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Flash Fiction Online (FFO) (Originals)

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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, 2023 thru Oct 21, 2023 (Ends 18 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Nov 1, 2023 thru Nov 21, 2023 (Begins 28 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 1, 2024 thru Jan 21, 2024 (Begins 89 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Feb 1, 2024 thru Feb 21, 2024 (Begins 120 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Mar 1, 2024 thru Mar 21, 2024 (Begins 149 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Apr 1, 2024 thru Apr 21, 2024 (Begins 180 days from now)
  • Submission Window - May 1, 2024 thru May 21, 2024 (Begins 210 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2024 thru Jun 21, 2024 (Begins 241 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jul 1, 2024 thru Jul 21, 2024 (Begins 271 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2024 thru Aug 21, 2024 (Begins 302 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Sep 1, 2024 thru Sep 21, 2024 (Begins 333 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 56 days

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Market Response Data
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There are 595 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 21.34 | Median: 18 | Max: 214
2.85% - avg 67 days
94.62% - avg 19 days (13.49% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 86 pending responses. (0 min | 39 average | 29 median | 173 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 December 2012

Last officially checked: 27 June 2023

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