“No black woman writer in this culture can write “too much.” Indeed, no woman writer can write “too much”…No woman has ever written enough.”

-- bell hooks


Hot Flash Fiction publishes fiction and other versions of the truth. No Hallmark stories. While we are interested in flash fiction, we also include short stories, novel excerpts, and essays. No self-help articles. Just smart, funny, compelling, and interesting writing. Sorry, no poetry.

We are seeking previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine—just let us know when your piece is published elsewhere, so we can help you celebrate! Please send us only one piece at a time.

Please send us your manuscript on Submittable (see button below.) Include a short cover letter and contact information. Submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis. Under 5,000 words is ideal. Up to 9,000 if it’s truly amazing. We will read all submissions and get back to you as soon as we can.

We offer an honorarium equal to your age for each published story. Our stories remain posted on our primary page before joining our archives.


If you can not acess Submittable, you can send your work to us at submissions@hotflashfiction.com. Please put the word count and genre in the subject line.

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