Flash Fiction Submissions Step 1 : Read Submission Guidelines NOTE: If you have any issues submitting a story, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your story read, please read the instructions carefully—including instructions on the submission form. We will reject your story if you do not. Our time is valuable, please help us by being thorough. What do we accept? We accept fiction stories between 300–1000 words. Read Flash Fiction Magazine books to see what stories we have previously paid for. No previously published work. Google does not like duplicate content. Please don't publish your story anywhere else on the web, including your own website. Do not submit excerpts from your latest novel or short stories. Flash fiction should be a complete story. Flash fiction isn’t non-fiction or personal memoir—but by all means, fictionalize these. We do not accept poetry. We do not accept children’s fiction. We do not accept erotica. Adult themes including sex, violence, and even politics are fair game. We don't need any more stories about the writing process. We have a huge audience of readers who are not authors. Don't bore them. We don’t want to get into rights issues, so no living public figures as characters, fan-fiction involving proprietary characters (Batman etc.), and song lyrics. Passing references to all of these are fine. What do we pay? We currently do not provide monetary compensation for stories published on our website. We pay $40 (USD) for stories selected to be in Flash Fiction Magazine anthologies. You will be contacted with further details should you be selected. Do I retain my rights? You retain all rights to your work. However, we kindly ask that you not publish your story online—including your own website. This is not a “rights” issue, Google simply does not like duplicate content. If your story is selected for one of our anthologies, your rights will be slightly different. If that happens, you will be emailed a formal contract to review and sign. We will not publish without your consent. What else? We edit spelling and punctuation to meet our style guidelines. Any substantial edits will be submitted to the author for approval. Please submit one work at a time. Do not resubmit a declined story unless asked. If we publish one of your stories, please wait two months before submitting another. There are additional instructions during the submission process. Please take care to follow them so that your submission is readable. Step 2Author Name*This is your Pen Name and will be displayed publicly with your story. Real Name* Enter the name you use for email communication. This is used for communication and will not be made public. First Last Step 3E-mail*IMPORTANT: If you have an ATT, Earthlink or SBCGlobal email address, you will not hear back from us. ATT is blocking our emails for unknown reasons. Please use a different email address. Enter Email Confirm Email Step 4Story Title* DO NOT use all caps for your title. Use proper title case. This tool will do it for you. Step 5Story*Read this carefully if you want your story read! The only text you should include in this field is the body of your story. Do not enter the Title. Do not enter your name or contact information. Does your story require italics? Surround the text you want italicized with asterisks. Example: *italicized text* Make sure there is a single blank-space between paragraphs after you paste your story. Step 6Story Blurb Write a brief description of your story that will entice readers on social media. You are limited to 190 characters. Step 7Short Author Biography Your bio should be in the third person. It should not be over 80 words. Do not include links. You can include one in the next step. Step 8Website Enter the URL of your website. Readers will have the option to click your name at the end of your story. Step 9Twitter HandleAre you on Twitter? We will Tweet about your story and give it exposure. Step 10Would you like a copy of Flash Fiction Magazine?* Get your complimentary copy of Flash Fiction Magazine when you sign up to get our stories delivered to your email. We publish one story a day. YesNoI already get them Step 11Authors Only ListThis is a weekly private email list for authors. Topics will include: Tips on writing flash fiction. Tips on writing in general. Tips on promoting your work. General author resources. YesNoI already get them Step 12 - Almost Done Do you want feedback on your story? Are you frustrated when you submit a story only to get a rejection without explanation? As a publisher, we understand why this happens: The publisher does not have enough time or resources to provide feedback to hundreds or thousands of writers. We understand your frustration, because we are writers just like you. We understand how valuable feedback is and how it can improve your writing. You can not improve as a writer without feedback and instruction. Without instruction from experienced writers and editors, your progress will be slow and frustrating. You will make the same mistakes over and over again. You will be blind to your weaknesses and develop bad habits. Most frustrating of all: You will keep getting rejected without any insight on how you can improve. Feedback from a trusted and experienced editor is the solution. Becoming a great writer takes time, but you can speed up the process with skilled instruction. The best way to improve your writing quickly is to know your strengths and weaknesses. We have the experience to recognize them. Our editors have read and edited thousands of stories and are familiar with common mistakes. They will read your story with clarity and find the flaws. They will identify your weaknesses and offer suggestions about what you should be focusing on. It worked for these writers, and it will work for you. Here is what a few authors said about the feedback they received: I was very pleased with the feedback. So pleased in fact, I hired Mark to edit a number of my flash pieces. The process was quick, painless, and very helpful. —Richard Raubolt I received thoughtful, thus helpful feedback—not boilerplate 'junk'. I used it to re-work my pieces; more importantly, I used the feedback to think about my work and apply the feedback to works since. I will use the service again in the future. —l.woods My Priority Submission experience at Flash Fiction Magazine was fabulous. I have been exuberant with the whole experience, and I take every opportunity to promote your service to other writers who need that extra guidance in fine tuning their writing skills. The cost is extremely reasonable, and for that price, I got a lot more back than what I had anticipated. —Loucas Raptis I have been very impressed with the priority submission process. Within a day I received very detailed and helpful editing recommendations that have definitely improved my submission. I’m still working on responding to the full list of possible improvements. —Kaia Gallagher I thought the process was great! I was very impressed with the quick turnaround and the quality of the feedback. It was a good learning experience. —Anonymous Are you ready to improve your writing? Get access to our Priority Submission benefits: Personalized feedback from editors who have read and edited thousands of stories. Avoid the frustration of having to wait weeks or months for a response. Our editors will provide feedback in 3-5 days and speed up your learning curve. Learn what your weaknesses are and how to improve them. We are willing to take the risk for you. We are confident you will have a positive learning experience, and we are willing to take the financial loss if you do not. If you are not delighted with the feedback you receive, let us know, and we will refund all your money . This is a significant risk on our part. The editor will be paid for their time either way, and since this is not a physical product, we can not put it back on the shelf and resell it. The only one who stands to lose anything is us. All we ask is that you be honest. You could easily rip us off, but we still believe in a “hand shake” deal and hope you do to. Frequently Asked Questions What do I get with a Priority Submission? Editors will give you direction on what your strengths and weaknesses are. Comprehensive and personalized feedback on your story. Priority Status moves you to the front of the line. 3-5 day turnaround time. Will my story be published? Priority Submissions do not entitle you to publication. If authors could simply pay a fee to be published, then the quality and credibility of our publication would be at risk. Our goal is to help you become a better writer, so your odds of being published—here or anywhere else—will improve. The choice is yours. You have a choice to make: Take control of your writing journey and actively focus on what needs improvement or continue writing in the dark. Do you want this to be a Priority Submission? ($30 USD)*Your story will be considered for publication regardless of the option you choose. I want priority feedback ($30 USD)I do not want priority feedback ($0 USD)Total $0.00 Coupon Credit CardNote: Your CC info will never be stored by our site, server, or database. American ExpressDiscoverMasterCardVisa Card Number Month010203040506070809101112 Year20172018201920202021202220232024202520262027202820292030203120322033203420352036 Expiration Date Security Code Cardholder Name Notes for Your EditorEnter any notes you have for your editor. 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