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.

We are seeking previously unpublished work.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.

If submitting via, please include a short cover letter with word count, genre and your contact information--along with anything you care to share about your writing or yourself. 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 finding a home in our archives.