Send us up to three short-shorts (fiction, nonfiction, prose poems, whatever blend of that you do), all pasted into one document. If you need to withdraw part of your submission, please leave us a note via Submittable.


On brand for our Short-Shorts: density + clarity, mystery + directness, science, diverse worlds and voices, an attention to the sentence, a final image or turn that breaks a reader, honesty about trouble, meditations that make us feel lost but not alone, restraint, suggestion, that image that makes us stop and re-read, robots, alternative histories, guilty pleasure pop culture, embarrassing obsessions, how to keep on trucking. That said, though, we try to publish an unlikely array of stories, so sometimes a straight narrative story with a punch gets us too.


What matters is that your short-short feels bigger and more important than the space should allow. Try us.


Genre editor: Jennifer A. Howard
Author payment: Issue copy.

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