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Three-Lobed Burning Eye

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction

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Three-Lobed Burning Eye (3LBE) magazine of speculative fiction, bringing you stories of horror, wonder, and the weird, since 1999.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Within 90 days*
    Editor reported data
    28 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$100 per piece

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

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 100 per piece

Short story 1001–7500 words (2000–5000 preferred).

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Flash fiction ≤1000 words.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Brief cover letters are appreciated, your top few publishing credits and any experience relevant to the story. Please refrain from summarizing your story in the cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    We purchase first world electronic rights, with non-exclusive archival rights, optional first audio rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights for the anthology printed later.

  • Additional info

    What We’re Looking For Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, science fiction. We’re looking for short stories from across the big classifications and the shadowed places between. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. What We’re NOT Looking For 3LBE does not feature media tie-in fiction, fan fiction, novel excerpts, or memoir. We do not publish poetry or non-fiction (reviews, essays, interviews). We are not looking for what has been called “extreme horror.” Please avoid excessive descriptions of violence or gore. Issues of 3LBE magazine include audio readings. If your story is accepted, you will have the option to record your story, have a colleague do so, or one of our narrators. For legal reasons, writers must be at least 18 years old.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

28 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

108 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 274 days, 119 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

28 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls



    We are currently open to submissions. All submissions through January 15, 2024 have been read and respond

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    Andrew S. Fuller