Submission Guidelines

We are open for entries to the New Flash Fiction Prize June 1 thru July 15!

Here’s the low down on the New Flash Fiction Prize:

  • Judged by Tara Isabel Zambrano. Open June 1st thru July 15,2021.
  • Entries for the New Flash Fiction Prize should be 750 words or less.
  • Submissions should be previously unpublished and in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format.
  • The entries will be read blind.  All stories must be submitted with no identifying information in the story itself.
  • Cost: $10 per entry. 1 story per entry. Maximum of 3 entries per writer
  • New Flash Fiction Review requests one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish  your work.
  • The winner will receive $200 USD and publication in New Flash Fiction Review. Three Runner Ups will receive $50 USD Honorarium and publication. In addition, we will publish the other seven stories from the Shortlist as a part of the New Flash Fiction Prize Issue in August.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but you must notify us if your story has been accepted elsewhere. Winners will be announced in late summer of 2021.

Here’s the basics to our regular issue guidelines (some are new):

  • 750 word max. We’d like to emphasize the flash of New Flash Fiction.
  • 1 story per submission period.
  • We don’t accept previously published material.
  • Submissions only via Submittable.
  • Simultaneous submits are cool, just do us the solid and withdrawal it if needed.
  • We will reply to everyone early in February.
  • We are excited to open up a new queue dedicated to CNF.

To get a flavor for what we like, please read our current issue, read Meg’s work, read the Wigleaf Top 50, Smokelong, Cheap Pop, the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and so many more! Read Audra Kerr Brown’s Wigleaf Top 50 story The Way of the Woods. Read Al Kratz’s Second Place story at Bath Flash Fiction Award You Have So Many More Choices Than Fight or Flight. Read and love Flash! Share the love with us! Check out Al Kratz’s articles on Beginnings and Endings. Check out previous NFFR stories that have been in or nominated for the anthologies. Check out Al’s perusal through NFFR history here and here.