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Fatal Flaw is an international, online magazine based in New York City. Three times a year, we publish unexpected, topical writing, photography, and visual art that considers the world through a cracked lens. We seek work that finds poignancy in unexpected places, confronts the status quo and, most importantly, prompts discussion about the human condition in these uncertain times. Give us fractured inner monologues, messy reckonings, imperfect catharses. Show us the fatal flaw and the beauty inherent within it. We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds – from the emerging and unpublished to the established – and especially want to encourage submissions from those who identify as persons of color, multiracial, indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and anyone belonging to a community of underrepresented voices. Fatal Flaw strongly believes in celebrating the work of our contributors. We enthusiastically promote on social media and nominate work for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, and other honors. We hope to be a home for your most daring ideas before, during, and after their inception. Art-making is often a solitary endeavor, but we also know (from personal experience) that artists crave community. Fatal Flaw strives to offer that sense of community to our contributors and readers through readings and other opportunities to encourage and foster art-making that can change the way we think about the world.
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
We accept all submissions via Submittable: https://fatalflaw.submittable.com/submit. For more information on what we look for, please read our full submission guidelines on our website: www.fatalflawlit.com/submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 8 weeks
Annual Flash Fiction Contest at the start of each year
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