Flash Discourse
Annual Call for Themed Submissions as Half Flash

2020 Theme: “Epiphany”

400 words minimum, 500 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense.

Submit up to 4 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction/Half Flash.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open July 1.

Submissions close September 30.


Image: Olivia from Twelfth Night by Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922). Color photogravure. No size specified. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1896. Collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library. By free license.