Vestal Review is the longest-running flash fiction magazine on the planet, published continuously since March 2000. It’s an online magazine coming out twice a year, and it’s eclectic, so a lot of different approaches work, provided they don’t pass the limit of 500 words. VR tends more toward narrative than some other magazines, but we're also quite taken by arresting sentences, exciting setups, and characters worth watching.
Tips From the Editor
First and foremost, we like to hear a distinctive voice; second, saying something we haven’t heard before. Third, we’d like the story to move along and not be some static set of observations or a prose poem. What we see too much of: tired or inexact language, well-worn or contrived plots, and nonexistent endings.