Fiction Attic Press — flash fiction & serial fiction by new and established writers

What we publish:

We publish flash fiction about twice a month, free to all subscribers. We also publish serial fiction in our novella-in-flash series. Fiction Attic has been publishing flash fiction and essays online since 2005.

The case for a paid subscription

Paid subscribers get:

  • Weekly flash fiction

  • Occasional “On Writing” posts with audio

  • Access to the complete archives

  • Access to every installment of our current serialized novella project (Our current serial fiction project is CENTER OF CENTER, a novella-in-flash by Chris Wiewiora).

Founding members also receive

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Our Story

Fiction Attic Press began in 2005 as a labor of love. As a new mom with very little time to write, I wanted to publish flash fiction that made me feel and made me think, stories that could be read in under five minutes. Early issues included very short stories by Thaisa Frank, Steve Almond, Gloria Frym, Stephen Elliott, Michelle Tea, and Vanessa Hua, among others, and interviews with literary luminaries like Kate Braverman.

We’ve also published a few books in print, including two flash fiction anthologies, an anthology of modern short stories, debut novels by Magdalena Waz and Karen Guzman, and the collected stories of the enigmatic Jiri Kajane.

The original website is still up and running. We began publishing on Substack in May of 2022 at the behest of our young editorial assistant, Oscar Phelan, to make our stories easier to find for subscribers. We hope to bring out our first novella-in-flash in late 2022.

Teen Voices: We welcome submissions of flash fiction from high school students through our Teen Voices submissions portal. Additionally, the Teen Voices Creative Writing Scholarship provides free classes and mentorship to promising young writers who do not have access to a creative writing class in their school.

Thank you for reading!

-Michelle Richmond, Publisher

Why subscribe?

You’ll get flash fiction in your inbox a few times per month (twice a month for free subscribers, weekly for paid subscribers).

Do you write flash fiction or personal essays?

You can submit your own flash fictions of 1,000 words or fewer on our Submittable site. We are also always on the lookout for well-written personal essays. As of May, 2022, we accept novellas-in-flash and sketchbook stories. View our submission portal.

Subscribe to Fiction Attic Press

We publish flash fiction, serial fiction, personal essays, and memoir by new and established writers, plus the "On Writing" craft series.


Fiction Attic Press

We publish flash fiction, serial fiction, personal essays, and the On Writing series. If you love to read fiction, please subscribe and share. And if you write flash fiction, we would love to see it.