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


Short on Sugar, High on Honey: Seven to Thirteen Word Love Stories.  Please send up to four 7-13 word love stories without titles. Send each story separately. For tracking purposes, give each story a pseudo-title in this format: "SOS Your First name Your Last name" i.e. "SOSFyodorDostoyevsky." Assign a number for each additional submission i.e. "SOSFyodorDostoyevsky1."

This is an anthology that is not associated with Vestal Review magazine.

Ends on 6/30/2016

We would like to announce our second annual Vestal Review Award. 

Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2015.  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.



Vestal Review publishes its print issues twice a year in a perfect-bound edition. Some of the content is available on the Web. We welcome your submissions, but please read our guidelines first.

We don't read new submissions in December, January, June and July. All submissions sent during this time will be deleted.

Because of the great number of submissions, we are accepting only two submissions per author in a reading period (the time between two consecutive issues). Each submission is to be sent separately. We would regretfully delete any submissions after the initial two.

Our reading periods are:

1. February-May
2. August-November

All submissions should be sent through our submission manager. We do not accept any other forms of submissions. Our editors live in different cities, so we can not share a postal submission between us. Postal (snail-mail) submissions will be discarded or returned. Snail-mail submission without SASE will be discarded.

Vestal Review is a magazine for flash (short-shorts) fiction, 500 words or less.


Go here for more details: http://vestalreview.net/Guidelines.html
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.