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Taking Submissions: Freeze Frame Fiction Issue #1

June 15, 2014

Deadline: June 15th, 2014
Payment: 1cent/word

What are we looking for?

Flash fiction, pure and simple. No genre or content restrictions. 1000 words or less. Possible themed submission windows in the future.

Good flash fiction is like a freeze frame—a snapshot of a real story about real characters. The word count is low, so many of the details are left to the reader to fill in, but they’re there. Flash fiction is not the same as a vignette, or a scene; it hints at much more. Give us something real (though not necessarily realistic), unique, and interesting.

What is our submission and publication schedule?

Open for submissions for Q1. We will publish online quarterly. Schedule subject to change.

Q1: 1 April–15 June 1 July
Q2: 1 July–15 September 1 October
Q3: 1 October–15 December 1 January
Q4: 1 January–15 March 1 April
How do you submit?

During submission window, please email submissions (as .pdf, .rtf, .doc, or .docx attachments) to [email protected] with the subject “Flash fiction submission”. Please include contact information in the email itself, and withhold it from the manuscript. All submissions must be double-spaced and in a legible font and font size. Feel free to follow Standard Manuscript Format, apart from contact information.

Emails should be formatted as follows:
Author’s name:
Submission title:
Simultaneous submission: (y/n)
Cover letter / bio: not required, but welcome

Will we pay you?

Yes, 1 cent/word.

How will your work be published?

Initially, online, free to read. Future plans exist for an ebook version of an annual anthology of select pieces.

How and when should you query?

Expected response time will be updated on an on-going basis. As publication occurs three months after submission windows open, we don’t expect this to be a big issue. Please feel free to email [email protected] with the subject “Query” if you have any questions about a submitted work.

What rights will we be assuming?

For unpublished works, we are purchasing worldwide exclusive First Publication rights in multiple electronic formats for twelve months from publication. Further rights for annual anthology will be negotiated upon offer of additional publication.

For reprints (solicited only), rights will be negotiated upon solicitation and acceptance.

Do we accept simultaneous submissions?

Yes. We require that you inform us of this fact upon submission, and withdraw your piece immediately if accepted elsewhere.

Do we accept multiple submissions?

No, not at this time. Please wait for your piece to be accepted or declined before submitting further work.

Do we accept previously published work?

No, unless solicited.

Via: Freeze Frame Fiction.


June 15, 2014