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Wrong Turn

Literary Magazine

Flash Fiction

Flash Nonfiction


We’re looking for work that takes risks and has something to say, but ultimately, demonstrates an excellence of craft. We want to be entertained, made slightly uncomfortable, and most importantly, to be left in awe of what you can do with a sentence.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    8% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

    we gift all our contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to our journal with all the bells and whistles.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental, wtf idk

Send us your made-up, risky shorts, the ones that gave you chills as you were writing them. Be lyrical or poignant or hilarious or irreverent, but most of all, tell us a story.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Get real with us. Personal essays, memoirs, wry and lyrical observations. We want to be entertained and challenged and taken for a turn, but overall, hold our attention.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    With your submission, include a standard cover letter with your contact information, word count, and a short, third person bio (50-100 words max).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Format your work according to the standard MLA Guidelines: Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced, with page numbers and word count in the header. We prefer Word documents but will accept pdfs as long as they follow the above format.

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

10 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

17 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 144 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

8 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

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    Editor Victor Morrison avatar

    Victor Morrison


    Editor Anna Andersen avatar

    Anna Andersen


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    Lukas Tallent