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The Whisky Blot

Literary Magazine



Flash Fiction



Published by writers for writers, The Whisky Blot, a literary journal, is dedicated to publishing the best of short fiction, poetry, and haiku. When you think Whisky Blot, we want you think literary and poetic art house.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 30 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

    From the editors


    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


We accept artistic drawings, paintings, and photography of old whisky/whiskey bottles, whisky in glasses, old bars, vinyl records, old jazz instruments, anything noir, etc. We prefer dark-themed visual art (e.g., black and white or grey tones).

Fiction - 3500 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 3500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Historical, Horror, Humor, Magical Realism

Short fiction - Writers may submit 1 work of short fiction (up to 3500 words).

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Historical, Horror, Humor, Magical Realism

Microfiction - Writers may submit up to 3 works of microfiction (50 word limit). Flash fiction - Writers may submit 1-2 works of flash fiction of up to 1000 words.


Poetry/haiku - Writers may submit up to 3 poems/haiku at a time for consideration. Traditional 5-7-5 haiku only.

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 do provide the option of an expedited (24-hour) response to submissions for a nominal fee ($5.00). We want to read your best writing... ​ literary fiction ​southern-fried grit lit magical realism anything Hemingway related writing about nature your writing about writing writing about drinking haiku fiction and poetry that is inspired by nature

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    Shane Huey