ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE A BRIEF, THIRD PERSON BIOGRAPHY AND AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WHETHER OR NOT YOUR SUBMISSION IS AN ESSAY OR FICTION
We have a newly mandated soft word count. Minimum amount of words can be 200, the maximum can be 2,000. Please thoroughly proof and edit your work prior to submitting to us. All essays and fiction must follow MLA formatting. Preferred font: Times New Roman, 12pt., double-spaced. Please consider using 150% zoom in the Microsoft Office View feature.
Please note: we retain first electronic rights and non-exclusive rights. We ask that you credit “originally published on Chicago Literati” as an epitaph above your short story or essay if it’s published in a different magazine.
We do accept simultaneous submissions and reprints, but please inform us.We accept unsolicited submissions but only through our Submittable account. All submissions must include a brief, succinctly written third-person biography at the foot of said submission or included in the cover letter.
Submissions should not be sent to our Gmail account.
Submissions for THE DAILY FLASH are always open. THE DAILY FLASH doubles as a tax-deductible gift and specialty flash fiction and flash column series. Submissions must be a minimum of 200 words and must not exceed 800 words. We do not take micro-fiction (e.g., “for sale: baby shoes, never worn”). Please follow MLA formatting and proofread your work prior to submitting.
The Contemporary Fiction Issue
November 30th–December 14th
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
From November 30th through December 14th we’ll be reading contemporary fiction submissions. Submissions should take place in the present century with a focus on how technology and politics shape our daily lives and whether or not those elements hurt or help us.
As always, submissions should stay within our soft word count of 2,000 words, be proofread and edited, and a brief, third-person biography should be included at the foot of your story.