Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Other Short Works
Thinking Ink Press publishes standalone flash fiction, poetry, short stories, and other short works in the following print edition formats:
- Story postcards include a complete flash fiction story and art. They can be addressed and mailed for the cost of a postcard stamp. The ideal length is about 100 to 300 words.
- Poetry postcards let you send poems through the mail. The ideal length is about 30 lines or fewer.
- Instant Books are small books folded from a single sheet of paper. They are not stapled or cut into separate pieces. Stories can be from about 500-1,500 words, depending on the individual piece. Stories with a lot of dialog take up more space on a page because they require more paragraph breaks.
Note: Work is evaluated on an individual basis to see which format is best.
If you have a story, poem, or other piece that you’d like to see in one of these formats, please submit the entire work to firstname.lastname@example.org. For fiction, we especially like stories with strong character arcs. Reprints are fine; just let us know where your story was previously published.