Bright Flash Literary Review

Artwork courtesy Joanne Sala. All rights reserved.

Welcome to Bright Flash Literary Review, an online literary journal.

Submission guidelines:

Age: 18+

Flash fiction 50-words: yes!

49 words: no!

Fiction: 1500 words: yes!

1501 words: no!

Memoir: 1500 words: yes!

1501 words: no!

Simultaneous submissions: yes! (You know the drill.)

Bio: Yes! third person; 200 words or fewer

No bio: No go.

Page numbers: no

Headers: no

Translations: no

Multiple submissions: no

AI-generated material: Absolutely not.

.docx greatly preferred over .pdf

Previously published material: NO, not even on your own blog.

Response time: 30 days or fewer

Accepted story: Congrats! Please wait 60 days before submitting again.

Declined story: Please wait 30 days before submitting again.

Repeated violations: BFLR reserves the right to block any writers who repeatedly violate their guidelines.

Rights: Bright Flash Literary Review obtains first Northern American rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. Writers are strongly advised to honor other publication’s guidelines concerning previously published work. If your piece is accepted by another journal after publication in Bright Flash Literary Review, please ask for first publication attribution to BFLR.

Payment: none

Submission fee: none

Submit below through Submittable or Duosuma. E-mail submissions are not accepted. New stories are posted at the beginning of each month.


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  1. “There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect collection of words.” – Beautifully put. Lovely.


  2. Mimi Drop’s piece is wonderfully evocative. Both visual and emotional capturing a quick moment in type so eloquently.


  3. I just read “Beach Day,” by Sabena Stark. How wonderful! I felt transported to my own childhood (the sandy shores of Southern California) even though her piece was about a different coast. Vivid sensory descriptions captivated me throughout. What a gift to experience the beach through the lens of a child. Thank you for bringing this beautiful story to the world.


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