The Vestal Review

The Vestal Review


The Vestal Review

From the Editor

Vestal Review is the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. It has been published continuously since March 2000. Vestal Review is a semi-annual perfect-bound print magazine with a Web presence. A good flash, replete with a cohesive plot, rich language and enticing imagery, is perhaps the hardest type of fiction to write. A good flash is so condensed that it borderlines poetry. A good flash engages your mind not only for the short duration of its read, but for a long time after.

Launched in March of 2000, Vestal Review is the world’s oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction.


The VERA (VEstal Review Award) is the award for a flash fiction story under 500 words published by any magazine in print or online in the previous year. The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and a publication in Vestal Review, and the runner-up entry gets publication in Vestal Review at our usual terms.


Editors Name
Mark Budman
Print publication? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Approx. Response Time?
2 months after submission deadline
How often do you publish?
Year Founded? 2000
Do you take online submissions? Yes


Mailing Address:
127 Kilsyth Road Brighton MA 02135
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