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Nighthawk Literature

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction




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Nighthawk Literature is an online journal seeking hauntingly imaginative work that transcends the threshold of language. Our Issues aim to gather a volume of unforgettable poems and stories that chase our thoughts late at night and follow us into the vivid break.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 weeks *
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    25% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Gothic

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Micro-Fiction (500 words or less): Please submit no more than three micro-fiction stories


Max pieces: 5

Poems can be of any length so long as the overall submission does not exceed 10 pages. Please place all poems in one document.


Max pieces: 3

All art is welcome! If you are stuck, please visit our Pinterest Board or our Art Gallery to get an idea of what we are looking for. We love gothic art, and we love cats! You can find our Pinterest Board and Art Gallery on our website. Visit our guidelines, or view our footer to get a direct link.


Max pieces: 3

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    a short author’s bio written in the third person

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    We accept PDF and Word docs. All stories should be written in a legible typeface (e.g. Times New Roman, EB Garamond, Ariel) type. 12 point.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We publish established and emerging writers, and we accept international submissions! Works in other languages are welcome so long as they are accompanied by an English translation.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

33 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

76 days

Slowest response time

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Nighthawk: n. a recurring thought that only seems to strike you late at night—an overdue task, a nagging guilt, a looming and shapeless future—that circles high overhead during the day, that pecks at the back of your mind while you try to sleep, that you can successfully ignore for weeks, only to ...

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    Editor Rome Smaoui avatar

    Rome Smaoui


    Editor Ryan French  avatar

    Ryan French


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    An Lin Hunt-Babcock