All flash fiction is short. After all, they don’t call it flash/micro/nano/sudden for nothing.
But sometimes stories aren’t just short, they are teeny-tiny microscopic prokaryotes of creativity that aren’t necessarily appropriate for publications that focus on standard-length flash fiction of 1,000 words or less.
Lately, I’ve been writing and submitting a fair amount of extra-short flash fiction. Along the way, I’ve found some great websites, lit journals, and twitter feeds that publish the briefest possible prose and poems. Looking for a place to submit your work, or just want to do some quick reading? Check out these publications.
I’ve divided the list by story length. Please remember to always double-check submission guidelines before sending in your work. Also, it’s important to note that some of these markets publish longer fiction too.
150 Words or Less
Page & Spine
Exactly 101 Words
Exactly 50 Words
Exactly 25 Words
Nailpolish Stories (Titles must be a nail polish color)
25 Words or Less
Exactly 100 Characters
Poems that can be read aloud in three minutes or less
If you’d like to see your flash fiction publication added to the list, please contact me at sarah.vernetti at gmail dot com. Please include a link to your submission guidelines.