Scribble is an exciting venue for exceptional flash and short fiction. Our eclectic journal is open to literary fiction and all fiction genres with a literary approach.


We accept unsolicited submissions of fiction all year round. All work must be previously unpublished. Reply time is 4-6 weeks.

  • We request fiction of 2,000 words or less.
  • Please, use Times New Roman and double space.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please, withdraw upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Please, include a short bio (third person) of no more than 40 words in case of publication.
  • We request only one item per submitter.
  • The contest opens October 1st and closes December 1st, 2019.
  • The fee is $12 per entry.
  • You must be an adult 18 or over to enter.
  • You must be a beginning or emerging writer: a beginning writer has never published, an emerging writer has been published several times but does not have a professionally published book.
  • Your submission must be 2,000 words or less.
  • You may submit separate entries as many times as you like.
  • Each of your entries must contain one story.
  • Each of your entries must include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and word count on the cover page.
  • Each of your entries should be double-spaced and, preferably, in Times New Roman.
  • The winner will receive a cash prize of $200, publication in the January 2020 edition of Scribble, and will be notified by January 1st, 2020.