Lost Balloon



Lost Balloon publishes flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry under 1,000 words. We love micro-stories, so if you have something shorter than 500 words, that’s even better! There are no theme or genre restrictions, but we want your best. Give us work that entertains and challenges, that pushes boundaries and breaks hearts.

The site’s name was inspired by those small and sad but whimsical moments in life: the birthday balloon that slips from your fingers and floats into the horizon, or the dropped ice cream cone.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
General

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Non-Paying


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 7 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
6 min | 11.33 mean avg | 12 median | 15 max days
Responded:
85.71%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
85.71% (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
14.28%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
14.28%
Pending:
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 mean avg | 0 median | 0 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.


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