Peatsmoke Journal logo

Peatsmoke Journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






This is a journal committed to diverse voices, an accessible journal, a journal for everyone. We’re interested in the work you’re producing--not where you’ve been published before.

This listing is scheduled for audit

Please double check information on the magazine’s website

if you are an editor for this magazine, you can claim the listing here

Girl with a notebook


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
    33 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats



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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • 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: 1500

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary


Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 3

We love nonfiction pieces we can’t classify.


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Nothing excites us more than a stellar combination of image and sound. We read everything aloud. We pay attention to line breaks. If we’ve seen it before, we don’t want to publish it.


Max pieces: 10

Submission fee: $ 3

Send us your collage, your photography, your paintings, your line drawings, your wood cuts, your etchings, your linotypes, your sand art -- whatever it is, we'd love to check it out. 5-10 images


Submission fee: $ 3

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    If published with us, we ask that you give Peatsmoke First North American Serial Rights and electronic media rights to your work. The copyright reverts back to the author upon publication, but we ask that Peatsmoke is acknowledged if the work is subsequently published in book form or reprinted in another venue.

  • Additional info

    We want to ensure that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at letting us know, and we will waive your submission fee.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

28 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

124 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: -327 days, 170 days, 200 days, 216 days, 220 days, 321 days, 676 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

person with a laptop

The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

23 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls



    Deadline: May 31, 2024


Our passion lies in giving readers a place to find exciting new work that inspires, stirs, surprises, and sparks the empathetic imagination.






    Editor  avatar


    Editor Wendy Elizabeth Wallace avatar

    Wendy Elizabeth Wallace


    Editor Bess Cooley avatar

    Bess Cooley


    Editor Shagufta Mulla avatar

    Shagufta Mulla

    Art Editor

    Editor Brittany Claytor avatar

    Brittany Claytor

    Web Editor