This year, Vestal Review is 20 years old, making us the longest-running magazine dedicated to publishing and paying the best writers of classy and imaginative flash fiction. Our current payment rate per piece is $45 plus a copy (this payment is valid only for the anniversary edition coming out this summer).
Launched in March of 2000, we are firmly established as an exciting venue for exceptional flash by both emerging and well-known authors. Our stories have been reprinted in numerous anthologies such as Best of the Net, Sudden Flash Youth and You have Time for This and our stories have been selected for Wigleaf Top 50 multiple times. Vestal Review is an eclectic magazine, open to all genres except children’s stories and hard science fiction. Our past contributors include Steve Almond, Katharine Weber, Aimee Bender, Sam Lipsyte, Judith Cofer, Bruce Boston, Robert Boswell, Bruce Holland Rogers, Michelle Richmond, Stuart Dybek, Robert Olen Butler, Pamela Painter, Sara Banse, Claire Tristram and others.
Vestal Review is an awesome literary journal, one that does the work of angels when it comes to short short fiction. A national treasure. Find it. Read it. Now. —Steve Almond
Vestal Review is one the best flash fiction magazines in the world. It originated so many things—so many great stories have been between its covers. And no doubt, with Vestal, more of the best is to come. May it thrive. —Robert Shapard