Written by Ella Peary February 11th, 2021

Flypaper Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Born as a subculture hip-hop zine in the 90’s, Flypaper Lit publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction alongside articles about music, fashion, sports, and culture. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading the journal online. A selection of Flypaper’s online content is also collected in a yearly anthology, released each December.

Helmed in Columbus, they have a soft spot for work by authors with ties to Ohio. That said, they publish writing by authors everywhere, and aim to promote a diverse range of voices.

Flypaper Lit accepts submissions in January and February each year. Submitting authors can expect a response by the beginning of April. Flypaper only accepts one submission per author each year.

Poets may submit up to three poems. Authors of flash fiction may submit up to two flashes, 500 words or fewer each. Authors of short stories, essays, or works of creative nonfiction may submit one piece of any length, keeping in mind that Flypaper prefers work under 3,000 words. Flypaper Lit pays authors $10 per published piece.

Flypaper Lit accepts submissions online via Submittable. They only accept a limited number of free submissions on Submittable each month. But when that option closes, authors can still submit via email for free. They don’t accept submissions by post.

Flypaper Lit accepts simultaneous submissions, but asks that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work, and they don’t accept submissions that don’t adhere to their guidelines. Please read Flypaper’s submission guidelines in full before submitting.

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

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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