Flash Frog is…

an online flash fiction magazine established in January 2021, featuring stories under 1,000 words. We like our stories like we like our dart frogs: small, brightly colored, and deadly to the touch. Our stories have been selected for the Best Microfiction and Best Small Fictions anthologies, and for the Wigleaf Top 50.

And to ensure our stories are as vibrant as the the beautiful blue poison dart frog, each one is accompanied by original artwork created just for that piece.

Each January, we hold The Blue Frog, our annual flash fiction contest, which hosts a different theme, Guest Judge and Guest Artist each year. $700 awarded in prizes.

Every October, we invite you to enjoy Flash Frogtober, a month of nothing but ghost stories!

Flash Frog pays $25 per story and publishes a new one every Monday. Subs are always open, so check the guidelines and send us stories that poison.

We nominate for Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and for any questions please email flashfroglitmag@gmail.com.


Eric Scot Tryon has been reading, writing, teaching and editing for over 20 years. His work has been selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 and the Best Microfiction and Best Small Fictions anthologies and has appeared in or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Ninth Letter, Wigleaf, Willow Springs, Pithead Chapel, Los Angeles Review, Juked, Monkeybicyle, The Forge, Pidgeonholes, Berkeley Fiction Review, and many others. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, daughter, cat, and several blue poison dart frogs. You can find more info at www.ericscottryon.com or on Twitter: @EricScotTryon.

Flash Frog Stickers!

Want a FREE Flash Frog sticker? Simply email us at flashfroglitmag@gmail.com with the subject “STICKER”. Include your address in the body of the email, and we’ll be sure to hop one over to you (US residents only).

We would love if you could snap and share a pic of where your little guy ends up and tag us on Twitter. It’s all about spreading the love and growing the Flash Frog family! And of course, if you’re able to support us with a dollar or two, it goes such a long way in helping us continue to be a paying market.

The Flash Frog logo art is from the mind and pen of Amy Chase. Amy is a marketing content coordinator and creative writer from Southern California. Her published work can be found via Avery Hill Publishing, Flash Fiction Magazine Online, and UCSB’s Emergence Literary Journal, and she can be reached on Twitter @IfSheBeWorthy.

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