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 flash (short-shorts) fiction, 500 words or fewer. We don't accept reprints. 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 three months, it means that your story got multiple reads and has a better than average chance of acceptance.
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 submisisons, but only one at the time.