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Shark Reef

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction





SHARK REEF endeavors to give voice to serious writers who are committed to producing original writing of high quality. We are particularly passionate about publishing work revealing the rich experiences of ordinary people, whether as fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within three months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



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 - 3500 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 3500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 700

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

We are accepting flash fiction pieces of 700-1000 words on a trial basis.

Nonfiction - 3500 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 3500

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Play (prose drama)

Submission fee: $ 3

Prose drama under 3,500 words.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We encourage you to review past issues of SHARK REEF to get a sense of our editorial preferences. We ask writers to submit in one genre only. BIack writers, Indigenous writers, and writers Of Color, no submission fee.

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    Editor Iris Graville avatar

    Iris Graville


    Editor Stephanie Barbé Hammer avatar

    Stephanie Barbé Hammer

    Managing editor

    Editor Richard Widerkehr avatar

    Richard Widerkehr

    Poetry Co-Editor

    Editor Linda Conroy avatar

    Linda Conroy

    Poetry Co-Editor

    Editor Lorna Reese avatar

    Lorna Reese

    Editor Emerita