Submission Guidelines for Flash Fiction

Miramichi Flash curates literary flash fiction at a level of excellence, from writers across the globe. Miramichi Flash showcases work that has already been published in the finest journals, magazines, collections and anthologies.

Miramichi Flash seeks marvels of compression‑— words that are handpicked, sumptuous imagery, emotional resonance, and stories that paint a picture of the human experience in a brief ordinary moment—work that represents the best that the flash fiction genre has to offer today.

Emphasis on Canadian flash fiction – Canadian sensibility/aesthetic/content and/or Canadian writer. International subs accepted with this consideration. Literary flash fiction (no fan fiction, vignettes, or poetry)

We accept flash fiction REPRINTS under 500 words. 

Submissions are accepted 3 x year, – Jan 1-10; May 1-10; Sept 1-10.

Please note: work received outside of these windows will not be read or acknowledged.

Please send only one piece at a time to miramichiflash@miramichireader.ca

  • Attach one flash fiction piece in doc or docx. 12 point, Times New Roman, double-spaced, no indents. Include your Name, Email, City, and Word Count at the top left-hand corner of the first page.
  • Attach your photo (headshot) jpeg.
  • With your BRIEF cover letter—in the body of your email—include your Bio (75 words max). You must include the URL of the original publication of your piece, or if in print, the Title (in full) of the publication, and the Copyright date (indicating it is a print publication), you may also attach a photo/jpeg of the publication’s index listing your name and piece in the magazine/anthology.
  • Email Subject line: Your Name in Caps and title of piece – (i.e. JANE DOE – Welcome Home)
  • Response Time: your submission will receive a response within 2-3 weeks
  • Note: The Miramichi Reader does not publish work that includes racism/misogyny/vulgarity/profanity/religious or political fervour
  • Note: We do not edit your submission before publication, so please check it thoroughly before submitting. (Write your name in full on your ‘file/doc name’ on each of your attachments)

Copyright

By submitting to Miramichi Flash you are granting us the non-exclusive right to publish your work online at https://miramichireader.ca/tag/flash-fiction/. Copyright always remains with the writer.

Please only submit your own work.