Submissions

Come one, come all – Fiction Kitchen Berlin is open for flash fiction submissions! We want to see what’s inside your soul. What makes you tick. We want to see the thoughts that haunt your imagination, that keep you awake at night. We want your stories! Send them in now.  

WHAT WE ACCEPT

  • Flash fiction stories under 1,000 words (strict limit!)
  • We want to read complete stories that are weird, strange, surreal, gripping, speculative, and imaginative. Whatever you send, just make sure it’s your best work. We want to be blown away!
  • Previously published work is fine
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
  • Submissions from English-speaking authors living in Berlin preferred – but open to all authors, everywhere! (we don’t want geography to get in the way of a great story)

WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT

  • Bad writing, or writing riddled with typos, errors, etc. Please double and even triple check your work before submitting. We provide minimal editing only – anything that requires more will unfortunately be rejected.
  • No poetry, no cheesy romance, no balls-to-the-wall erotica (but sexual content is fine if needed), and no biography-type stories please.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Send an email to: Submissions (@) Fictionkitchen.Berlin and include the following information:Subject line: Submission_Name of work_Your surname

Body of mail: Please include a brief intro and your Bio (max 100 words). Your bio will be posted underneath your story. Please also include any links needed e.g. link to your own blog, etc.

The story: If you haven’t already, please start using Shunn’s short story format for your submissions. This has quickly become the de-facto template these days for submissions via email.

Please send .doc files only

There are no submission fees.

As this is a volunteer service, there is no payment to authors.

We will try our best to notify you as soon as we can regarding your submission. Should you not hear back from us after two months from your submission date, please do reach out and give us a prod.

If you do get accepted, you will retain all rights to your work after publication. However, you agree that we can publish the story on Fiction Kitchen Berlin, with a really nice image of our choosing to go with it.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Your own author section on Fiction Kitchen Berlin – all your published stories will be gathered there. Think of it as your mini-website! The more you submit to us (and the more stories we post from you), the better your page will look. Get posting today!
  • Promotion of the your piece on social media. Not only via our own channels but we will send links to external Flash Fiction Facebook Groups too.
  • Inclusion of your story in a quarterly news update to our flash fiction meetup group in Berlin. Currently nearing 600 members (Sept. 2019)
  • And, as a one-time extra bonus, some good karma! *

*Not quite sure what that last line means either.

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