There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Flypaper accepts unsolicited submissions via our Submittable portal during the months of January and February. We hope to get back to you by the end of March or shortly into April. All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December.
We accept only previously-unpublished work but welcome simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published.
Note: If you are sending content related to drug use, violence, sexual or other forms of abuse, suicide/suicidal ideation, self-harm, or other potentially triggering topics, we ask that you include a short content warning with your submission.
Upon acceptance, Flypaper Lit acquires first-time publication rights and the right to reprint in print and electronic formats. Following publication, all other rights revert back to the writer and the work may be reprinted elsewhere (we only ask that you give acknowledgment of its initial publication in Flypaper).
Flypaper believes writers should be paid for their work and are able to pay $10/ piece, we wish it could be more and as we continue to grow, we are confident the amount we’re able to pay writers will grow as well. If you want to support us and help us reach that goal, consider buying an issue from our shop.