Submission Guidelines

MANDATORY GUIDELINES

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE A BRIEF, THIRD PERSON BIOGRAPHY AND AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WHETHER OR NOT YOUR SUBMISSION IS AN ESSAY OR FICTION 

We have a newly mandated soft word count. Minimum amount of words can be 200, the maximum can be 2,000. Please thoroughly proof and edit your work prior to submitting to us. All essays and fiction must follow MLA formatting. Preferred font: Times New Roman, 12pt., double-spaced. Please consider using 150% zoom in the Microsoft Office View feature.

Please note: we retain first electronic rights and non-exclusive rights. We ask that you credit “originally published on Chicago Literati” as an epitaph above your short story or essay if it’s published in a different magazine.

We do accept simultaneous submissions and reprints, but please inform us.We accept unsolicited submissions but only through our Submittable account. All submissions must include a brief, succinctly written third-person biography at the foot of said submission or included in the cover letter.

Submissions should not be sent to our Gmail account.


Submissions for THE DAILY FLASH are always open. THE DAILY FLASH doubles as a tax deductible gift and specialty flash fiction and flash column series. Submissions must be a minimum of 200 words and must not exceed 800 words. We do not take micro-fiction (e.g., “for sale: baby shoes, never worn”). Please follow MLA formatting and proofread your work prior to submitting.


 THE TINY FOLKTALE ISSUE 

JULY 21ST-AUGUST 11TH, 2017 

From July 21st to August 11th, we’re holding a special issue dedicated to tiny folktales told in vignette form or told in six words or less.

What are we looking for?
Unique folktales told in short form. Submitters can either send in stories told in six words or a vignette that ranges between our soft word count of 200-400 words.

What kind of folktales?
Think The Wind in the WillowsAesop’s FablesGrimm’s Fairy Tales, and L’Morte d’Arthur. We’re especially wanting folktales told through the lens of contemporary culture (think like Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Lauren Groff’s Arcadia).

What don’t you want?
Please, please respect the mandated word count. Again, this is a tiny folktale issue with a limited timeline. We’re expecting to open the issue Monday, July 24th (or sooner) and close it Friday, August 11th. Save your longer work for upcoming issues.

Is there anything else?
Nope! Happy submitting! 


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