Hot Flash Fiction

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


We want to create a space where our voices could be heard and so could the voices of other women whose life experiences have been cast and polished into wisdom—the fertile soil of great fiction. We offer Hot Flash Fiction as an outlet for writing by women of a certain age, for women of a certain age or of interest to women of a certain age

Hot Flash Fiction publishes fiction and other versions of the truth. No Hallmark stories. No self-help articles. Just smart, funny, compelling, and interesting writing. Sorry, no poetry.  While there is a broad theme to the writing we’re looking to publish, we hope to attract a diverse range of voices on a plentitude of topics. Please share your stories with us. 

We are seeking previously unpublished work.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.

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.



Hot Flash Fiction