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For consideration, please send all submissions to

We are currently seeking flash fiction below 1000 words. We are also now accepting poetry! We're not too bothered about genre here, anything goes. All we care about is quality. Move us, woo us, bring us to tears, make us sort of confused. 

We are especially interested in work that is sometimes harder to find a home, such as, weird fiction, experimental, the gothic, cross-genre, spooky but not quite horror, lgbtqia+ themes. So go ahead, surprise us!


  • Please send work as a .doc or .docx file.

  • Use a sensible font (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman, Courier) in 12 pt

  • Fiction - 1000 words max

  • Poetry - no more than 3 pages

  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed (and encouraged!) If your work is accepted elsewhere and you need to withdraw your submission, please send us an email (ideally on the same email thread as it helps the sleepy fat cat team keep track of stories!)

  • Feel free to include a short bio alongside your submission - no word limit! Say as much or as little as you please!

  • previously published work is a-okay with us; if it was cool enough for someone else it is most certainly cool enough for us!

Upon publication, all rights stay with the author, so go ahead and resubmit those wonderful stories after your issue is out! 

We look forward to reading your work!