Akashic Press: Open to Flash Fiction Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | October 16, 2014

Akashic Press is a Baltimore based independent publisher that has produced a number of books including the bestselling illustrated book Go the F*ck to Sleep. Akashic Press is not currently open to manuscript submissions at this time, however they publish three electronic literary supplements that contained themed flash fiction.

These three electronic publications are all currently open to submission. Each has its own dedicated theme. The rights to the story revert to you after publication. Because the publisher is respected and established the name will look good in your authors bio or resume. With literary journals associated with publishers, often the easiest way to get your foot in the door, is through the literary journal. Stories can be no longer than 750 words in length and must be submitted via email.

The first themed publication is Mondays are Murder. The story must be set in a distinct location of any neighborhood in any city, anywhere. When you submit include the neighborhood, city, state, and country next to your byline. The story should be noir.

The Second is Terrible Twosdays. Submissions to this can be fiction or non-fiction. You should submit the age of your child at the time of writing. The story should focus on the challenges of parenting. Ideally, stories should be about children aged 0 to 5, but any age up to early teens, is acceptable. Stories may be fiction or nonfiction.

The third series is Thursdaze. The story should feature any drug and your character’s experience with it. They will consider everything from caffeine to cocaine. When you submit include your drug of choice next to the byline.

To learn more visit their website at :http://www.akashicbooks.com/submissions/