Fantastic Floridas explores the intersection between Florida, literature, art, culture, and the uncategorizable, while highlighting Florida writers, presses, lit mags and literary organizations. The name is taken, out of context, from Rimbaud’s poem, “The Drunken Boat.” The goal of FF is to form an online hub that engages readers in a conversation about Florida’s relationship to literature and art, and artists' relationships to Florida.

We are particularly interested in work that avoids common stereotypes, cliches, and tropes associated with Florida. Don't discount the weirdness, just handle it artfully.

We realize our Florida theme limits the kind of fiction we'll receive, and so we are open to short stories with a subtle, minimal or loosely interpreted Florida connection. In other words, take a chance! Fiction that uses genre elements is also welcome, including horror, spec, sci-fi, and "weird" fiction. Experimental / hybrid forms are also welcome. 

Successful submissions, be they "genre" or "literary" (the distinction isn't all that important to us), will display strong prose and tend to bend the tropes of a given genre more than conform to them.

Use this submittable category to send us:
  • Flash Fiction - 500 words or less - up to 3 at a time, separate files for each story
  • Fiction of 500 words or more - 1 at a time - please wait until we've replied to your current submission before submitting another story. 
Please DO NOT send us:
  • Full length manuscripts
WORD COUNT: No minimum word count. Max word count for all submissions: 5,000. Query for longer work.

Simultaneous submissions are okay with us.

PLEASE wait to receive a response on a submission before submitting again. Response time: 1 - 2 months.

PAYMENT & RIGHTS: We currently do not offer payment for writing that appears on Fantastic Floridas. We ask for first serial rights, and electronic archival rights. Rights revert to you upon publication. If your piece is published elsewhere, please credit Burrow Press' Fantastic Floridas.
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