The NY Literary Magazine invites international fiction writers to submit their flash fiction stories to our Best Short Fiction Story of 2017 contest.
It is FREE to join our short story contest! Each writer may submit up to 3 fiction stories.
We accept all genres of short fiction stories and welcome writers of any age and nationality.

Flash Fiction Story Contest Submission Guidelines:

  • Word count: 2,000 words or less (~12,000 characters).
  • Accepted file formats: Word doc, windows notepad text document, PDF or WordPad document.
  • Due to the COPPA regulations, we can only accept submissions from poets who are at least 13 years old.
    If you are younger than 13, please have your parent or legal guardian submit your short story for you.
  • Use a spellchecker to double-check your stories prior to submitting them. Any stories with grammatical errors or spelling mistakes will be trashed.

NY Literary Magazine Poetry Contest 1st Place Winner AwardContest starts: May 10th, 2017
Contest ends: December 10th, 2017
Winners will be announced on May 10th, 2018

The winners of our short fiction story contest will be honored with award seals and publication in our magazine. Finalists will receive our “Five Star Writer” award.

Thank you and good luck!


  • Please enter either your real name or your pen name.
  • Please enter your main email address. Make sure it is CORRECT, or else we won't be able to contact you!
    We will never spam you, nor sell your email or share it with anyone.
  • Please select a Genre for your short story. If your story really doesn't fit into any of the Genres, select "Other".
  • Accepted file types: docx, txt, pdf, rtf, doc, docm, odt, dot, dotm.
    Accepted file formats: Word Doc, PDF, Rich text document (WordPad), Open Document text format, Windows text document.
  • (Optional if you wish to include a photo of yourself). Due to legal reasons, please do not upload an image of yourself if you are younger than 18.
  • Here's where you can tell the world about yourself.
    When did you start writing? Have you won any awards or been published in any magazines? What kind of stories do you mainly write? How long have you been writing? What inspired you to write this story?
    What are your dreams, big aspirations?
    Feel free to also share anything else you wish about yourself.
  • Add a new row
    (Optional) If you wish us to link to your website, Facebook, twitter or other social account / writer's account etc.
Elizabeth Harding

Elizabeth Harding

Editor-In-Chief at NY Literary Magazine
Elizabeth is our Editor-in-Chief who oversees all the aspects of our online and print publications, as well as managing our team.
She has the final say over what gets published in the magazine and who wins the poetry contests.
Elizabeth Harding