The Flexible Persona

General Submissions: 

We read for engaging, character-driven fiction in which there is a marriage between plot and story. We are open to all genres. We also read for sharp-edged poetry.

The Flexible Persona produces biannual print issues (April/May and October). Simultaneous submissions accepted. As the author, you retain all rights and copyright to your work. You are granting The Flexible Persona nonexclusive rights to publish your previously unpublished work.


  • We accept fiction submissions between 1,200 and 6,500 words. 


  • We accept up to 3 poems per submission. Please upload all three in the same document.
  • We accept up to 3 flash pieces per submission. Please upload all three in the same document.

Payment:
We pay for both print & online fiction and poetry. For details, see categories.

Except for the contest entry fee, all fees below are not reading fees but online submission fees. If you cannot pay the fee, please visit the site for details on mailing your submission.

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We read for engaging, character-driven fiction in which there is a marriage between plot and story. We are open to all genres

We accept submissions between 1,200 and 6,500 words.

We are proud to say that for our third print volume (2018), we will be able to pay our writers. For now, it's a token payment, but we hope to increase this in the future. 

Payments for prose varies depending on funding. The range for prose is $15 – $50. Payment is remitted upon publication.


If you prefer not to pay the online submission fee, please see site for mailing details.

By submitting, you agree to have your email added to our e-newsletter list.


Please submit no more than three (3) poems in one document.

If one of your poems is accepted elsewhere, please do not withdraw the whole file. Just add a note to your submission indicating which poem you are withdrawing. 

Your poems will be considered for both online and print publication.

Payment:

We are proud to say that for our third print volume (2018), we will be able to pay our writers. For now, it's a token payment, but we hope to increase this in the future.
Payments for poetry varies depending on funding. The range is $10 – $35 for print. Payment is remitted upon publication.

We also offer our contributors a free digital download of the issue (ePub format which is compatible with iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and most other e-readers on tablets and the web).

If your poem or flash fiction is selected for publication on the site for 2018, you will also receive payment upon publication. The payment for online publication varies, as well, depending on funding, but the minimum payment is $10.

Rights:
The Flexible Persona acquires first-time print/digital publication rights. Rights revert back to writers upon publication.


By submitting, you agree to have your email added to our e-newsletter list.
What are we looking for? Think character-centric, stories of identity or the body for publication on the site in 2018.

GUIDELINES:
  • 1,000 words or fewer
  • Submit up to three (3) flash fiction pieces in one doc
  • Unpublished work only (yes, blogs and social media count as published) 
  • Include a short (<150 word) bio in your cover letter
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions. If one of your pieces is accepted elsewhere, do not withdraw the entire document. Add a note letting us know which piece you are withdrawing.
Payment:
Writers are paid at time of publication. Payment varies depending on funding. Minimum payment is $10.

Rights:
The Flexible Persona acquires first-time digital publication rights. Rights revert back to writers upon publication.

By submitting, you agree to have your email added to our e-newsletter list.

The Flexible Persona