Flash Fiction Online

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Our submission portals for original and reprint stories are OPEN from the 1st to 21st of each month* 

(*except for December, when all submissions are CLOSED).

We are looking for complete 500- to 1000-word stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions. We want stories that engage our minds and emotions.

We publish across many genres, including speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. For more information on the type of stories we enjoy, please read a few issues and check out our "What We're Looking For" page.


FORMATTING: Please format your submission in a double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman or other serif-type font (NO Courier), with standard 1" margins and black font on an unadorned, white background.

SIMULTANEOUS & MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: You may submit one original and one reprint story concurrently (multiple submissions), but please do not submit works that are currently under consideration elsewhere (NO simultaneous submissions)

QUERIES: You can check on the status of your submission at any time via your Submittable account. If, after 8 weeks, your submission is still marked as "in-progress," you may email flashfictiononlineeditor@gmail.com with QUERY in the subject line for an update on its status. (Submissions sent to this address will be deleted unread.)


We are unable to provide personal feedback or critiques.

We do not accept resubmissions of stories previously rejected by Flash Fiction Online, unless requested by the Editor.

We will NOT consider stories that promote or affirm hatred, prejudice, or violence toward any group of people based on age, race, nationality, religion, sex, gender, political affiliation, disability, neurodiversity, or other social identity.


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Updated: 25 Sept 2021

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