Tag: flash fiction

Paying journal wants your monsters, myths & magic

Small independent journal The Quilliad (Toronto) seeks flash fiction, short stories, poetry, comics, photography, and art from Canadian writers and artists. Looking for literary science fiction and horror; magic realism; fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends; monsters, death, magic, and fear. Submit 1-5 pieces. Deadline: October 20, 2015. Payment: $12 honorarium plus copy. Guidelines.

Wanted: Writing that ‘cat-burgles’ expectations

The Los Angeles Review invites submissions for Vol. 20. Theme: Ekphrasis. Publishes fiction (“hard-to-put-down shorts”) under 1000 words as well as sequences of such shorts and/or stand-alone lengthier stories up to 4,000 words; nonfiction (1000-4000 words); flash nonfiction (“that cat-burgles expectations”), poetry and book reviews. Reading fee: $3. Deadline: December 1, 2015. Guidelines.

Wanted: Engaging stories, vivid characters

Tethered By Letters is accepting submissions for the TBL Fall Literary Contest. Categories: Short story (1000-7500 words; $500 prize); flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words; $150 prize); and poetry ($150 prize). Looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Winners published in F(r)iction. Entry fees: $7-$15. Deadline: December 1, 2015. Guidelines.

Words and art wanted for LA litmag

Lunch Ticket (published by MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles) is accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, poetry, YA fiction and nonfiction, short and flash fiction, translation and multi-lingual texts, and art for its Summer/Fall 2015 issue. Deadline: October 31, 2015. Guidelines.

What does ‘creaky’ mean to you?

Soliloquies Anthology is having a flash fiction contest. Every two weeks, they publish a new single-word writing prompt as a starting point; you are invited to write a story in 300 words or less. Chosen story featured on the website, may be published in next print edition. This week’s prompt: Creaky. Deadline: September 8, 2015.

New online litmag seeks poetry, short prose

Bi-annual online lit journal Bear Review seeks submissions for their third issue. Looking for poems, non-fiction and micro prose (500 words max.) by emerging and established writers. “Psyched to read poems and micro pieces from any aesthetic in any variant of the English language, so long as the work keeps the fire stoked.” Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines. Also running a contest ($10 entry fee, $100 + copies prize) with August 31 deadline.

Seeking writing and art on art and writing

Ekphrastic is a new online journal of art and writing, seeking poetry, flash fiction, and short essays inspired by visual art. We will consider writing about any work of art, but hope you will use the writing prompts and exercises on the site, too. Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines.

Wanted: Writing by language lovers

RHINO, an annual print and online journal invites submissions for their 2016 issue. Accepts poetry, poetry in translation and flash fiction. Invites “traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language.” Deadline: August 31, 2015. Guidelines.

Flash fiction contest with WOW factor

WOW! Women On Writing invites entries for its Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250-750 words. First prize: $350, books ($579 value), $25 gift card. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine. $10 entry fee. Deadline: May 31, 2015. Guidelines.

Trio of writing contests (May 31 deadline)

Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.

University journal seeks poetry and prose

Biannual journal Lunch Ticket (LA) is accepting submissions for its Winter/Spring 2015 issue from the following genres: fiction, flash fiction, and poetry, writing for young people, visual art, translation / multi-lingual texts, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines.

Seeking submissions on “Cult”

Ricky‚Äôs Back Yard is an online magazine with four print specials per year. Open to graphic short stories and verbal text entries, flash fiction to longer short stories (12k words). Looking for work that says “Jesus, that gave me a nightmare.” Prefers writing that is strong, punk, dark, humorous, and just strange enough to be true. Theme: Cult. Deadline: May 4, 2015.