We’re looking for fiction that works and works well. Just as there isn’t one simple definition of “good writing,” there isn’t one element we look for in each submission. In short, we are looking for your best work in 500 words or less. Show us what you can accomplish with the short-short form. Only one story is allowed per submission, and, unless otherwise requested by an editor, you should wait at least three months after a submission response to submit new work.