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Special Edition: Contest Issue!

Fall 2022 Issue: Love Unleashed

Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them — especially when they help us find romance. For this issue, we want stories filled with neighs, barks, and meows. But think outside the litter box. Give us unexpected pets like turtles, bunnies, fish … or even a boa constrictor!

Set your story in another time or a far-off place with pets that steal the show and warm our hearts. Try a mystery or suspense with an animal partner and some sweet romance.

Animals can create laughter or tears. Show us characters interacting with their favorite pets — just don’t forget to include lots of romance of the human variety!

Submissions open September 9, 2022

Deadline: October 7, 2022


Be sure to check out our Submission Guidelines to see what we are looking for, what we DON’T want, and how best to submit your flash fiction story.