What we are looking for in Flash Fiction
Pieces that combine the lyricism of poetry with the impact of short stories to surprise, challenge, and move the reader.
You may submit 1 or 2 pieces of flash prose, with a total word count of 1,500.
Please submit prose poems as Poetry.
We do not accept previously published material. This includes publication in any public venue, including print, web, and personal blogs.
For an extra $2, a TLR editor will provide direct feedback on your manuscript. "Feedback," for the purposes of TLR submissions, comprises concise notes on what's working and what isn't working for your story or essay. The feedback may be two lines, it may be two paragraphs, but it will always be actionable.
See Flash with Feedback - Fiction for details.
In Fiction we offer a full-critique of your manuscript from a highly qualified reader. You will receive an editorial letter that details your submission’s strengths and weaknesses and potential next steps.
See Full Critiques for Fiction for details.