Submissions Step 1 : Read Submission Guidelines If you would like your story read, please read the instructions carefully—including instructions on the submission form. We will reject your story if you do not. Our time is valuable, please help us by being thorough. UPDATE: We can no longer promise feedback to every story submitted. It was an ambitious undertaking, but our volunteer editors are stretched too thin. We’re not going anywhere, though! We are still committed to publishing 101 word stories from authors around the world. Please note that if your story is not selected for publication, you will most likely receive a rejection without feedback. Please limit submissions to once a week. In the future, we may reduce this to once a month. We Want STORIES What qualifies as a STORY is subjective, but in general… It should have a beginning, middle, and end with conflict and resolution. Conflict = There needs to be an incident or event of some kind. Something must happen to qualify as a STORY. Resolution = In the end, the character’s world is different as a result of the incident and how it was dealt with. When in doubt ask yourself, “Did something happen?” We are not interested in lyrical musings, journal entries, poetry, vignettes, or slices of life with no discernible plot or STORY. What do we accept? We accept fiction stories with exactly 101 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. Do not submit excerpts from your latest novel or short stories. Flash fiction should be a complete story. Flash fiction isn’t non-fiction or personal memoir—but by all means, fictionalize these. 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 bore 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. Word Count Rules Make sure your story has exactly 101 words. Strangely, a lot of people get this wrong. The title of your story does not count towards the total word count. Hyphenated words are considered one word. Don't use that as a crutch to cheat. Don't trust the word count in your word processor. Hyphenated words, em-dashes etc. will trip up your word counter. Word counters should be used as a guide while writing and counted manually before submitting. What do we pay? Every single story gets valuable feedback from one of our editors. This equates to about $20-$40. We pay $10 (USD) for stories selected to be in Flash Fiction Magazine anthologies. You will be contacted with further details should you be selected. 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 simply 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 else? Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but let us know if you get accepted elsewhere. We edit spelling and punctuation to meet our style guidelines. Any substantial edits will be submitted to the author for approval. There are additional instructions during the submission process. Please take care to follow them so that your submission is readable. Step 2Author Name*This is your Pen Name and will be displayed publicly with your story. First Name* Enter the name you use for email communication. This is used for communication and will not be made public. Last Name* Step 3E-mail* Enter Email Confirm Email Step 4Story Title* DO NOT use all caps for your title. Use proper title case. This tool will do it for you. Please limit your story title to a maximum of 18 characters including spaces. We do this so the Title image above your story looks pretty. Step 5Story*Read this carefully if you want your story read! The only text you should include in this field is the body of your story. Do not enter the Title. Do not enter your name or contact information. Does your story require italics? Surround the text you want italicized with asterisks. Example: *italicized text* Make sure there is a single blank-space between paragraphs after you paste your story. Step 6Website Enter the URL of your website. Readers will have the option to click your name at the end of your story. Step 7Twitter HandleAre you on Twitter? We will Tweet about your story and give it exposure. Step 8Notes for Your EditorEnter any notes you may have for your editor. Step 9Would you like to be considered for print publication in the future?*By checking 'Yes' you are not giving up your rights. We will contact you with the terms if and when the time comes. YesNo Step 10Would you like a copy of Flash Fiction Magazine?Get your complimentary copy of Flash Fiction Magazine when you sign up to get our stories delivered to your email. YesNoI already get them Step 11Authors Only ListThe AOL is a weekly email delivered on Tuesday. Example topics include: Top 10 Reasons Flash Fiction Stories Get Rejected (First email) 12 Submission Tips to Increase Your Odds of Getting Published 8 Flash Fiction Editing Tips Tips on writing in general Tips on promoting your work Writing contest information YesNoI already get them Step 12General Comments / FeedbackWe would love to hear your thoughts about the site or anything else that is on your mind. —Shannon Step 13You can help shape the future of 101 Words by answering the questions below. If you don't wish to take part, simply leave them blank. Otherwise the results will be skewed. What's your #1 single biggest writing challenge right now?Please be as detailed and specific as possible. (Please go beyond saying "editing" or "improving book sales". The more specific and detailed you are, the more likely we will be able to cover your topic 🙂 Step 14Which of the following best describes you?I currently have books for sale.I do not have books for sale. Are you interested in publishing novels?I want to publish novelsI do NOT want to publish novels Step 15Which of the following best describes you?I am interested in self-publishing.I am not interested in self-publishing.I might be interested in self-publishing. Step 16Which of the following best describes you?I have self-published a book on Amazon or other digital platform.I have not self-published any books.I am traditionally published but want to transition to self-publishing.Which of the following best describes you?I am not interested in publishing books at all.I want to be traditionally published.I am currently self-published but I want to be traditionally published.