Paper Darts: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

Paper Darts is an online and print platform for flashes–fiction and nonfiction–that push boundaries, challenge beliefs, and showcase underrepresented perspectives. They pair unexpected flashes from unheard voices with custom artwork, and sometimes dabble like artistic outlaws in deviant endeavors like pop-up shops, art museums, readings, short story collections, vinyl records, and other such obsessions. You can get a sense of their style by reading past issues online. You can also read the editor’s stylistic suggestions on their submissions page.

Since 2009, Paper Darts has published new content online on a rolling basis. They also publish a print journal, and they recently released their seventh volume. They accept submissions year-round, and they consider all submissions for both their online and print editions.

Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit flashes of 1,000 words or fewer. They do not accept manuscripts or excepts of longer work. Paper Darts accepts poetry for their print journal, but not for online publication. Poets can check Facebook and Twitter to find out when they are open for poetry submissions.

Paper Darts accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Paper Darts, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant who works for Authors Publish. Over the past five years she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copy writer and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


Recommended resource: The Authors Publish Quick-Start Guide to Flash Fiction.