Written by A Guest Author April 27th, 2023

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts: Now Seeking Submissions

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is an online publisher of shortform writing like micro fiction/nonfiction, flash writing, and prose poetry. The journal is a project of Matter Press. They pay contributors $50 per published piece.

At The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts they believe, “that something very small can add up to something very big, as in the compressed moment of the big bang.” They’re looking for small writing that makes a big impact. The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and Matter Press are closely tied to fashfiction.net; all are edited by Randall Brown.

They Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is published weekly, but the journal isn’t always open to submissions. Right now they’re open through June 15, and submitting authors can expect a response within five days. They accept around 2% of the submissions they receive.

Authors of shortform fiction, creative nonfiction, and prose poetry may submit one piece, 600 words or fewer. Please note that The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts does not accept poetry with line breaks.

Authors may submit one piece in each category at a time.   Fiction and fictional prose poems form one category, while nonfiction and creative nonfictional prose poetry are together in another category. Authors should wait to receive a response before sending another submission, and should only submit up to three pieces in each category per reading period.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts 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, including writing published on blogs and other personal websites.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, 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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