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WestWord Journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction

WestWord Journal latest issue

A journal of short stories, flash and micro fictions from Retreat West.

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


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  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Submission fee: £

Short Stories: up to 3000 words

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Submission fee: £

Flash Fictions: up to 1000 words Micro Fictions: up to 350 words

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please provide a short 3rd person biography. Limit: 50 words.

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    Please use a legible, easy-to-read font of 12pt or 14pt. All submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format ONLY.

  • Author's rights

    Authors will retain all rights and copyright to their works. WestWord requests one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish your work.

  • Additional info

    We publish three editions a year. We have 4 free submissions available in each period We will nominate stories for prizes (Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Pushcart, etc.). Simultaneous submissions are fine but please withdraw your submission via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not send us stories with racism, sexism, homophobia, religious hatred or any other kind of bigotry and hate. Any sex must be relevant to the story. Do not send us stories of rape, incest, child abuse, bestiality, or gratuitous violence. Payment. For each edition, the writers we publish will share 50% of the submission fees received. All stories selected for an edition will receive the same payment no matter the length of the story.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

38 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

38 days

Fastest response time

44 days

Slowest response time

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    Amanda Saint


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