FewerThan500.com is an online literary journal dedicated to publishing the work of those skilled at expressing creative talent in fewer than 500 words. We pride ourselves in publishing work from writers and photographers around the world.
We began as a journal of short fiction, otherwise known as flash fiction or microfiction. Much of our site is still comprised of submissions from that genre. However, beginning in 2018, we began accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, essays and photography.
Our site publishes roughly 20 percent of the submissions we receive, and the selection criteria are strictly subjective.