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

If you are a Vestal Review alumni, please submit your publishing news to us. Don't forget to include the links. Please limit your news to two.

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. Give us a short description of the book. Don't forget a link to the purchase information! Please limit the file size to 250 KB. Do not submit PDFs or .docs. Submit images as .jpg. Use this format as a guide:

The editors reserve the right to refuse any ad.

Ends on June 30, 2018

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. 

Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2017. The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and publication in Vestal Review, and the runner-up entry will be published in Vestal Review at our usual terms. There is no nomination fee. Only a publication editor is eligible to submit a nomination. One story per magazine, please. Please attach the nominated story AND provide the link.

Please state your credentials, the name of the author and the date of the publication when nominating.  

The nomination process will close on Jun 30, 2018.

The final judge this year is Michelle Richmond. 

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books include the 2017 psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE PACT, which has been sold in 30 languages and was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK;  GOLDEN STATE, the critically acclaimed novel that imagines modern-day California on the brink of secession from the United States; the international bestseller THE YEAR OF FOG; and the story collection HUM, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. 



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 for the print copy or color for the Website. No pay, just fame.