/ editor in chief /
/ associate editors /
K.B. Carle and Amy Barnes
/ readers /
Abigail Barker, Charlotte Hamrick, Cheryl Pappas, Cortney Phillips Meriwether, Deirdre Danklin, Elizabeth Crowder, Emily Judds, Exodus Brownlow, Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, Ian Mahler, Jessica Evans, K Chiucarello, Lisa Piazza, Marie Biondolillo, Meg Pillow, Ross Showalter, and Stephanie King
fiction that lingers long after the flash
Fractured Lit works with all writers, established as well as emerging. We want to find Flash with emotional resonance and characters we care about, who come to life through their actions and responses to the world around them. We’re searching for Flash that investigates the mysteries of being human, the sorrow and the joy of connecting to the diverse population around us.
Flash Fiction is published on Mondays. Throughout the week, we publish other content that explores the roots and the future of the flash form and genre, including essays, interviews and more.
Fractured Lit is open year-round and is available to all writers. We currently feature two separate submission categories, based on the length of the work submitted: Micro Fiction, for work under 400 words; and Flash Fiction, for work 401-1,000 words. For more information, please see our submission page.
We also feature contests throughout the year. View our calendar here.
statement of values
We believe that the power of stories and art serves as a medium to help us empathize and learn from others. This is a worthwhile pursuit as we strive to build an inclusive literary magazine that desires to represent the voices of all people in the form of fresh and exciting flash fiction. In order to do this, we will not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, family status, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, or for any other reason. What we love about flash fiction is the form’s ability to create an empathic and emotional connection between the character and the reader. Its ability to question the status quo, to create a defamiliarization of the typical—to create meaning between writer and reader, to show the power that stories have to do some of the work of eliminating hate, racism, bigotry, misogyny, or the condoning or glorifying of violence. Therefore, we reserve the right not to publish works that dwell unnecessarily in or that are unchallenging of the discrimination categories listed above. We reserve the right to send back work unread and unevaluated if we find the work violates our vision of inclusivity and non-discrimination. This may result in banning individual works or writers from our submission queue.
We know that we have a unique platform to provide a space for marginalized or underrepresented voices, and we take this responsibility seriously and sincerely. Fractured Lit believes that Black Lives Matter, that Black Voices Matter, that Black Art Matters. We are working to provide an exciting, but safe place for Black writers of any background and experience. Our aim is to join in the development of an anti-racist society, to challenge bigotry, and to showcase literature from marginalized or underrepresented voices.
In order to provide a safe publishing experience, we will support the victims of sexual harassment. We reserve the right to deplatform writers if we learn that they have broken our non-discrimination values elsewhere.