We accept submissions of fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art for consideration for each issue’s cover. Please limit longer works – flash fiction, fiction or nonfiction – to one submission. For poetry and art, please limit your submission to five pieces.

Importantly, we do not accept previously published pieces.

FLARE editors select work through a blind reading process. Please remove names and identifying features from actual manuscripts.

Our publications are released in spring.

Deadline of 2020 Spring Issue: January 10th, 2020


FLARE seeks to publish the most developed poetry we can find. We place high value on unique and fresh poetic language. We also appreciate and encourage experimentation with form, style, and rhyme. We are most attracted to pieces that throw us around the room and make us reevaluate our perspectives.

Please add a cover letter and submit no more than five poems per submission.


FLARE looks for fiction that showcases evocative storytelling and fresh perspectives with developed voices. We admire original, organic, and thought-provoking pieces no matter the genre.

Fiction submissions should be 5,000 words or less with a cover letter, please!


FLARE looks for fiction for flash pieces that pack a punch. Surprise us, make us consider things we had never thought to before.

Flash fiction submissions should be 250-1,000 words.


We are open to any style or genre of nonfiction, but we are most drawn to work that tells a story, features narrative cohesion, and offers insight into a culture, situation, event, phenomenon or observation.

Nonfiction submissions should be 5,000 words or less. Please include a cover letter with your submission.


FLARE primarily looks for cover art along with some section pieces. We look for strong, unique, and statemented art from photography to design and illustration, in order to complement our written submissions. Please include no more than five pieces, preferably as hi-res .jpeg or .pdf files.

Please include a cover letter with your submission.


FLARE uses Submittable for all submissions. No submissions will be accepted by email. Please note simultaneous submissions and notify us if it is accepted elsewhere.

We receives a high volume of submissions and make our best effort to respond to all within 6 months.

To submit to FLARE click here.


Payment is in the form of two copies of the issue in which the author is published.


We adhere to the general editorial standards established by The New York Times and we do not publish profanity or obscenity.