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Submission Guidelines

Issue #11 subs will open 5th to 19th February 2024

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept simultaneous submissions.


  • Submissions open 5th Feb. 2024 for 2 weeks for our 5th anniversary issue.
  • Submissions are via our form only. The Submit Story button will appear at the bottom of this page when subs open.
  • Submit unpublished flash fiction of up to 500 words for SplonkFlash. Micro-fictions of up to 100 words for SplonkMicros. Or Irish language flash up to 500 words for SplonkSplanc.
  • If you were published in the last issue of Splonk, please skip an issue before submitting again. Lucht na Gaeilge – is féidir libh obair a sheoladh do gach eagrán/Irish language writers may submit to every issue.
  • Submissions received outside the subs window will not be considered.
  • Do not include include your name on the story document OR in the story title. Subs are read blind by our editorial team. Your piece will be disqualified if your name is on it.
  • Word count does NOT include the title i.e. do not count the title as part of your 100 or 500 word upper limit.
  • Include a third-person bio – up to 50 words – including your social media handle(s).
  • One submission (that is, one story) per author per submission period. Sub in one category only, please.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Submissions are via word document only.
  • Double space and use a 12pt normal font e.g. Times New Roman or Arial.
  • International submissions accepted.
  • We don’t publish poems with line breaks. Prose poem-ish flash is welcomed.
  • We ask for first world publication rights and the right to display your piece on our website as long as Splonk exists. Copyright remains with the author. If your flash is subsequently published, we ask that you acknowledge Splonk as the first publisher.
  • Splonk is not in a position to pay contributors at the moment. 
  • We like experimental work, straight narratives, language-driven flash, historical, futuristic, post-apocalyptic, weird, quirky, ‘normal’, melancholic, and happy work. Send us whatever you’ve got, but avoid clichés!
  • We don’t offer feedback, though individual editors sometimes give some at their discretion.
  • We love to read work from those typically under-represented, whether or not the work is issues based (to include older and first-time writers, those differently abled, LGBTQ+ writers, minority community members etc.)
  • Any enquiries to Please do not query things that are covered in the above guidelines. Thank you!