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The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction



We believe that something very small can add up to something very big, as in the compressed moment of the big bang. We want to think through compression.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-5 days*
    Editor reported data
    5 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    2% *
    Editor reported data
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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


Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 50

Fiction - 600 words max

Max words: 600

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 50

Fiction—Compressed Prose


Payment: $ 50

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 600 words max

Max words: 600

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 50

Creative Nonfiction—Compressed Prose


Payment: $ 50

We do not publish poetry that has line breaks, but we are thrilled to consider prose poetry without line breaks.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please do not include a cover letter as part of the manuscript document. Please include, as part of your cover letter on Submittable, a brief bio. Also, in the cover letter, let us know why you feel this piece works for a journal obsessed with "compression."

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please format prose to be singled-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, in a Microsoft Word document, with an extra space between each paragraph.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

5 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

16 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: -334 days, 39 days, 289 days, 558 days, 695 days, 967 days

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    Deadline: Jun 16, 2024


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Matter Press is a nonprofit literary press that cares for compressed forms. Matter Press publishes prose poetry and compressed fiction print chapbooks, including anthologies that combine photography and micro-prose. The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is a paying market that publishes one compre...

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    Randall Brown