Coffee Grinder logo with caption: The Grinder, brewing your submissions into something useful

Flash Fiction Online (FFO)



Description
Note: remove identifying information from manuscript for anonymous judging.

Note: this publication may close early for submissions if they reach a submission quota; these early closures will not be tracked in this listing.

Note: you may submit one original and one reprint at the same time.

At a high level, our goals are pretty simple. To serve flash fiction readers and writers with a professional, sustainable market for flash fiction stories. To promote the general population's reading of great short stories in general and of great flash fiction in particular.
FICTION: They’re very short, but they are still stories. That means the best ones have strong, interesting characters, plots, and (to some extent, at least) settings. We’re not that concerned about genre. Many of us have a fondness for science fiction and fantasy, but we also like literary fiction; and in any case, great flash stories aren’t always easily classified. If you wrote it, and you love it, then submit it.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Oct 1, 2022 thru Oct 21, 2022 (Ends 20 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Nov 1, 2022 thru Nov 21, 2022 (Begins 30 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 1, 2023 thru Jan 21, 2023 (Begins 91 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Feb 1, 2023 thru Feb 21, 2023 (Begins 122 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Mar 1, 2023 thru Mar 21, 2023 (Begins 150 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Apr 1, 2023 thru Apr 21, 2023 (Begins 181 days from now)
  • Submission Window - May 1, 2023 thru May 21, 2023 (Begins 211 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2023 thru Jun 21, 2023 (Begins 242 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jul 1, 2023 thru Jul 21, 2023 (Begins 272 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2023 thru Aug 21, 2023 (Begins 303 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Sep 1, 2023 thru Sep 21, 2023 (Begins 334 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
General
Horror
Humor
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
500 to 1000 words
8 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Both
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 56 days

Market Response Data
View recent responses from this market
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Count:
There are 729 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 23.83 | Median: 21 | Max: 637
Responded:
98.07%
Accepted:
2.88% - avg 51 days
Rejected:
94.51% - avg 22 days (17.12% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.68%
Dead Letters:
0.13%
Lost/Returned:
0.13%
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.78%

Pending:
There are 38 pending responses. (10 min | 29 average | 24 median | 121 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


Click and drag within chart (make a box, not a line) to zoom in. Double click chart to zoom back out.
Registered users can customize graph colors in profile settings.

Listing added: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 3 June 2022


The Submission Grinder is brought to you by Diabolical Plots, science, Joy Kennedy O'Neill, and many others!
Copyright © 2022 Diabolical Plots, LLC, All Rights Reserved.