Volume 7 Number 2 Is Almost Here, and More!


NANO Fiction 7.2 will be landing door-side in just a couple of weeks and features exciting work from Kevin Adler, Leesa Cross-Smith, Lupe Linares, Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Marsha McSpadden, Rebecca Wadlinger, and more!

This issue also features our first ever in-print series of book reviews that explore the collections Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon, Brushes With by Kristina Marie Darling, and Liliane’s Balcony by Kelcey Parker. All this along side the haunting drawings of Angela Fraleigh.

Pre-order your copy today, or subscribe, to see all Volume 7 Number 2 has to offer!

Calling all submissions!

As always, our general submission reading period is rolling, but if you would like to add a little spice to your summer have a hand at entering our sixth-annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer. The prize opened on April 1 and will be judged by Kim Chinquee!  All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction, and winners will be announced in mid-September.

Our lovely review editor is still looking for online reviews! If you are interested in reviewing books or collections of flash fiction, prose poems, or short shorts for NANO Fiction, please send finished reviews and pitches for reviews (as well as all other review inquiries) addressed to Book Review Editor Peter Fontaine at review.editor@nanofiction.org.

Celebrate National Short Story Month with Us!

Celebrate National Short Story Month in a big way this year by stopping by the website each day for a new writing prompt—yep, that’s right: we’ll be posting 31 writing prompts, and many will be linked to some of our favorite stories published in NANO Fiction.

Then, to cap off the month, we will be re-releasing the prompts along with their linked stories with a dozen never-before-seen new prompts in an anthology. The anthology will be free to educators with an .edu email address (just shoot us an email with your request) and only ten bucks to our beautiful regular readers.

Pre-order your anthology here and check out the first prompt and story here!