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Medusa Tales

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction

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A bi-monthly digital magazine and website for stories of transformation. We published our first issue in May 2022.

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  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    1-2 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Payssee Genres section for details

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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.01 per word

Short stories. At Medusa Tales, we seek speculative stories (sci-fi, fantasy, and horror) of human transformation and immobilization.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.01

Drabbles – exactly 100 words Flash fiction – between 101 and 1,000 words

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Though we don’t insist, we prefer to receive submissions as Word documents (.docx or .doc files) in Shunn manuscript format. We also accept .rtf, .odt, and .pdf files. Stories will not be penalized based on formatting or file type. As long as we can open the file and read your story, we’ll be good to go.

  • Author's rights

    Once accepted, we request first electronic rights for original, unpublished stories with exclusive rights for three months from the publication date.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

8 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

11 days

Slowest response time

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Medusa Tales began as a crazy idea from a trio of statuephiles on three continents. Emilia, Olivia, and Veronica found each other through the magic of the Internet while seeking markets to publish their stories of transformation. Unsatisfied with the available options and wanting a publication dedic...

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