Flash Fiction

Since 2011, Shotgun Honey has been a steady outlet for crime, noir, and hard-boiled flash fiction. Our prominent website has featured over 400 writers and has published nearly a thousand stories all told within a mere 700 words. If you feel you have what it takes to beat our gauntlet of editors, submit your story today. We’re look something new and fresh, and we hope that it’ll come from you.


We are currently accepting submissions for Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4. If you have a short story that falls between 1000-5000 words and is in the crime, noir, or mystery genres. We would prefer original stories, but are open to reprints that are 5 years or older. For more information view the submissions page.


In 2012, we expanded to longer work and published our first anthology: Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels. This was our gateway into publishing, leading to a second anthology in 2013 and our first stand alone, or Single as we called them, novella, Federales by Christopher Irvin under the One Eye Press moniker. After two years and 8 Singles, Shotgun Honey, rebranding simply as Shotgun Honey, has partnered with Down & Out Books, a premier publisher of literary and crime fiction. Shotgun Honey, with it’s new partnership, is looking to fill it’s 2018 and 2019 catalog.

If you want to be part of our growing imprint and have a novella or short novel between 25,000 and 50,000 words with a crime fiction slant, we want to read from you.

Book submissions are OPEN until February 28, 2020.