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Taking Submissions: Flash Frogtober 2023

July 31, 2023

Deadline: July 31st, 2023
Payment: $25
Theme: Unconventional Ghost Stories

Flash Frog is currently only open for Flash Frogtober submissions until July 31st. This means we want your GHOST STORIES!

Send us your traditional ghost stories, the ones that haunt and scare. Send us your unconventional ghost stories, the ones that make us rethink what a ghost story can be. We are open to your interpretation, so surprise us!

Please put “FLASH FROGTOBER — your story title” in the subject line.

Please do not send us general submissions during this time. They will be returned unread. We will reopen for general submissions on August 1st.

All of the standard guidelines below still apply:


  • Flash Frog publishes flash fiction only (no poetry or CNF please).
  • 1,000 words maximum.
  • Please email stories to [email protected].
  • Please attach the story as .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
  • Please use this format as the subject: FLASH FROGTOBER — your story title
  • Cover letters are okay, but please do not explain or set up your story. Let it speak for itself.
  • Please do include a third-person bio (100 words max) in the body of the email.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please email to withdraw your piece as soon as it has been accepted elsewhere. We’d love to congratulate you!
  • Multiple submissions are not okay. Please send only one story at a time and wait until you hear back before sending another.
  • All submissions should be the author’s original work and not previously published elsewhere (this includes blogs, social media, etc.)
  • Publication rights: We ask for the right to display the work for the duration of the journal. Copyright remains with the writer in all cases. If your work is subsequently reprinted elsewhere, please acknowledge Flash Frog as the site of first publication.
  • Response time: Typically within a week, but occasionally longer. Please do not inquire about your submission until 2 months have passed.
  • PaymentFlash Frog pays $25 per story upon publication. Payments are issued via PayPal. To help ensure we can remain a paying market, please consider a small donation. Every dollar helps!
  • If you publish in Flash Frog, please wait 6 months before submitting again.


While we don’t publish already-created works of art, Flash Frog is always looking for new artists to help create new, original artwork to accompany each story.

  • Please email [email protected] with a link to your work and/or include a couple samples in the email.
  • Open to all mediums.
  • Please indicate your level of availability and interest.
  • Please be aware that deadlines are a real thing.
  • We would ask for the rights to use the art for the duration of the journal. Copyright remains with the artist.
  • PaymentFlash Frog pays $25 per piece of art upon publication. Payments are issued via PayPal. To help ensure we can remain a paying market, please consider a small donation. Every dollar helps!

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July 31, 2023


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