Ends on January 31, 2018

$2.00 USD
Within this category, only one work may be included within a single file. If the file contains more than one piece, then only the first piece will be considered.

There is no limit on the total number of single-piece submissions from each writer, as long as each submission is accompanied by payment of two dollars.

No names, contact info, and bios within files:
Because we prefer to read submissions "blind" to be as impartial as possible, please do NOT include your name, address, and/or bio within the file(s) you upload -- or within the file name itself. Instead, such details should be included in the appropriate boxes provided at Submittable.

Simultaneous submissions (aka sim-subs) are okay -- but please be professional and let us know upfront if your works are under consideration by other venues. Many thanks for immediately  withdrawing works that are accepted elsewhere.

Word Counts: Craft essays and critical reviews must be no longer than 2,000 words each, including author footnotes and references.

To meet the definition of flash (and to be eligible for nominations for awards like The Best Small Fictions), all other works must be no longer than 1,000 words each -- including text, title, and any footnotes. One-word titles are acceptable.

Please note that we do not count lines of poetry; word-count restrictions apply to lineated works as well.

Extra points for including, in brackets after the title of each piece, the genre, sub-genre, or hybrid; for example: [ekphrastic CNF/prose poem]. 

Complete guidelines are available at our website: 

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. We look forward to considering your work!

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