Guidelines for Submitting to Suddenlys.com Project
What is the Suddenlys Project?
The Suddenlys Project is a challenge to writers to create and submit Flash Fiction and Flash Non-Fiction, also known as Suddenlys, 1 - 1,500 words.
We accept select stories and creative non-fiction adhering to the guidelines – the shorter the better.
Pieces fewer than 6 words MUST be accompanied by a compelling graphic, provided by you, the writer. We feel that with extreme Flash Fiction and non-Fiction, a graphic must be part of the work.
If your submission is more than 1,500 words (but under 2,000 words), we will consider it, depending on quality; the longer the piece, the more selective we will be.
All submissions are to be submitted via email. No snail mail, please.
Drafts and polished stories and creative non-fiction are welcome, but this is not a critique site. The Suddenlys Project volunteers will not critique your work, although we will allow for moderated blog comments by other writers and readers. (NOTE: Hate speech in the comment section will not be tolerated and, therefore, will not be posted).
Previously published work is okay, but please include all publication information so that we can attribute properly.
With your submission, please include a short bio and photo of yourself or a photo/work of art related to your theme.
Good news: There is no charge to submit your work, and after your work appears on our site, you will retain all rights to your work.
Bad news: We do not pay for works we accept and post – this this is a bare bones project.
You will NOT be solicited for a vanity publication; writers should never be charged a fee for having their work published.
We do not sponsor writing contests.
Some classic Flash Fiction Stories:
Submit Your Work (Text pasted in the body of your email, photo/artwork to be attached as a jpeg file) to:
If we are friends on Facebook, remind me of your submission via Facebook because I check the above email only about once a week.
PLEASE do NOT submit your work via Messenger; we will ignore and delete any submission submitted in this manner.
Sorry, but Messenger offers the potential for too many viruses!
(Updated: September 13, 2019)
Image Credit: “Earthrise,” NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University
Published: October 5, 2017