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.

Please consider and follow the following guidelines prior to submitting.

  • No Simultaneous Submission1
  • No Multiple Submissions2
  • 700 words or less (recommended no less than 300 words)
  • Genre is Crime, Noir, or Hard-boiled3
  • No content that could be deemed as condoning or promoting:
    • sexual abuse
    • child abuse
    • animal abuse
  • No romance, fetish, or pornographic fiction
  • Shotgun Honey flash fiction is a non-paying market at this time
  • All fiction published on Shotgun Honey is the copyright of the author

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1. If you do submit a story to multiple markets please let us know in advance, and if your story has been picked up elsewhere let us know as soon as possible. We attempt to read and review submissions within 2-4 weeks of receipt.
2. Submit only one story at a time. You may submit a new story as soon as your current submission is either accepted or rejected.
3. We have published western and horror fiction in the past, but unless otherwise stated, do not submit works outside the crime genre.