Hello Writers!

We're looking for fresh, engaging stories of up to 2000 words in every genre and style, with an emphasis on flash fiction and short fiction (plus the occasional bit of poetry).

Send us the pieces you're proud of, the stories you want to see in print. So long as they have not been previously published - pieces shared on a personal blog or writing community are fine - we will consider them for publication.

For an idea of what we're looking for, read some of our previously published pieces in the stories tab. For more information on hard sells, click here. If you are new to flash fiction, or want a quick refresher, here are some key pointers.

Note: Weekly stories are currently on hiatus, but we are still taking submissions!


    We pay a flat rate of 10 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 (if your story is selected, to publish it once in an anthology). We go into more detail about these rights in our publishing contract.

    All payments are made through PayPal.

    Submission Process

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

        • Name (or pen name):
        • Title of Story:
        • Word Count:

        You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, and you can expect to hear back from us in 4 weeks or less. We can't guarantee feedback.

        Other things to keep in mind:

        • Remove personal information in your submission - our submission process is blind
        • Up to three stories per submission, one submission per week
        • No simultaneous submissions
        • No fan-fiction, hate speech, or excessive violence/gore/sex/crude language
        • International submissions welcome!
        • If you have any questions or queries, please contact us directly.