KYSO Flash

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Nin Andrews, Devon Balwit, Roberta Beary, Roy Beckemeyer, Heidi Czerwiec, Kika Dorsey, Claire Everett, Linda Nemec Foster, Tim Hawkins, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Kathryn Kulpa, W. F. Lantry, Bob Lucky, Lorette C. Luzajic, Kathleen McGookey, John Olson, Stella Pierides, Meg Pokrass, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Gary S. Rosin, Alexis Rotella, Kathryn J. Stevens, Charles D. Tarlton, Harriot West, and Leslie What (25 of the 375+ writers and artists whose works we've published)
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Feb 28
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Subscription Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

At KYSO Flash we aim to publish memorable works of art and literature. We celebrate very short forms, up to 1,000 words each, and our journal offers a smorgasbord of delicacies:

⚡  Prose poetry
⚡  Flash and micro-fiction
⚡  Hybrid forms such as haibun
⚡  Essays and creative nonfiction
⚡  Photographs, drawings, and fine art
⚡  Poetry, both free verse and structured

Tips From the Editor

As we consider submissions to our journal, awards such as the Pushcart, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, and Best of the Net loom over our decisions. We look for works that Knock Your Socks Off, that is, prize-worthy material. Whatever the genre, we cherish a unique voice, fresh language, and the sly use of literary devices such as metaphor and irony. We hope to be side-swiped, poked in the ribs, and otherwise smitten by an arresting idea, a compelling narrative, an exquisite lyric, or a moving account, all of which thread the perfect line between the personal and the universal. 

Contact Information

Clare MacQueen, Publisher
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Last updated: Aug 03, 2019