Flash Community

Flash Fiction Challenges: 

Microcosms: Every Friday (00:00-11:59 EST), 300 word limit. Currently hosted, on alternate Fridays, by KM Zafari (US) and Geoff Holme (UK). Follow on Twitter: @MicrocosmsFic, @thebatinthehat and @GeoffHolme

Mid-Week Blues-Buster: Every Tuesday thru Thursday, 500 words. Hosted by Jeff Tsuruoka. Follow on Twitter:  @jtsuruoka

101 Words: Monthly 101 words. Deadline Wednesday of each week.

99 Fiction: Monthly 99 words or less contest. Winner gets a $25 Amazon gift card. Follow on Twitter @99Fiction

Flash Fiction Publishers: 

Fiction War: Fiction War Magazine publishes both well-known and emerging writers’ previously unpublished original Flash Fiction works between 500-1000 words. Starting in 2017, we will have a rolling Open Call for submissions in addition to our seasonal Fiction War writing competitions. Open Call authors will be paid a $75 honorarium for featured stories (between 7.5¢ and 15¢ per word). Fiction War’s target audience is anyone who reads literary or mainstream fiction. If your work tends toward genre(s) e.g., Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Science, Slipstream, Thriller, etc., wonderful — tell that badass story. Follow on Twitter @fictionwar.

No Prompt. No Deadline. No Time Limit. Use your freedom wisely.

Gamut: New online fiction market. 500-2000 words for flash. Pro pay – $0.10/word. Opens to submissions on the 1st of every month with a cap of 300 submissions. Usually hits the cap within the first 24 hours, so be quick!

Penny Fiction: Quarterly publication. Word limits and themes may vary.

Freeze Frame Fiction: Semi-pro market. No genre or content restrictions. 1000 words or less.

Flash Markets: A list of markets accepting flash fiction, hosted by Flash Fiction Chronicles.

On Hiatus:

Finish That Thought: Every Tuesday, 500 word limit. Hosted by Alissa Leonard. Follow on Twitter: @lissajean7

Flash! Friday: Every Friday, 150 word limit. Hosted by Rebekah Postupak. Follow on Twitter: @FlashFridayFic and @Postupak

Micro Bookends: Every Thursday, 90-110 words. Hosted by David Borrowdale. Follow on Twitter: @MicroBookends

Flash Mob: Every Friday, 300-500 words. Hosted by Cara Michaels and Ruth Long. Follow on Twitter @Flashmobwrites

NANO Fiction:  Biannual publication. 300 word limit.

  1. Geoff Holme says:

    What about Micro Bookends?

  2. Pattyann McCarthy says:

    Could you add: http://www.101words.org to the list? 🙂

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