Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest
Apparition Lit




We want succinct speculative stories. Flex your writing muscles and send us flash fiction.

Each month Apparition Lit holds a flash fiction contest. We’ll be looking for stories that meet our monthly theme, which will be a word, saying, or image. Flash fiction should be a complete story, not an excerpt of a larger work. If you aren’t sure how to write a flash piece, check out the write-up at Writer’s Digest.


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Market Submission Schedule
  • "Security" Theme - Nov 1, 2018 thru Nov 15, 2018 (Begins 9 days from now)
  • "The final problem" Theme - Dec 1, 2018 thru Dec 15, 2018 (Begins 39 days from now)
  • Submission Window for stories that pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test - Jan 1, 2019 thru Jan 15, 2019 (Begins 70 days from now)
  • Submission Window for stories that pass the Mako Mari Test - Feb 1, 2019 thru Feb 15, 2019 (Begins 101 days from now)
  • "Sexy Lamp Test" Theme - Mar 1, 2019 thru Mar 15, 2019 (Begins 129 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Window: POC, Black, or Indigenous Writers, stories that pass the DuVernay Test - Apr 1, 2019 thru Apr 15, 2019 (Begins 160 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Window: POC, Black, or Indigenous Writers, stories that pass the Latif Test - May 1, 2019 thru May 15, 2019 (Begins 190 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Window: LGBTQQIA+ Writers, stories that pass the Vito Russo Test - Jun 1, 2019 thru Jun 15, 2019 (Begins 221 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Window: Trans Writers, stories that pass the Topside Test - Jul 1, 2019 thru Jul 15, 2019 (Begins 251 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Window: Native and Indigenous Writers, stories that pass the Native Bechdel Test - Aug 1, 2019 thru Aug 15, 2019 (Begins 282 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Window: POC, Black, and Indigenous Writers, stories that pass the Racial Bechdel Test - Sep 1, 2019 thru Sep 15, 2019 (Begins 313 days from now)
  • Submission Window for stories that pass the Finkbeiner Test - Oct 1, 2019 thru Oct 15, 2019 (Begins 343 days from now)
  • Submission Window for stories that pass the Raleigh Becket Test - Nov 1, 2019 thru Nov 15, 2019 (Begins 374 days from now)
  • Submission Window for stories that pass the Apparition Test - Dec 1, 2019 thru Dec 15, 2019 (Begins 404 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

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


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 7 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
3 min | 10.66 mean avg | 13 median | 16 max days
Responded:
42.85%
Accepted:
14.28% - avg 16 days
Rejected:
28.57% - avg 8 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
57.14%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
57.14%
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
1 pending responses (229 min | 229 mean avg | 229 median | 229 max days waiting)
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