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


Please read the entire guidelines before submitting. No, really. Please do.

Submit a magic realism story of up to 250 words. It can be a story of the type of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" or humorous magic realism. No hard science fiction or high fantasy.  The selected story will appear on the VR's website every other Monday. The best published story of three months selected by the reader's poll will be included in the next issue of Vestal Review with our standard publication pay. No fees. 

Please do not submit anything that doesn't match the theme or the story length limitations.
Any author may submit a free flash fiction book ad (it could be either for a paper or e-book). A former contributor may submit any book ad as long as she/he is the author. Don't forget a link to the purchase information! Please limit the file size to 250 KB. Do not submit PDFs. Use this format as a guide:

http://www.vestalreview.org/worthy-books/


The editors reserve the right to refuse any ad.
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We assume that every writer is also a reader, so please read the guidelines before submitting and not the other way around. This category is ONLY for the award nominations. If you submit your own story here, we will delete it unread. Please submit your own story through the form titled Fiction. 

We would like to announce our third annual Vestal Review Award (The VERA). 

Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2016.  The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and a publication in Vestal Review, and the runner-up entry gets publication in Vestal Review at our usual terms. There is no nomination fee. Only a magazine editor is eligible to submit a nomination. One story per magazine, please. 

Editor, it can not be your own story.

Please state your credentials when nominating.

Go to this link for more details. 


Color art for the print and Web issues covers. Please submit portrait orientation only with the ratio of 1.5 or 1.6. Payment is one copy of the print issue.

Interior illustrations in B&W. No pay, just fame.