Dear Writers,

We are looking for fresh, engaging and previously-unpublished stories of up to 2000 words in every genre and style (plus the occasional bit of poetry). Send us the pieces you're proud of -- words you want to see in print.

For an idea of what we're looking for, check out our stories tab. If you are new to flash fiction, or want a quick refresher, here are some key pointers.

Note: Open for submissions (updated September 2018)

Payment

We pay 20 USD (25 CAD) per accepted piece. This gives us non-exclusive digital rights (to publish your piece on this site), first print rights (to publish your piece in one magazine issue), and non-exclusive one-time anthology rights (to publish your story, if it selected, once in an anthology). For more details, take a look at our publishing contract.

All payments are made through PayPal.

Submission Process

We use a blind-review system. Please remove all personal information from your submission.

Send an email to submissions@buckshotmagazine.com with "Submission -- (story title)" in the subject line and your story attached in a .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .rtf file. The body of the email should be as follows:

  • Name (or pen name): First Name Last Name

  • Title of Story: "Example"

  • Word Count: ####

You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Expect to hear back from us in 4 weeks or less. Note: we cannot guarantee personal feedback.

Other things to keep in mind:

  • You may include up to three stories per submission, one submission per week

  • Simultaneous submissions accepted

  • No fan-fiction, hate speech, or excessive violence/gore/sex/crude language

  • International writers -- your submissions are more than welcome!

  • If you have any questions or queries, please contact us directly.