If you don't follow the rules, your submission will be regretfully rejected.
Please do not submit anything that doesn't match the theme or the story length limitations.
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. Sorry about that. Please submit your own story through the category titled Fiction.
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.
We don't read new submissions in December, January, June and July.
Vestal Review is a magazine for flash (short-shorts) fiction, 500 words or fewer. Since our content is free and we pay our authors, we are forced to resort to submission charges after 16 years of fee-free publication. Subsequently, we increased our honorarium to $25 flat.
We are responding much quicker now. If you don't get a reply in a couple of weeks or so, it means that your story gets multiple reads and has a better than average chance of acceptance.
Interior illustrations in B&W. No pay, just fame.