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About Us

Welcome to Flash Fiction Online!

First published in 2007, FFO is an online professional ezine that celebrates this unique form of writing by presenting its readers with brief, beautiful, and dynamic flash fiction — complete stories told in 500-1000 words — across a range of speculative and literary genres.

These bite-size stories are the perfect length for readers to enjoy in the breakroom or on the bus, while waiting in line or as a breather between daily tasks. Yet they are not to be underestimated; though their words may be few, their impact is great, and they’re likely to stick with you long after you’ve reached the end.

In a typical issue, you’ll find three brand-new works of flash fiction and one reprint, each from emerging or established authors from around the world. Issues generally also include an editorial and a non-fiction column. Our publication is available online, free for all readers, and as a monthly ebook subscription and in our annual ebook anthology.

Become a 2022 Super Subscriber!

If you’re a fan of our boldbrief, and beautiful fiction, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a 2022 SUPER SUBSCRIPTION. You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to publish amazing stories by talented writers… plus you’ll receive the following benefits (details listed below)

  • 12 monthly issues (+ a vote in our first FFO Reader Awards!)
  • bonus content from our authors
  • live events on our Discord server
  • one FFO annual anthology
  • your choice of one ebook from an author or  staff member
  • entry to our $100 gift card giveaway

Support Flash Fiction Online

Flash Fiction Online is a free online magazine that pays professional rates. So how do we make that happen? It’s due to the generosity of readers like you.

Here are some ways you can help:

Become a Patron.

Sign up to become a monthly donor. Read more…

Subscribe to FFO.

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Buy our issues & anthologies.

Each of our issues and anthologies are available in convenient e-reader formats (epub/mobi/pdf). Available from the Flash Fiction Online Store, WeightlessBooks, and Amazon.


Consider a one-time gift that fits your budget.

Advertise with us.

Have a product, service, or website our readers might enjoy? Ad space available on the website and in our e-reader issues. Sponsored posts opportunities are also available. Learn more…

Spread the word.

Love one of our stories or articles? Share it with a friend!