Submissions / Fiction


Established 2011, Shotgun Honey has been a steady outlet for crime, noir, and hard-boiled flash fiction. After a decade of submissions, we’ve seen nearly every permutation of the genre that can fit within this tiny 700 word world. So surprise us and send your best original crime flash stories.

Please consider and follow the following guidelines prior to submitting.

  • No Multiple Submissions1
  • 700 words or less (recommended no less than 300 words)
  • Genre is Crime, Noir, or Hard-boiled2
  • No content that could be deemed as condoning or promoting:
    • sexual abuse
    • child abuse
    • animal abuse
  • No romance, fetish, or pornographic fiction
  • As of 2022, accepted flash submissions will receive $15 upon publication.

Submit Your Story

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1. Submit only one story at a time. You may submit a new story as soon as your current submission is either accepted or rejected.

2. We have published western and horror fiction in the past, but unless otherwise stated, do not submit works outside the crime genre.

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