doesn’t actually know how to read.* *One quick note about the poetry: long lines are o.k., since JAKE is working on a way to wrap lines like in a collection. Should be very cool when it's working. But, if your lines are long and require some particular spacing... well... the site is coded in HTML, if you catch JAKE's drift.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Drop your Twitter handle in your Cover Letter and we'll tag you upon release.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    No requirements!

  • Author's rights

    All rights retained by author.

  • Additional info

    Accept previously published

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    Flash Nonfiction



JAKE is the punkest little shit you know. He doesn’t want to eat his vegetables, he doesn’t want to wake up for school, he doesn’t want to follow the established trends of what makes good literary writing good and bad literary writing bad. JAKE wants to look deep into the heart of all entropy of the...

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    Ben Shahon

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    Inbal Gilboa


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    Laurel Reynolds


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    Trent Brown


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    A.J. Maiorana


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    Heather Ann Ferrer Pulido