Breve New Stories publishes one short story and one flash fiction in every issue, from a new or emerging author based in the UK.
We look for literary short fiction, for stories that have the power of to create an entire world in the space of a few pages and that reflcets real life and crucial, life-changing moments.
Breve welcomes and encourages diversity and is interested in beautifully written, carefully constructed, memorable prose, regardless of genre.
Submissions must be in English, original and unpublished.
Short Stories must be between 1,500 and 6,000 words, Flash Fiction up to 600 words.
Email your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org as .doc, .pdf, .odt files including contact details and a brief bio/cv/publication history.
Authors can submit a maximum of two pieces at a time (can be two short stories, two flash fictions or one of each) and only twice in the submission opening time.
There is no submission fee but note that at this stage we are not able to pay our contributors. Each selected author will receive three complimentary copies of Breve.
Authors can get a copy of Breve New Stories at our online NEWS STAND to learn more about what we publish and support the magazine.
Response times varies from four to twelve weeks. Due to the large amount of submissions and the fact we are a small team we regret we are not able to comment individual stories.
We appreciate the interest we receive from non-UK authors but due to limited resources we are only open to submissions from UK based writers. This might change in the future, meanwhile everybody is welcome to enjoy Breve New Stories issues and take part in the online discussions on Breve‘s blog and social media.