A magazine for good, short writing.
As always, the best way to find out what we like to publish is to read what we've published in the past.
The technical stuff:
We deal exclusively in flash - so all work needs to be 1,000 words or less.
We accept simultaneous submissions, and we'll take up to three pieces per author at a time. These can be submitted as one file or multiple -- it's up to you. Let us know if all or part of your submission is published elsewhere. Please don't submit previously published work - including work on personal blogs, and please remove any identifying author information (name, address, etc.) from the file name and body of your submission.
Cover letters are nice, but not necessary. In any case, please include a short bio (try to keep it around 50 words or less), and if you have a Twitter handle, website, blog, etc., include them. If we accept your work, we'll also push your social networks!
Check out the categories for guidelines specific to those genres.
Thanks for reading Treehouse! Give us your best -- we can't wait to read it!
Note: Response time runs approximately two months from the date you submit your work. This time frame various depends on a number of factors, and it can sometimes be shorter or longer. We'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible, and we appreciate your patience in the meantime!
Brief Encounters are flash fiction, flash nonfiction, flash genre-benders, or short poems that respond to a monthly prompt. Treehouse will suggest a prompt every four weeks or so. Pieces submitted should take into account the theme chosen by Treehouse editors as a starting point for the BE or somehow relate to the subject within the submission. Beyond that, they can do whatever they want. Brief Encounters should be no longer than 400 words. We will publish a new BE every Thursday.
The new writing prompt for our next round of Brief Encounters submissions is: Willful Bad Decisions!
Ever done something that you knew was a bad idea, but went ahead and did anyway? The text you shouldn't have sent, the job you shouldn't have quit, or the hornets' nest you shouldn't have kicked? Send us your super-short pieces on the theme of red flags deliberately ignored.