Vestal Review is the oldest magazine of flash fiction, published continuously since 2000.

We are looking for an illustrator and/or web designer to join our team. Please state your experience and the reason why you want this non-paying job. 

This is NOT a place to submit your stories.

This category is ONLY for the award nominations. If you submit your own story here, we will delete it unread.  Editors, please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2019.   

The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and publication in Vestal Review, the second prize gets $50 and publication, and the third place gets $25 and publication. All three will receive a print copy of the issue as well. The nominating editor gets a copy as well. 

Please state your credentials, the name of the author, the date of the publication and the link to the story when nominating.  If the story was only in print, please attach it.

The nomination process will close on June 30, 2020.

The final judge for VERA 2020 is Meg Pokrass.  

Meg is the U.K. based author of six flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, and a novella-in-flash from the Rose Metal Press. Her latest is a flash fiction collection called The Dog Seated Next To Me, published in 2019 by Pelekinesis Press. Her stories have been published in Electric Literature, Tin House, Wigleaf, Jellyfish Review, Smokelong Quarterly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and over 800 literary magazines over the last 10 years.



20 Plus for 20 for 2020.   We will pay $20 extra dollars (for the total of $45) for each accepted story to celebrate our 20th anniversary in March of 2020.  

Please read the entire guidelines before submitting. No, really. Please do. It will help you, and it will help us.

Vestal Review publishes its print issues twice a year in a perfect-bound edition. We don't read new submissions in December, January, June and July. 

Vestal Review is a magazine for new flash (short-shorts) fiction, 500 words or fewer. We don't accept reprints. 

We love to hear new voices, especially from immigrants, but we don’t discriminate against anyone.

We love magic realism. High fantasy, science fiction, romance and kids stories? Not so much.

$2 fee. The honorarium is $25 plus a hard copy.  All stories from the print edition will appear on the Web as well. All payments will be made only through PayPal.  We consider only one story per submission, so if you submit more, we will read only the first one. Feel free to make multiple submissions, but only one at the time. We accept simultaneous submissions. 

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