Flight Journal Issue 3: Call for Submissions



Online fiction journal Flight Journal is now calling for short story writers to submit their micro fiction.  The chosen writers will:

  • Receive £25
  • Have their work professionally published

For this issue, Flight Journal is looking for micro fiction of up to 500 words. The theme for this issue is The City: Isolation and/or Togetherness. We would like to read a range of voices and tones, particularly those which can move or amuse (or both!). Everything else is left completely open for you as a writer to interpret.

In some instances we may choose works that we would like to develop with the author through one-to-one conversations and edits. Please bear this in mind when submitting your stories.


  • Published and unpublished writers are both welcome. Any genre or style is welcome. No matter what the genre, we want to hear from you.
  • Your work must be 500 words or less (the emphasis for Issue 3 is on micro fiction), and should not have been published before (on your personal blog, other websites, or in print).
  • Flight Journal accepts submissions written in English from anywhere in the world (however, you must have a UK bank account for payment).
  • One story per submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
  • Your work must be submitted via Word document (if formatting is an issue please send us it in both as a .doc or .docx and PDF).
  • Submissions will be judged ‘blind’ so please do not include any biographical information or your name within the text, or with your submission.


To enter please submit your story via Submittable by clicking here

The deadline is: 31 October, 11.59pm (as in the last minute of 31 October)

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread The Word’s Flight Associate scheme, is an online journal of emerging short fiction. Each year three different editors will come together to select content for the year’s publication. Stories this year will be selected by: Sara Jafari, Shreeta Shah and Marianne Tatepo.

Flight Journal Issue 2 available to read now!

FJ Logo-1 (2)Issue 2 of online short fiction publication Flight Journal is now live. Edited by Spread the Word’s Flight Associates Marianne Tatepo, Sara Jafari and Shreeta Shah, Issue 2 includes new stories by:

Chris Torry

Janet H Swinney

Bronwen Griffiths

Chantal Korsah

Pascal Colman and

Annie Dobson.

For some of these talented authors, this is their first publication.

A major theme running through Issue 2 is placelessness: a feeling of being unrooted, or of struggling to find a place in the world. Some of the stories deal with this with great comic flair, while others are at once quirky and heartbreaking. The stories are bold in their own way, whether employing allegory to speak of deeper truths, or effortlessly weaving poetry into prose. All of these stories merit re-reading and resonate long after being read.

You can check out Issue 2 here.

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates scheme, is an online journal of bold, short fiction. Each year, three different editors come together to select content for the year’s publication.

In 2016, the Flight Associates are Marianne Tatepo, Sara Jafari, and Shreeta Shah. 2015 was the first year of the programme, headed by Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski.

Flight 1000 is a Spread the Word Associates scheme, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Flight 1000 works to provide high quality training and experience in publishing for a small cohort of writers on a yearly basis who, for a number of reasons, have struggled to access such opportunities. Flight Journal is aligned with Spread the Word’s publishing imprint Flight Press, which began publishing short fiction with its debut Edgeways, which featured Toby Litt, KJ Orr, Bidisha and Tania Hershman. In 2015, Flight Press published another short story anthology, Flamingo Land & Other Stories, edited by Ellah Allfrey (formerly of Granta), which features prize winners from the 2014 London Short Story Prize, including winner Ruby Cowling.



Call for Submissions for Spread the Word’s Flight Journal Issue 2

Call for Submissions – Flight Journal Issue 2

Online fiction journal Flight Journal is now calling for short story writers to submit their stories. As a chosen writer you will:

  • Receive £50
  • Have your work professionally published

Flight Journal is looking for emerging short fiction of up to 2500 words. The subject matter and style of writing is left completely open. Your writing may deviate from the norm in terms of theme and style; it may look at taboo and controversial topics; it may be written traditionally, and have a strong voice. It may even be none of these things, but whatever it is you write we want to hear from you, whether you are an established or new writer.

For more information, please consult our Submissions page and individual editorial profiles, via our About page.

If you have enquiries, please tweet us on @Flight_Journal or email flightjournal1000@gmail.com

Flight Journal Seeking Bold Short Fiction

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates is now seeking bold, short fiction for its brand new online journal to be launched in early December 2015.
Stories can be traditional or experimental, flash or nano, playful and/or serious. They can be lyrical, dark or erotic. In all of the above, they must push the boundaries of the short story form either in presentation or subject matter. Published and unpublished writers are both welcome.
Submissions must be 2500 words or less. Flight Journal does not accept work previously published online, on a personal blog or in print.
Editorial team: Spread the Word’s Flight Associates, Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski
Deadline: 6 September 2015
For more information, including how to submit your work: http://bit.ly/1MmkXze