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We read and publish on a quarterly basis. As always, the July issue will feature the winning stories from the annual National Flash Fiction Day competition in Aotearoa New Zealand.
All issues contain stories up to 250 words. Occasionally we explore longer flash fictions or even shorter micros (see June 2018: NEW ORLEANS and December 2021: MICRO).

See the Archives to read past issues and get a feel for stories we publish.

What we like

We are looking for variety and originality. Tickle us, haunt us, gobsmack us. Choose your words carefully and leave our readers wanting more. And do it in a small space.

Please submit only previously unpublished stories. If the work has appeared in any other print or electronic journal, we consider it published. If it has appeared on a writing workshop site, we will consider it but please do let us know, and we expect Flash Frontier to be credited with first publication if your work appears in our pages.

We love original art in all forms – colourful and daring, muted and understated. We’ll choose art each month that reflects the theme.

Forthcoming Issues

Month Theme Word limit Open to Submissions Due
June NFFD issue 300 NZ – with international features
July AWA 250 NZ 30 June
October INSECT 250 NZ 30 September
December WONDER 250 International 30 November

How to submit

Electronic submissions only. Submit submissions in an email to: flashfrontier [at] gmail [dot] com, Write Submission: month / theme (that is, name the theme, as in: Submission: January / Frontiers) in the subject line.

Place your story in the body of the email. No attachments, please. If your story requires unusual formatting, let us know – the editors may ask for a different kind of document to confirm your formatting requirements.

Include the title of your story, your name and the whole text in the email.

Provide a brief biographical sketch (approx. 60 words) about yourself – written in third person – that can be included on our Contributor page. You do not have to include your bio if you have submitted to us before.

Submissions are due by the last day of the month for the following month’s issue. Each issue will appear in the latter part of month; we aim for the third Friday as our general publication date.

Remember to count: 251 won’t be accepted.