Bright Flash Calls for Flash Fiction

Bright Flash just opened its doors last month as an online journal of flash fiction and nonfiction. The journal has published eight stories so far from a broad range of styles.

Here’s what the editors say:

“Bright Flash Literary Review is a home for flash and short fiction. We’re here to provide a space for all voices, the heard and unheard. There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect collection of words.”

They are currently seeking submissions on a rolling basis.

Image for a Bright Flash story

How to Submit to Bright Flash

Here’s what you need to know about submitting to Bright Flash:

  • Fiction, nonfiction, and memoir submissions must contain 1,500 words or less.
  • Please send in a short author’s bio written in the third-person.

They do accept really short pieces of fiction (i.e., under 50 words), but they do want a complete story. Make sure you include a beginning, middle, and end.

Writers can expect to hear back from them within a month. If you are accepted, the editors do ask that you hold off on submitting them again for at least six months.

The journal only accepts submissions online, so please don’t send anything to them via email or snail mail. They do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask authors to tell them if it is published elsewhere. They do not take previously published work.

To view Bright Flash’s full submission guidelines, click here.

Good luck to everyone who submits! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. If you do get accepted, please let me know. I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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