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Category: flash fiction

Submit to the 2017 Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2017. South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment announces that its 2017 Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition is now open. It seeks fresh, disturbing and disconcerting new voices in SFF, most especially stories that fall under the horror and dark fantasy/SF genres. That being said, please don’t submit stories that rely purely on gratuitous violence and rape for its punch. That [ … ]

The Machinery Submission

Deadline: June 30. After its last two themed issues, The Machinery has kept the theme open this time. You’re free to submit work in any genre, with any theme. You can submit up to 300-1000 words of flash fiction, up to 3 poems, and any artwork you may have. You can submit flash fiction of any genre, from high school drama to [ … ]

Submit to WAW (Words Are Work)

Deadline: All year long, every month. WAW, Words Are Work, accepts submissions for online publication all year long, on a monthly basis. Submit your previously unpublished fiction, poetry, and non-fiction works. It generally publishes up to 1000 words flash fiction and up to 3000 words short stories. WAW also accepts all types of creative nonfiction such as reviews, personal essays, memoir, and opinion [ … ]

PRAXIS’ Call for Submission

Submissions are welcomed all year round. PRAXIS Magazine for Arts and Literature is calling for submissions from Artists and Writers all over the world. Categories open for submissions are: Poetry Essays on arts and/or literature Podcast recordings of spoken word poetry or interviews with artists or writers Stories/poems/essays written in indigenous African languages (accompanied with English translation) Praxis Magazine is a [ … ]

Bhashabandhan Literary Review Submission

Deadline: no deadline. Submit to Bhashabandhan Literary Review (BLR), acclaimed Bangla literary magazine. It accepts previously unpublished poetry, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, essay, and artwork. So, send in your interesting and well-written works. Submit up to 4,000 words single-spaced fiction or nonfiction writing, 3-5 poems in a single attachment, or four to 10 high res images. Save your written submissions as a Word or [ … ]

Closed: AFREADA Photo-Story Competition

Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 27 (Midnight GMT). AFREADA, in collaboration photographer UA present AFREADA Photo-Story Competition. They invite writers to write and submit a 500-word maximum flash fiction, using the picture below as a muse:   The winning author gets £100. Shortlisted stories will be featured in AFREADA online publication in 2017. AFREADA will announce the winner on Tuesday, Dec. 6, which coincidentally marks its first anniversary. Entries should be sent to editor@afreada.com as [ … ]

Closed: Bloody Parchment 2016 Submission Calls

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016. The South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment team opens its 2016 competition. The Bloody Parchment team seeks horror, dark fantasy and science fiction short stories and novellas. Any African writer can apply. The Bloody Parchment short story competition aims to develop talented voices in the horror, dark fantasy and weird genres. It offers a platform to boost finalists. A winner [ … ]

Closed: Omenana Open for Submission

Deadline: May 29. Omenana seeks works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent – with a preference for positive iterations. You can also explore the past as well as provide new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic. It does not accept graphic violent or sexual content. Omenana is a speculative fiction e-magazine that specializes in magical realism, fantasy, horror, and science fiction with African elements in them. [ … ]

The Naked Convos’ The Writer Competition

The Naked Convos recently opened its The Writer Competition, which has been run for 3 successful editions. Twelve finalists will be shortlisted from the qualification entry submissions based on the quality of their flash fiction. These writers will be mentored by the The Naked Convos judges and will contest in four rounds of the contest. Three contestants will be evicted every week through public voting. [ … ]

Submit to the New Orleans Review

Mukoma wa Ngugi and Laura Murphy will be guest editing The African Literary Hustle, a New Orleans Review special print issue. You can submit to The African Literary Hustle your romance, science fiction, fantasy, epic, and experimental fiction pieces, your satire, political allegory, and critical non-fiction, translations, or revised narratives, and your poetry. The African Literary Hustle specifications Prose submissions should be 7,500 words or fewer. Poetry [ … ]

Flash Fiction Ghana

Flash Fiction Ghana is a blog dedicated to lovers and admirers of flash fiction genre. It caters mainly to Ghanaian flash fiction writers. To submit a story, send it to flashfictiongh@gmail.com. Acceptable length is between 500 and 1,000 words. Submitted stories should be attached to the e-mail, in pdf or MS word format.  Submitted stories must not: contain intense explicit language and imagery bordering on extraneous profanity and [ … ]

Lunaris Review

Lunaris Review published literary fiction (flash fiction, short story and creative nonfiction). Lunaris Review accepts submission of flash fiction up to 1,000 words; short story, creative non-fiction up to 4,000 words and essay not longer than 7,500 words. Does not accept sci-fi and erotic compositions. Submission should be sent as attachment in .doc or .pdf format using double line spacing. [ … ]

Sweet Magazine

Sweet Magazine, now known as Substance Books, is an online platform for the expression of almost unheard of desires. Submit original, unpublished work only. No dual submissions. Do not submit work to us and other publishers/publications simultaneously. Electronic (text): send submissions in word documents. Do not use fancy formatting, script fonts, page borders, colors etc. Send no more than 6,000 words. [ … ]