Short, Fast, and Deadly

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5 to 8
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Short, Fast, and Deadly. An eLit Mag where brevity reigns and the loquacious are sent to contemplate their sins in the rejection bin. Don't be afraid. Write Short. Write Fast. Above all, write Deadly. You'll be fine.

Short, Fast, and Deadly is published by Joseph A. W. Quintela. Fresh kills are posted on Sundays, ostensibly because it's on this day that God is too busy to notice.

Tips From the Editor

We have a 1 day response policy.
FICTION: Micro prose told in 420 characters or less (i.e. the max length of a FB status update) to be posted for the sheer joy of it. Weird? Okay. Funny? Okay. Mystery? Okay. Literary? Okay. Make it damn good. And read a couple before you submit. Besides that, just keep it R-rated.
POETRY: I'm big on stories right now. But if you must, then do it in 140 characters or less (i.e. the max length of a Twitter update). Damn good still applies. Applies double, in fact. Go to it. Oh wait! Almost forgot. No Haiku! For the love of God. No Haiku!

Contact Information

Joseph A. W. Quintela, Senior Editor
Web Submissions Only
New York
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017