Starting in June, Necessary Fiction will publish weekly flash fiction summer reading, and we're looking for your best work in 750 words or less. 

We want flash fiction that surprises and engages us; that's powerful and dynamic; that's unexpected and humorous; and that dazzles us with language and emotional resonance. Pieces should be more than a punchline or joke, and submissions that trade on body part humor are unlikely to be accepted. 

We'll publish at least one piece of flash each Wednesday; maybe more, if there are a number of submissions too good to turn down. We're especially interested in reading flash written by women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community, though your submission does not necessarily have to include themes or characters representing these communities. 

One submission per person. Multiple submissions will go unread. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please note in your cover letter. Please note that we are ONLY reading for summer flash fiction right now — regular submissions are currently closed.

Here are recent flash pieces we've published:

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