The ScissorTALE Review is an online journal seeking quality poetry, short fiction, and flash fiction. We are accepting submissions from all STUDENTS currently attending a college or university in the Great Plains area. We consider the Great Plains area to consist of the following states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. All submissions are automatically eligible for the $100.00 editors’ prize.
We are interested in poetry, fiction, and flash fiction that is thoughtful and compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter for this issue. Please note that the short fiction must be between ~1, 600 and 4,000 words. Flash fiction is composed of around 1,500 words. Each short fiction or flash fiction piece needs to be complete – not a chapter of an ongoing work.
We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission will not be considered if you submit more than 3 poems or fail to follow the word limit guidelines. By submitting, you give us permission to publish your work online. At this time, we do not pay upon publication. For this issue, we will be accepting 20-30 submissions.
If your work is selected for the current issue, we will ask for verification of your attendance to a college or university in the Great Plains area before publishing. We will then ask for biographical information at that time.
Submit your poetry, fiction, or flash fiction by June 1 for our Summer Issue and by November 1 for our Winter Issue to firstname.lastname@example.org Allow 6-8 weeks for response. Attach submissions in either Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please include the type of submission (poetry, fiction, flash fiction) in the subject line.