200 CCs: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | February 17, 2016

A new online publication, 200 CCs publishes one 200-word story each week. Though short, the stories in 200 CCs aren’t vignettes. Rather, they’re complete, condensed narratives. Like concentrated juice, the micro-stories in 200 CCs are punchy and impactful. They’re easy to read but hard to forget; they’re small stories that make a big entrance and leave a lasting impression. While 200 CCs favors fiction, they also publish creative nonfiction and poetic prose. At the end of the year, they plan to collect all 52 pieces of micro-fiction in a print anthology. For now, you can (quickly) read the 200-word stories they’ve published online.

200 CCs accepts general submissions year-round. Right now, they’re also looking for holiday-themed submissions, to be submitted by the following deadlines: Good Friday or Easter, March 11; Mother’s Day, April 22; Canada Day or U.S. Independence Day, June 24; Halloween, October 14; Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day, October 28; Christmas, December 2.

Authors of all genres—fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetic prose—may submit up to three 200-word stories at a time. Stories needn’t be exactly 200 words, but should range from around 185 to 215 words. Each story should be complete in itself, not part of a series. Experimental formatting is welcome as long as it doesn’t require unusual typographical settings.

200 CCs accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions and reprints, but ask that authors identify such stories accordingly in a cover letter. Authors published in 200 CCs are paid a token payment of $0.01 per word, or $2, whichever is more. Authors who publish reprints in 200 CCs are paid $1 per story.

If you would like to learn more or submit to 200 CCs, please visit their website at http://ironsoap.com/200-ccs/submissions/.