Guidelines for Flash Flood Entries

Tired of waiting months to hear back about a submission? American Literary Review seeks to allay these concerns with our Flash Flood contest, which is open for submissions on a rolling basis. We accept flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry under 1000 words. At the end of each two-week submission window, we’ll read your submissions and decide on a winner by the following Friday! The winning story will be published on our website shortly after acceptance.

How to submit:

  • Submit at with the subject line [Story Name] – [Date of Submission (M/D)].
  • Attach your entry as a .doc or .docx.
  • Please one submission per submission period.