We are now closed for regular fiction submissions. From May 1st to August 15 we will be accepting entries for our annual flash fiction contest.

Third Wednesday publishes short-short fiction stories of up to 1,000 words. 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 about 3 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.

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