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Flash Fiction Online (FFO) (Originals)

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

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.

This market is temporarily closed.

Market Submission Schedule
  • "Rural Fantasy" Theme - May 1, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 (Ends 6 days from now)
  • "Winter Folklore" Theme - Jun 1, 2024 thru Jun 30, 2024 (Begins 6 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2024 thru Jun 21, 2024 (Begins 6 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jul 1, 2024 thru Jul 21, 2024 (Begins 36 days from now)
  • "Emotion" Theme - Jul 1, 2024 thru Jul 31, 2024 (Begins 36 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2024 thru Aug 21, 2024 (Begins 67 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Sep 1, 2024 thru Sep 21, 2024 (Begins 98 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Oct 1, 2024 thru Oct 21, 2024 (Begins 128 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Nov 1, 2024 thru Nov 30, 2024 (Begins 159 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 1, 2025 thru Jan 21, 2025 (Begins 220 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Feb 1, 2025 thru Feb 21, 2025 (Begins 251 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Mar 1, 2025 thru Mar 21, 2025 (Begins 279 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Apr 1, 2025 thru Apr 21, 2025 (Begins 310 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
500 to 1000 words

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

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There are 558 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 35.80 | Median: 29 | Max: 339
3.40% - avg 81 days
93.90% - avg 33 days (12.78% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 71 pending responses. (3 min | 57 average | 54 median | 114 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 December 2012

Last officially checked: 2 May 2024

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