New Flash Fiction Review was founded in 2014 by author/editor Meg Pokrass. We are an online magazine devoted to flash fiction and prose poetry. We are accepting submissions for the Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction. Submissions will be open from June 15, 2018 - Dec. 1, 2018.

We are now open for The Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction. 

Submissions are open from June 15th, 2018 - Dec 1st, 2018

Contest Guidelines:

Entries should be approximately 1000 words or less. Submissions should be previously unpublished and submitted in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format. Feel free to submit multiple stories, but as a SEPARATE entry (so that you complete an individual submission process for each story). All stories will be read blind. The winner will receive $300, publication in New Flash Fiction Review, and immediate nominations for a Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions, 2019. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your story has been accepted elsewhere. Contest will open on June 15th with a deadline of November 1st, 2018. Entry fee is $7. Winner and 2 finalists will be announced in early December. 


We are now open for submissions to general submissions for our Fall Issue:

Guidelines For General Submissions  

Please submit 1-3 flashes of 1000 words or fewer in a single document via Submittable per reading period. 

We prefer submissions to have an easy-to-read font and double-line spacing.

We do not publish previously published material. We do not accept submissions via email. Any submissions sent via email will be deleted unread. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If your piece has been accepted elsewhere, simply withdraw it from our Submissions manager. If you have submitted more than one flash, send us a note via Submittable advising us which piece has been accepted.

To get a flavour for what we like, please read our current issue.

Reading Periods and Response Times:

Excluding any special calls for submissions (such as the 7 Banned Words Feature) we are open for submissions during the following months for our quarterly issues:

Spring Issue: We will be open to submissions for our Spring Issue from January 1st until February 1st. You will receive a response for your submission by the end of February. Our Spring Issue will be published in March.

Summer Issue: We will be open to submissions for our Summer Issue from April 1st until May 1st. You will receive a response for your submission by the end of May. Our Summer Issue will be published in June.

Fall Issue: We will be open to submissions for our Fall Issue from July 1st until August 1st. You will receive a response for your submission by the end of August. Our Fall Issue will be published in September.

Winter Issue: We will be open to submissions for our Winter Issue from October 1st until November 1st. You will receive a response for your submission by the end of November. Our Winter Issue will be published in December.


We look forward to reading your flashes! 

 Contest Guidelines:

Entries for the Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction should be 1000 words or less. Submissions should be unpublished and in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format. 

Feel free to submit multiple stories, but as a SEPARATE entry (so that you complete an individual submission process for each story). All stories must be submitted with no name on the story itself. They will be read blind.

Authors will retain all rights and copyright to their works. New Flash Fiction Review requests one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish your work. The winner will receive $300, publication in New Flash Fiction Review, and immediate nominations for a Pushcart Prize nomination and Best Small Fictions, 2019. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your story has been accepted elsewhere.

Contest will open annually in on June 15th with a deadline of November 1st. Entry fee:  $7.

*Winner and finalists typically announced in late early December

Stories must be 1000 words or less. Please not include your name in the body of the submission itself. Submissions will be read blind. Submissions should be in .doc, rtf, or docx formats. You may submit as many pieces as you like for this contest, but as seperate submissions only. Authors retain all rights and copyright to their works.  New Flash Fiction Review requests one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish  your work. The winner will receive $300, publication in New Flash Fiction Review, and immediate nominations for Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions, 2019. Simultaneous  submissions and multiple submissions are welcome.

Guidelines For General Submissions  

Please submit 1-3 flashes of 1000 words or fewer in a single document via Submittable once per reading period. 

We prefer submissions to have an easy-to-read font and double-line spacing.

We do not publish previously published material. We do not accept submissions via email. Any submissions sent via email will be deleted unread. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If your piece has been accepted elsewhere, simply withdraw it from our Submissions manager. If you have submitted more than one flash, send us a note via Submittable advising us which piece has been accepted.

To get a flavour for what we like, please read our current issue.


Reading Periods and Response Times:

Fall Issue: We will be open to submissions for our Fall Issue from July 1st until August 1st. You will receive a response for your submission by the end of August. Our Fall Issue will be published in September.

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