Flash journals

Here’s a selection of some of the best local and international journals that specialise heavily (or exclusively) in the very short form. Most of these journals are dedicated to flash fiction, but a few are looking for flash nonfiction too.

We haven’t included journals that publish flash along with a mix of other forms, although there are plenty of those too (see Publications for some good leads).

A3 Review

Atticus Review

Bath Flash Fiction

Best Small Fictions

Brevity

Cheap Pop

Compressed

Everyday Fiction

Fictive Dream

FlashBack Fiction

Flash: The International Short Fiction Magazine

Flash Fiction Magazine

Flash Frontier

Ghost Parachute

HOOT

Jellyfish Review

Lost Balloon

Matchbook

MoonPark Review

NANO Fiction

Nanoism

New Flash Fiction Review

Okay Donkey

Paper Darts

Pidgeonholes

Popshot Quarterly

SmokeLong Quarterly

Spelk

The Drabble

Tiny Essays

TSS Publishing

Vestal Review

Wigleaf

Word-O-Mat

X-R-A-Y

Zeroflash

[100 word story]

3AM Magazine

5×5

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Year’s Best Science Fiction

Paper Road Press is calling for submissions to its Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume II.

Editor Marie Hodgkinson will read stories of up to 10,000 words from any sub-genres within the sci-fi and fantasy umbrellas. Stories must have been published between 1st January and 31st December 2019.

Don’t miss this paid opportunity, with stories included in the anthology paying NZ 1.5c per word.

Find out more here and check out last year’s anthology, which included work from Hagley Writers’ Institute graduate, Toni Wi.

Deadline: 1 March 2020.

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International submission opportunities

There are thousands of places to submit your work – too many to cover here! Start discovering new literary journals and competitions via:

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Aotearoa journals

Looking for a home for your work?

There’s a treasure trove of homegrown literary journals and other outlets accepting prose, poetry, essays, reviews, and related work.

Some have rolling submissions, others have regular deadlines, and some may be on hiatus – check the submission guidelines carefully.

Hagley graduates pop up regularly in these journals, so get reading, subscribe if you can, and start submitting your work.

Good luck!

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