Fiction and Non-fiction from 400 to 12,000 words will be considered. However, "twelve thousand" is not a goal or a challenge, it's an upper limit. More important than word count is the quality of your work: we are looking for excellent, polished writing that pulls us into an engaging story.

You may attach exactly one (1) file containing your Short Story, Flash Fiction, or Creative Non-Fiction work. Several file formats are accepted, but Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) and Plain Text (.txt)  formats are preferred. So long as the work is clear and readable, we are not too picky about manuscript layout; however, you can never go wrong by following William Shunn's Proper Manuscript Format.

We do not accept multiple submissions in this category.