Announcing Free Flash Fiction and Short Stories!


At Short Story and Flash Fiction Society, we want to support indie authors in whatever way we can. We love short stories and flash fiction, so it’s only natural that we’d want to share your works with the world. We want to show the world that short fiction is legitimate literary work!

So it’s with great pleasure that we announce we’d like to allow you to post short stories here for free! (However, if you’d like to be considered for sales, please see this page!)

But before you get excited about submitting your work, please check out our guidelines so that everything runs as smoothly as possible and you maximize your chances of having your stories accepted at SSFFS.

How does it work?

  • You may email us your story at shortstory(dot)flashfictionsociety(at)gmail(dot)com.
  • Please make sure to review the requirements and guidelines for submissions below. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in an automatic rejection.
  • We will review your story when we are able. Please do not send follow-up emails asking if we’ve reviewed your story yet–things get busy and queues tend to build up. Rest assured, we will get to yours.
  • Whether accepted or rejected, we will let you know.
  • If your story is accepted, we will also let you know when it has been posted so that you can promote it.
  • If your story is rejected, please do not re-submit the same story in the future. However, you are welcome to submit other stories.
  • Please include a brief bio, social media links, and a photo of yourself (if you like), so that we can add it to your story and give readers a way to get in touch.

Which genres can I submit?

Your story can be submitted in one of the following genres:
  • Horror
  • Sci-fi
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Humor
  • Feel-Good
  • Romance
  • YA in any of the above genres
You may NOT submit any of the following:
  • Children’s stories
  • Erotica
  • Anything with hate-speech or unnecessarily explicit sexual violence

What are the requirements?

If you’re submitting flash fiction…
  • The length should be between 500-800 words.
  • The format should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Do not send PDFs.
If you’re submitting short stories…
  • The length should be between 900-3500 words.
  • The format should be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Do not send PDFs.
Editing and formatting:
  • Your stories should be proofread before you submit them. If we see typos, punctuation errors, or syntax or grammatical errors, we may reject your story on those grounds alone. We do reserve the right to do some light editing for the site.
  • Please do not include a cover image. Only the text will appear on the site.
  • Send your story to us in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats. If you send a .PDF, .MOBI, or any other file type, they will be rejected automatically. They are too time-consuming to edit.
  • Finally, do not email requesting a length extension or asking if you can submit something shorter. We have length requirements for a reason and will not make exceptions.
  • You are free to submit stories that have been published elsewhere. These are simply free stories for readers to enjoy–you will not be paid, but you will receive free exposure on our site.

Can I pull my story from your site if I choose?

Yes. We will remove your story from the site upon your request.

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