Today on Blogcritics
Home » Flash Fiction » Blogcritics Does (Flash) Fiction: Soliciting Writers and Stories

Blogcritics Does (Flash) Fiction: Soliciting Writers and Stories

Please Share...Tweet about this on Twitter5Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0Share on TumblrShare on StumbleUpon0Share on Reddit0Email this to someone

What is “flash fiction?” We define it as fiction under 1,000 words, well-written, and told concisely. All genres are acceptable except fan fiction. We also plan on publishing an annual Best of Blogcritics Fiction e-book, so get writing!

Flash FictionThe Rules

All submissions must be no longer than 1,000 words. Got a short, sweet 500-word microfic? Great. A 9,000 word almost-novella? (If you submit it in serial, one submission at a time, we’ll consider it if it’s really, really good.) Please provide a maturity rating on your story, and for now we are not accepting anything explicit (sorry, guys).

All submissions must be final draft, as in publishable with a few minor edits. Any submission that is not will be sent back rejected or requesting that you re-write and resubmit.

All published submissions must be original (no reposts from your writing blog or other fiction websites). Once published on Blogcritics, you may repost elsewhere with the attribution “originally published on Blogcritics.” This is critical, since Blogcritics publishes only original content. You retain all copyright on your work.

All Flash Fiction submissions are just that: submissions. We reserve the right to edit or reject (or send back for more work) any submission not ready for publication on the site. So give it your best shot (and by that we mean professional, publishable quality, not your first draft!).

During the year, we may give prompts: holidays, momentous occasions, genres, etc. Those will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter feed.

Interested? Current Blogcritics writers are already eligible to submit, and if you’re not a Blogcritics contributor, please sign up, and provide us with a page or two of your fiction-writing mojo. We’ll respond promptly!

Powered by

About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is publisher and executive editor of Blogcritics, as well as a noted entertainment writer. Author of Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., her primary beat is primetime television. But Barbara writes on an everything from film to politics to technology to all things pop culture and spirituality. She is a contributor to the book called Spiritual Pregnancy (Llewellyn Worldwide, January 2014) and has a story in Riverdale Ave Press' new anthology of zombie romance, Still Hungry for your Love. She is hard at work on what she hopes will be her first published novel.