We're looking for solid writing.  Chip-your-teeth-on-it writing.  Punched-in-the-throat writing.  Don't-care-if-it's-funny-or-sad-or-sarcastic-so-long-as-it-makes-us-react writing.  We publish what we like.  It's as simple as that.  For more information about our aesthetic and history, check out editor Kerri Farrell Foley's interview with "Six Questions." 

All submissions should be R-rated or less.  Profanity is acceptable (we've heard all the grown-up words  already), but we will not consider excessive violence, extreme erotica, or anything involving animal cruelty.  Call us evil censors if you must, be we're just not looking to be a purveyor of sadist smut or bunny mutilation manifestos.

Please review the individual category guidelines carefully.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please send them as a single submission. Bonus points if you send them as a single attachment too!

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us immediately if you're work is accepted elsewhere.  

All work must be completely original, your own work, and previously unpublished in any format. 
We define micro fiction as prose or verse of 100 words or less. Keep it sharp and make it sing. Sending multiple works in a single submission is encouraged in this category. 
"Brevity is the soul of wit."  Some guy named Shakespeare said that.  We define flash fiction as prose of 1,000 words or less. Sending multiple works in a single submission is encouraged in this category. 
We're not looking for any specific form or meter. We're not concerned with limiting word count, either. Just make sure it 'sings.'  If you are submitting word art poetry, please submit as a high resolution image file.  Sending multiple works in a single submission is encouraged in this category. 
We are seeking short stories of 1,000 words or more. But please don't send us a novel.  We've already got novels coming out our ears over here. Consider around 5,000 words as a general word-max guideline. 
Don't we all have an interesting story to tell?  Okay, maybe not.  But what we're really looking for is common stories told in interesting ways.  Make us look at a hum-drum day in a different way.  Open our eyes and make us see things from your unique perspective.  We prefer essays of 2,000 words or less.  Multiple works in a single submission are acceptable in this category.
We need cover art!  Send us your photos, your sketches, your paintings, your word art.  As compulsive writers and readers, we don't get out into the bright light of day with our cameras and paint brushes as often as we would like.  So we need your contributions to make our digital issues beautiful.  Sending multiple works in a single submission is encouraged in this category.