Regular Fiction Submission are closed until September of 2018. Our summer issue selections have been made and our fall issue will feature winning stories from our annual flash fiction contest. The contest will begin taking entries on June 1, 2018.
Third Wednesday publishes short-short fiction stories of up to 1,500 words, but we favor stories of a thousand words or less. We do not print genre fiction, children's fiction or memoir. Send only one story per submission as a separate .doc or .docx file.
Keep in mind that, due to limited space, TW can only publish 3 to 5 prose pieces in each quarterly issue. That means we have to pass on many fine pieces.
Do not include identifying information within your file, as all submissions are read blindly by our editors.
We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please be a good literary citizen and inform us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere. We respond to fiction submissions within 3 months.
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By submitting work to Third Wednesday, the author grants us First Right to publish the work in print and electronically (on our blog site). Work that is accepted will be published in one print issue of Third Wednesday. All copyrights revert to the author upon publication.