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axeminister
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I hope this doesn't come across as lazy, although it probably is...
I'm hoping someone can suggest a few flash sites/mags where I can submit my story.

I've been to FFO, and EDF. The latter sent back a personalized response from two readers, although with no basis of comparison I'll have to assume that's normal. They both liked the story, but found it wasn't for publication. (incidentally the formatting got all screwed up and it arrived to them as a giant block of text. They read it anyway, but that probably didn't help my chances.)

The story takes place in modern day and has no fantasy element. So, that whacks half a dozen pubs right there. But I believe in it and want to give it a fair chance of getting out there.

I did a search for this topic and found an older post listing several flash sites. I checked them all out and most were just defunkt. The others were too niche.

So, without scrolling through the endless list on Duotrope, (Which I spent maybe 30 minutes doing and driving myself mouse clicking batty) if anyone knows off hand of a flash site or two that accepts a present day/regular world story, I'd love it if you can send over the names.

Thanks,
Axe


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http://10flash.wordpress.com/
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flashquake http://www.flashquake.org/?page_id=23
They bought THE WART AND THE RABBI.
You just missed their Summer Issue submission deadline, but they'll accept submission for their Fall Issue beginning June 1st.

See also: http://www.suite101.com/content/paying-flash-fiction-markets-a145865
But the creme-de-la-crop "Flash Fiction On Line is temporarily closed for submissions."


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JenniferHicks
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Flasquake is good. You also might try Smokelong Quarterly.
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axeminister
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This totally should have been under "Markets for our writing."

** Kathleen - would you mind moving it?

Meanwhile, thanks everyone for your input. I'd like to keep this story circulating. Seems sill to just sit after only two tries.

Axe


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Try Eclectic Flash. They accept a wide range of genres.
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Don't forget that just because it's flash, doesn't mean you have to sell it to a strictly flash market. Some of the regular short story markets are also open to flash. They have an [i]upper[/] limit, not necessarily a lower limit.
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Try Daily Science Fiction first. They pay the most and say they will need 150 to 200 flash stories a year.

Also 10Flash has a list of other Flash exclusive markets on their home page.

Good luck!


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quote:
But the creme-de-la-crop "Flash Fiction On Line is temporarily closed for submissions."

I have been watching them. I have a flash piece that is currently out. I chose to submit it to a couple of other markets first that don't deal solely in flash.

However, I may try some of the sites here if/when I get the next rejection.


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You can check ralan.com they have a section for flash

But in the Markets section here I started a thread for a flash contest.


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I thought I saw a list here of different sites similar to DSF. I'm thinking of submitting a story to them, but I'm not sure if I should consider other sites. I wasn't sure if my story is the type of story that DSF would accept. Here's the link to my short story critique request:
http://www.hatrack.com/cgi-bin/ubbwriters/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=004585;p=1&r=nfx#000005

I can email the story if anyone's willing to read it and tell me if it's something DSF would accept. The stories I've read on the site are more sci-fi than mine is, I think. I'd appreciate any help, tips, etc. you can give me about publishing. I'm a very new writer trying to get my first short story published. It would be nice to earn some money for my writing. :)

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Don't self-reject. If you're unsure whether a story might fit a certain market, submit it. Let the editor make that determination. The worst thing you can get is a rejection, in which case you haven't lost anything.
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axeminister
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Weird. I was like, when did I start this topic?

Wow. Mayflower casts spell of resurrection. (10 points if you can guess where I got those words.)

I'll answer past me with present me's knowledge:

Daily Science Fiction - Pro
Flash Fiction Online - Pro
IGMS (OSC's mag!) - Pro
Penumbra - Pro
Every Day Fiction - Token
Fiction365 - Token

To name a few.

Axe

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Did the story sell?
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Axe - Did those words possibly come from D&D?
Yeah, I guess I forgot to check the time stamp. I just didn't want to start a new topic if there was one already.
Jennifer - Thanks for that. It makes sense. Now I just need to find other sites to submit my story to. I know about Daily Science Fiction and Every Day Fiction. I'll look up the ones Axe mentioned.

Is it acceptable to submit one's story to multiple sites at once? If not, how long would I wait before submitting to a different site?

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It depends on the site. Make sure they allow simultaneous submissions if you want to hit several markets at once. It should be listed in the submission guidelines on each mags website. If they don't allow simultaneous sims (and most don't) then you have to wait for one before sending to the next... or risk getting pie in your eye if you get caught. HUGE strike against you ever getting an offer at that mag again.

You can send to a different site as soon as you get a rejection letter (assuming that if you get an offer you'll not need to send it out again). Different magazines take different amounts of time. Flash Fiction Online takes 2-3 weeks usually. DSF is within a few days. Others can take months.

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Don't forget Plasma Frequency [Wink]

We publish 1k and pay 1 cent a word. Not pro rates, but a flash fiction market for the list.

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