Upcoming Themes

Summer 2022 Issue: Love Is Magical

Take us somewhere magical!

For this fantasy-only issue, we want stories that shimmer with the extraordinary—lush worlds and enchanting characters. Show us love in cursed castles, magical candy shops, and faerie gardens. 

Take us to a whole new world or weave something magical into familiar surroundings. Combine sparkling details with a swoon-worthy romance and we’re sure to be enchanted.

Submissions open June 20, 2022

Deadline: July 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Issue: Love Unleased

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.