Literary Magazines

A list of print and online flash fiction literary magazines to read and submit your work to.

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Barren Magazine
Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, and mixed media for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses.
[Poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction]

Cabinet of Heed
The Cabinet of Heed is a multi-drawered piece of furniture that grows hungry at various times of the year. The only way to sate The Cabinet’s hunger is to feed it great writing.
[Poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction]

Carve publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that respects the power of language and craft and elicits genuine emotional truths.
[Flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short story]

Exilé Sans Frontières
Exilé Sans Frontières is an online literary magazine of poetry (including translations), flash fiction, nonfiction and visual arts which aims to foster social justice and a sense of belonging, and to nurture empathy through art.
[Poetry, flash fiction and nonfiction]

Fictive Dream
If you write fiction with a contemporary feel that gives an insight into the human condition, then we’d like to hear from you.
[Flash fiction]

FlashBack Fiction
FlashBack Fiction is committed to publishing scintillating historical flash fiction from around the world.
[Flash fiction, prose poetry and hybrid pieces]

Ghost Parachute
Ghost Parachute seeks to publish writing that is unapologetically bold. We wish to lose ourselves in fresh and vibrant imagery. We want to read what we’ve always known but were too afraid to say.
[Flash fiction]

Ghost Parachute
Ghost Parachute seeks to publish writing that is unapologetically bold. We wish to lose ourselves in fresh and vibrant imagery. We want to read what we’ve always known but were too afraid to say.
[Flash fiction]


Intrepidus Ink
Give us alarmingly individual, free-thinking characters who fight, strive, struggle, love, fail, fall, get up, risk it all, lose everything, gain it back, shoot for Mars (or Mississippi), and overcome.
[Flash fiction and articles]

Janus Literary
Janus Literary are interested in quality fiction, imposing no restrictions on genre with the exception of children’s literature.
[Flash fiction, flash nonfiction poetry]

Jellyfish Review
Jellyfish Review is an online journal committed to publishing new flash fiction. [Flash fiction.]

Lost Balloon
Lost Balloon publishes flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry under 1,000 words.
[Flash fiction, flash nonfiction and prose poetry]

Lunate publish fiction that is lovingly crafted, written with style and panache. Ambitious, thoughtful, event-driven, surprising.
[Flash fiction, short story and poetry]

Marauder Literary Journal is a platform for emerging and established literary rogues. A place for unappreciated & over-worked writers.
[Flash fiction, short stories, novel extracts and creative nonfiction]

MoonPark Review
MoonPark Review is an online literary journal devoted to publishing compelling, imaginative short prose that breaks our hearts, haunts us, makes us laugh, or gives us hope.
[Flash fiction, prose poems, and hybrid forms]


Nine Muses Poetry
Nine Muses Poetry is a webzine established in May 2018. It is edited and managed by Annest Gwilym, poet and occasional short story writer. It features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established writers, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry.

Okay Donkey
Okay Donkey like to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. If it has animals in it, even better.
[Poetry and flash fiction]

Open Pen
Open Pen is a free magazine comprised of short fiction by writers with something to say. It is stocked in independent bookshops across the UK.
[Fiction or creative nonfiction]

Reflex Fiction
Reflex Fiction, a quarterly international flash fiction competition for stories between 180 and 360 words.
[Flash fiction]

Relief Journal
Relief is a literary journal that publishes work with a faithful slant. They seek work that doesn’t pull it’s punches-because God interacts with raw, unsanitized life.
[Fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry]

Retreat West
Retreat West run regular competitions, online course and writing retreats. They publish annual anthologies of the winning stories from their competitions, along with short story collections, novels and memoirs from emerging authors.
[Fiction, nonfiction and short stories]

Ruby Literary Magazine and Press
Ruby is a bi-annual literary magazine that publishes short-form food narratives that strive for voice, artistry, and character.
[Flash Fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid and short story]

SmokeLong Quarterly
SmokeLong are dedicated to bringing the best flash fiction to the web on a quarterly basis, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft.
[Flash fiction]

Spelk is a new platform for the very best flash fiction on the web. We post three stories a week, from both new and established writers, from the UK and overseas.
[Flash fiction]

Splonk is an online flash fiction journal set up in January 2019 by a group of flash writers and editors in Ireland. The word ‘splonk’ is the anglicised form of the Irish word ‘splanc’:
[Flash fiction]

Stone of Madness Press
Stone of Madness Press are committed to creating a literary magazine that celebrates unconventionality. We welcome your queer narratives, mental illness elegies, transcendent fancies and whatever feels like it just might not fit anywhere else.
[Flash fiction and poetry]

STORGY seeks to publish and promote exceptional literary fiction whilst providing authors with the opportunity to reach a wider literary audience.
[Flash fiction and short stories]

The Drabble
The Drabble is dedicated to publishing original fiction, non-fiction, and poetic works of 100 words or less.
[Flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry]

The Echo: Teen Art & Lit Mag
The Echo is an international publication accepting work from young writers between the ages of 13-19. All genres are welcome, themes change yearly.
[Poetry, creative nonfiction, flash fiction or short stories]

The Ekphrastic Review
The Ekphrastic Review is an online journal devoted entirely to writing inspired by visual art. Our objective is to promote ekphrastic writing, promote art appreciation, and experience how the two strengthen each other and bring enrichment to every facet of life.
[Poetry, creative nonfiction, flash fiction or microfiction]

The Fiction Pool
The Fiction Pool are looking for fiction which is bold and daring. Fiction which is experimental, rebellious and dreamy.
[Flash fiction, short stories and poetry]

The Molotov Cocktail
The Molotov Cocktail is interested in volatile flash fiction, the kind of prose you cook up in a bathtub and handle with rubber gloves.
[Flash fiction]

TSS Publishing
TSS Publishing is home to the International Cambridge Short Story Prize and Flash Fiction 400 competition.
[Short stories, flash fiction, and micro fiction]

TRAIN is an English-language flash fiction & poetry magazine based in the USA and Europe. Do your stories transport readers, leaving a lasting impression, in up to 500 words? 
[Flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry]


Vamp Cat Magazine
Vamp Cat Magazine is an online literary journal interested in the weird and wonderful stories from all corners of the globe and all people of the world.
[Short fiction, flash fiction, essay, memoir and poetry]

Virtual Zine
Virtual Zine is an online literary magazine which celebrates diversity in both fiction and creative non-fiction writing.
[Flash fiction and creative nonfiction]

X–R-A-Y Literary Magazine
X–R-A-Y Literary Magazine’s vision is to publish uncomfortable, entertaining, unforgettable prose that shines brighter than the skeleton in your body, prose that sees through the skin and reveals something deeper.
[Flash fiction]

Zero Flash
Zero Flash is designed to publish works from some of the most creative people around; to praise and support and give a forum for discussion.
[Flash fiction]