All genres are welcome as long as your story has no curse words or sexual imagery. We are especially interesting in reading flash with a literary quality to it. Supernatural is fine, but you will need to up your game since it’s been done before. Speculative fiction and fantasy is also welcome, but again, it ought to have a wow factor to it. Oooh—and some magical realism too! Darkish fiction is fine, but please no horror. There are other flash fiction magazines devoted to most of these genres, but not many (any?) to literary Christian flash. Stretch yourself and show us what you got!
Submissions should be 1,000 words or less. We invite you to submit two or three shorter pieces as long as they fall under 1,000 words total. Please submit multiple stories in the same document using Times New Roman 12 pt or similar and use double spacing. You may send it in a Word doc or in the body of your email. Include your name and a short bio.
As of August 2019, our publishing schedule is every other Wednesday. We will let you know within 6 weeks (probably much sooner) whether your flash has been accepted. Please only submit one story/document at a time. If you have not heard back within 4 weeks feel free to reach out to us. Submissions which do not follow the above guidelines will be deleted without being read. If time allows, we will offer some editorial notes on how you might improve your flash. So if yours gets rejected, polish it up and resubmit. Writing a flash can be quick and easy—it’s the editing that makes it great.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your story is placed somewhere else.
We are a brand new online lit journal and are unable to pay. Our guidelines are subject to change if our inbox explodes (we hope it does).
Online rights: If your story is accepted, we require exclusive electronic rights to it for 3 months and non-exclusive rights indefinitely so we can include it in our online archives.
Print Rights: We require non-exclusive print rights, for potential annual anthologies and promotional materials. All other rights remain yours.
Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as follows: “SUBMISSIONS, STORY TITLE.”
We look forward to reading your work!