Prose Online is a literary journal dedicated to making literature accessible to all. Hosted on prose.onl, we provide a platform that includes audio, captioned video, and images compatible with screen readers, building inclusivity for every reader. As a project of Poetry Online, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, we are committed to broadening literary participation.

We offer $50 per piece for work accepted after January 10, 2023, payable upon publication. Our journal embraces a wide range of styles and themes, welcoming submissions of flash and short prose in both fiction and nonfiction, spanning traditional to experimental forms. For insights into our preferences, we encourage you to explore the prose pieces we admire.

By submitting your work, you affirm that you are the sole author, your identity is accurately represented, and your work does not infringe on the rights of others. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Prose Online and its staff against any claims arising from a violation of this warranty.

If you are a member, please report your submission via Duotrope at https://duotrope.com/listing/32326/prose-online. This assists us in maintaining accurate records. We aim to publish at least three new writers each month.

Please note the following guidelines for submitting prose:

  • We accept prose submissions ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 words.
  • Submitters using this option will receive an expedited response within ten days. Occasionally, more time may be needed. We strive to respond as quickly as possible.
  • Please include a short cover letter and an author bio, with a maximum of 100 words.
  • Submissions should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf file format. While there are no strict formatting requirements, we prefer prose in Times New Roman or a sans-serif font like Helvetica or Arial, size 12.
  • We review submissions year-round and publish weekly.

INCREASED RATE: For work accepted after October 1, 2023, we pay $50 per piece, upon publication.

Please review the following guidelines for submitting flash prose (flash fiction and nonfiction) under 1,000 words:

  • Submitters using this option will receive an expedited response within ten days, though sometimes additional time may be necessary. We are committed to responding as promptly as possible.
  • Include a short cover letter and an author bio, not exceeding 400 characters.
  • Submissions should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf file format. While there are no strict formatting requirements, we prefer prose in Times New Roman or a sans-serif font like Arial, size 12.
  • We review submissions year-round and aim to publish at least three new writers each month.

INCREASED RATE: For work accepted after October 1, 2023, we pay $50 per piece, upon publication.

Please note: This form is intended for those who wish to submit one story of any genre.

We accept prose submissions—including creative nonfiction (CNF) and fiction—of over 1,000 words, as well as flash prose (flash fiction and flash CNF) of fewer than 1,000 words. You may submit any of these genres using this form.

Submitters using this option will receive an expedited response within ten days, though occasionally we may require slightly more time. We make a good faith effort to respond as promptly as possible.

Please include a short cover letter and an author bio, with a maximum of 400 characters.

Submissions should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf file format. While there are no strict formatting requirements, we prefer prose in Times New Roman or a sans-serif font like Arial, size 12.

We review submissions year-round and aim to publish at least three new writers each month.

INCREASED RATE: For work accepted after October 1, 2023, we pay $50 per piece, upon publication.

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