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Friday, December 11, 2020

Flash Fiction Magazine Editors Choice Award

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Step 1 : Read Submission Guidelines

What is the Editors Choice Award?

During the first quarter of 2021, we will be voting on our favorite story of 2020. The award is $1000.
Are there any submission fees?


We do not like reading fees. We want to give every writer a chance. But we do have to pay the bills so we have a few options for those that want in-depth feedback.

Our paid options do not entitle you to publication. We consider all submissions for publication equally. We are not a “pay to publish” publication.

What do you pay?
We pay $40 (USD) for stories selected to be in Flash Fiction Magazine anthologies. We will contact you if you are selected.

We do not pay for stories published on our website.

Do I retain my rights?
You retain all rights to your work. However, we kindly ask that you not publish your story online—including your own website. This is not a “rights” issue, Google does not like duplicate content.
If your story is selected for one of our anthologies, your rights will be slightly different. If that happens, you will be emailed a formal contract to review and sign. We will not publish without your consent.

What do we accept?
We accept fiction stories between 300–1000 words.
Read Flash Fiction Magazine books to see what stories we have previously paid for.
No previously published work. Google does not like duplicate content. Please don't publish your story anywhere else on the web, including your own website. 

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Let our editors know if your story is accepted elsewhere.
  • We do not accept poetry.
  • We do not accept children’s fiction.
  • We do not accept erotica. Adult themes including sex, violence, and even politics are fair game.
  • We don't need any more stories about the writing process. We have a huge audience of readers who are not authors. Don't alienate them.
  • We don’t want to get into rights issues, so no living public figures as characters, fan-fiction involving proprietary characters (Batman, etc.), and song lyrics. Passing references to all of these are fine.
  • How often can I submit?
You are allowed to submit once a month.

Priority Submissions are excempt from this rule.

What else?
We edit spelling and punctuation to meet our style guidelines. Any substantial edits will be submitted to the author for approval.
Do not re-submit a declined story unless asked.

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