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Monday, March 23, 2020

The Absurdist seeks flash fiction

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

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The Absurdist wants your oddest, most peculiar flash fiction. Let it be farcical, let it be unsettling, let it be both. We are looking for stories that are cohesively and creatively strange — the rest is up to you.

To get a sense of what fits, check out published work from our past life.


Stories may range in length from 750 to 1,250 words, roughly.

We accept no more than two stories at a time, sent in a single email. Please wait to hear about your first submission before submitting again. Simultaneous submissions are okay, assuming we are notified promptly if a story is accepted elsewhere. Previously unpublished work only.

To be considered, please include the following with your submission:

Author name as you wish to see it published
Story title(s)
City, state/country of residence
Brief, two- to three-sentence author bio (in third-person)
Social media handles for promotional purposes (not required but encouraged)


We encourage writers of all identities and backgrounds to submit here. Writing is for everyone, and everyone’s weird ideas are welcome. That said, The Absurdist does not want and will not publish any work that aims to hurt or intimidate others.

Should your submission be accepted: Authors retain all rights to their work after publication, though we may repost it on the internet (with proper acknowledgement to the author), or use it to help promote The Absurdist, or reprint it in some future anthology-type thing.

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