100 Word Story

See writers who are published in this journal
Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Stuart Dybek, Charmaine Wilkerson, Thaisa Frank, Meg Pokrass, Kim Addonizio, Lou Beach, Molly Giles, Pamela Painter, Meg Tuite, Kim Chinquee
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
6-8
Issue Price: 
0
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

The whole is a part and the part is a whole. The 100-word format forces the writer to question each word, to reckon with Flaubert’s mot juste in a way that even most flash fiction doesn’t. At the same time the brevity of the form allows the writer “to keep a story free from explanation,” as Walter Benjamin wrote. None of us will ever know the whole story in other words. We can only collect a bag full of shards that each seem perfect.

Tips From the Editor

We open submissions for the first week of every month.

Contact Information

2323 Glen Ave.
Berkeley
CA
94708
Please note: The information provided in this database is provided by the publishers listed in it.
Last updated: Oct 28, 2022