Submission Policy

Flash fiction open to all.

Basic Guidelines

  • Work should be original and submitted by the writer.
  • Work should use original characters.
  • Work should be fiction.
  • Word count: no more than 2,500 words.
  • Most genres accepted. (See What Won’t Be Published below, for exceptions.)
  • Work should be fully edited and ready for publication.
  • Work may use suggested prompts, suggested words, or none of the suggestions.
  • Submissions should be copy/pasted into the provided submission form. No file attachments.

What Won’t Be Published

  • Stories with gratuitous sex or violence.  (ie: edgy or sexual content is fine, but consider story above all).
  • BDSM (related to above, but still a necessary distinction)
  • Stories with song lyrics or extensively quoted material from other sources. (Music and lyrics are a huge copyright mess.)
  • Offensive topics or treatment of topics that can harm any human rights that are officially or should be officially protected.
  • Cross-posted work or anything currently on submission for print or paid publication.

Basic Agreement/Indemnification:

By clicking on “Submit” below, you agree to the following:

  • While U.S. copyright is a given with an artist’s work, it will not be the responsibility of Fiction with Friends to track down permissions or future infringement of a submission’s rights.
  • Fiction with Friends offers no other compensation other than publication on the site.
  • A published submission may or may not be deleted from the site at the author’s request. Fiction with Friends reserves the right to evaluate this decision based upon a case-by-case  basis.
  • Copyright infringement by the author or any related instance of plagiarism will result in removal of the story from the site and may result in suspension from future submissions.
  • Users will not seek legal action against Fiction with Friends or its proprietor.