Vestal Review

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Representative Authors: 
Steve Almond, Katharine Weber, Mike Resnick, Aimee Bender, Sam Lipsyte, Kirk Nesset, Judith Cofer, Bruce Boston, Robert Boswell, Bruce Holland Rogers, Michelle Richmond, Liz Rosenberg, Stuart Dybek, Robert Olen Butler and Pamela Painter.
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Issue Price: 
$10 per

Editorial Focus

Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. It has been published continuously since March 2000. Vestal Review is a semi-annual perfect-bound print magazine with a Web presence. A good flash, replete with a cohesive plot, rich language and enticing imagery, is perhaps the hardest type of fiction to write. A good flash is so condensed that it borderlines poetry. A good flash engages your mind not only for the short duration of its read, but for a long time after.

Tips From the Editor

Only stories (with plot) of 500 words or less are considered. We are not interested in porn, racial slurs, excessive gore, or obscenity. Most genres, other than children's, syrupy romance or hard science fiction, are accepted, and we love humor. Nothing preachy. Original material, no re-prints. Our target audience is people over 18, so R-rated content is OK, but not X-rated.

Contact Information

Mark Budman, Editor
127 Kilsyth Road
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017