Submit your flash fiction below

- please note FFF only accept flash fiction pieces  with a maximum word count of 500 


We look forward to receiving your work


Please read the Submission Guidelines and note that the earliest publication date is February 2024...( and please only send one flash fiction piece at a time - thank you).

Submission Guidelines

  1. Flash Fiction stories of no more than 500 words
  2. Entrants must be 16 years or over.
  3. Submissions are open to writers worldwide but stories must be written in English.
  4. Entry is open to everyone; locally, nationally and internationally.
  5. An entry can only be made that is the work of the individual submitting author.
  6. Entries must be fiction but can be on any subject, and written in any style or form.
  7. Entries can be accepted in the following formats: Microsoft Word Document (.doc or .docx), OpenDocument Text (.odt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and Text Document (.txt).
  8. Please try to copy and paste your work into the "Copy" box below.
  9. Worldwide copyright of any flash fiction / story remains with the author.
  10. Due to the high volume of submissions FFF receive, we regret that FFF can only respond to or contact authors who submitted work that FFF accept with an offer of publication.
  11. Please include a contact email address with your submission.
  12. FFF accept submissions of flash fiction stories (up to 500 words) published anywhere else - but if we agree to publish that submission - FFF would like to know, via the author, if FFF need permission from the previous publisher - before FFF publish.
  13. Please include a short third-person biography along with your flash fiction piece. 
  14. Submitting to Free Flash Fiction does not guarantee the publication of your work.
Flash Fiction - Submission
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Illustration by Mander Ellis (@mander.ellis). Mander's written and visual work are both included on the free flash fiction website

Are you an illustrator?  Please get in touch via the contact page if you would like to adorn a flash fiction text with your work.