There are presently no open calls for submissions.

A magazine for good, short writing.

We're looking for good craftsmanship, efficiency, and an idea that’s pleasingly unusual. While we don’t demand perfection (a typo won’t doom you), we do expect high quality. Reading can be a chore when the words are sloppy and the sentences convoluted, but it’s a pleasure when the writer uses language with exuberance, creativity, and care. 

Efficiency is critical, especially in flash, because of the limited space. We’ve seen a lot of cool stories get bogged down with too many details or characters. We’ve also seen fine, lean writing lose our interest because the premise was too familiar—or simply boring. We love when we find a submission that surprises us. A talented, imaginative writer can make even the oldest themes seem new again. Take risks and test the limits. Play with it, and have fun!

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!