Vestal Review submission guidelines and market information

Vestal Review



Vestal Review Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

A flash fiction magazine

Submissions are accepted at

Editor: David Galef, editor

Submitting Your Work to Vestal Review

Before submitting to Vestal Review

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Vestal Review by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Vestal Review or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Vestal Review guidelines:

Vestal Review is a magazine for flash fiction. We realize that a flash story has different definitions, and all of them have merit. For us, a flash story is no longer than 500 words, and it moves from point A to point B. If it’s longer than 500 words or is too static, it’s not for us. We also reject pornography, racism, and excessive gore. On the other end of the spectrum, no preachy stories, please. Our target audience is over 18, so R-rated content is okay, but not X-rated. We accept all genres, and we love humor. We also appreciate diversity, whether racial, socioeconomic, or gender-based.  


February 1 – May 31

August 1 – November 30

Submissions sent at other times will be deleted.

Our turnaround time is two months at the most. Please wait till you hear back from us before submitting again.

Submission Guidelines Details for Vestal Review

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Ethnic, Horror, Mainstream

Web Address:

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Updated December 3, 2020