Fiction Attic Press accepts submissions of flash fiction, short stories, flash memoir, personal essays, novellas-in-flash, and sketchbook stories. Beginning in December of 2022, we also accept craft essays and personal essays on writing for our On Writing series. 

If we accept your work, we will publish it on our substack site, Some stories will also be published on our legacy site,

Your submission may also be considered for publication in a print anthology. Please see below for submission categories and be sure to use the appropriate submission form. We look forward to reading your work.

We accept simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted elsewhere while you're waiting to hear from us, just let us know. We'll be happy for you!

Payment: We pay $15 for flash fiction, $10 for a set of micro-fictions, $20 for short stories and essays over 1,500 words, $20 for sketchbook stories, $25 for craft essays, and $75 for novellas-in-flash.

We charge small submission fees to help us pay for Submittable and to pay every writer we publish. Beginning in 2024, every submitter who pays a submission fee will receive a complimentary one-month paid subscription to Fiction Attic. Writers who submit a novella-in-flash will receive a complimentary 3-month paid subscription. (To get your complimentary paid subscription, please opt in by checking the appropriate box in your submission form).


Non-Exclusive Online and Audio Rights: We require exclusive electronic rights to the work for 3 months and non-exclusive rights indefinitely so that we can include your work in our online archives. We publish your work simultaneously at and We may also publish audio of your story (read and produced by Fiction Attic Press) on our substack site.

Print Rights: We require non-exclusive print rights, so that we can publish the work later in our anthologies. 

All other rights remain yours. You can publish the same work online, in print, or in any other way you choose. We only ask that you wait until three months after the initial publication to publish it elsewhere.

*For novellas-in-flash, please see separate rights guidelines on the submission page.


Ends on This opportunity will close after 75 submissions have been received.

You may submit up to four flash fictions or up to 7 micro-fictions at a time.

Flash Fiction and Flash Memoir: Each story should be no more than 1,000 words

Micro-fiction/memoir: Each piece should be between 100 and 350 words

All stories will be considered for publication at and for inclusion in a future print anthology.

Summer Submission Period: June 27 - July 28, 2024


$15 per accepted flash fiction or flash memoir

$15 per accepted group of micro-fictions

Rights*: You grant Fiction Attic Press the right to publish your story online at and fictionattic.substack,com, and to publish an audio version of your story on Substack. After your story is published in Fiction Attic, you retain the rights to publish your story anywhere you like after three months. We only ask that you acknowledge Fiction Attic as the first publisher of the work. 

Simultaneous submissions are totally fine. Please just withdraw your submission and let us know it is accepted elsewhere. We'll be happy for you!

On rare occasions we do accept published stories, as long as you own the rights; please let us know in your cover letter if the story was previously published. 

We are happy to link to your website or social media profile in order to help you further engage with your readers.

Fee: Submit one to two flash fictions ($3) or submit up to 4 flash fictions ($5)*

Our submission fees enable us to pay writers. With your submission, you receive a complimentary one-month paid subscription to Fiction Attic.

This opportunity will close after 25 submissions have been received.

Fiction Attic Press seeks craft essays and personal essays on the writing life for our On Writing series.
Essays should be 1,200-3,000 words. We are seeking in-depth essays that illuminate some aspect of narrative craft, the daily life of a writer, or writing as a longtime career. 

Payment is $25.

This opportunity will close after 35 submissions have been received.$7.00

Submit a novella-in-flash of 7,000 - 20,000 words. To be considered a "novella-in-flash," the manuscript should be

  • comprised of very short pieces, up to 750 words each
  • Each chapter/flash should have some ability to stand alone (though this is less important than the overall quality of the writing and the way the pieces fit together)
  • Taken together, all of the flashes should tell a complete story.

If we accept your novella-in-flash, we will publish it online in separate installments. We may also publish it as an ebook and/or in print.

The submission fee of $7 helps us pay contributors. When you submit a novella-in-flash, you will receive a complimentary three-month paid subscription to Fiction Attic.

Payment for serial online publication of the complete novella-in-flash is $75, payable via PayPal.

Payment for stand-alone ebook publication of the complete novella-in-flash is an additional $75, payable via PayPal.*

Payment for print publication in a future anthology is an additional $75 plus two contributor's copies.*


If we publish your novella-in-flash online, Fction Attic Press requires exclusive online and print rights for 12 months after publication, and non-exclusive rights indefinitely.

This means that you promise not to publish the novella elsewhere for 12 months after it appears at Fiction Attic, after which you may publish it wherever you like, in any form.

We retain non-exclusive rights indefinitely so that we can keep the novella in our online archives and include it in future anthologies.

If we decide to publish your novella as an ebook or in print, we will agree on rights prior to proceeding with publication.*

The submission fee of $7 helps us pay contributors. When you submit a novella-in-flash, you will receive a complimentary three-month paid subscription to Fiction Attic.


Fiction Attic Press seeks thoughtful, well-written essays and short memoir that surprise, delight, and inform us. We like free-ranging associations, unusual avenues, startling revelations. 

When you submit your work, you acknowledge that we may publish it either online, in print, or both. 

As of June, 2019, we pay $20 for each full-length essay we select for publication.  We primarily publish essays of 2,000 - 5,000 words. 

For flash memoir (1,000 words or fewer), we pay $10.

Submit a series of sketches consisting of three to seven individual sketches. The series should tell a story. We enjoy sketches that include a small amount of text, but you should interpret "sketchbook series" however you see fit.

Short Story

Submit one short story of 1500 to 3500 words. Stories are considered for online publication online on our website,, and on our Substack.

Is your story 1,000 words or fewer? Use our FLASH FICTION submission form instead.

Payment: We pay $20 per published short story.

Accepted stories may also appear in future print anthologies.

We seek to help authors reach new audiences. After publication, you retain the rights to publish your story in other journals or in your own book. 

Simultaneous submissions are fine. Just let us know if your story is accepted elsewhere.

Use this form ONLY if we have written to you requesting that you send more of your work. Any submissions through this form that have not been solicited will be automatically deleted.

Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork or photograph at a time.
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