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Freeze Frame Fiction

First and foremost, we want a story. A complete, interesting story. We do not publish vignettes or character sketches. We publish flash fiction, pure and simple. All genres, no content restrictions. We want your science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, drama, literary works, satire, or anything else you can come up with or mix together. The only rule? A story in 1000 words or less. The more original, the better.

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. It’s also not a character sketch; something must happen to move the plot or characters along, whether internally or externally.

Give us something real (though not necessarily realistic), unique, and interesting.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2022 thru Dec 31, 2022 (Ends 145 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Feb 1, 2023 thru Jun 30, 2023 (Begins 176 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 7 days

Market Response Data
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There are 122 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 15.42 | Median: 8 | Max: 94
0.81% - avg 81 days
80.32% - avg 14 days (86.73% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 52 pending responses. (39 min | 130 average | 132 median | 235 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 30 March 2014

Last officially checked: 17 August 2021

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