Where to Publish Novellas-/Novels-in-Flash

Here is a list of publishers who have published novellas-in-flash/novels-in-flash since the turn of the 21st century. In all cases, do check latest submission guidelines and be sure to confirm that the publisher is open to relevant submissions. If there is any uncertainty, sending them a polite query is an option before sending a manuscript. Please note that some of these publishers will only accept submissions through agents. I hope to keep building this list. Several publishers have since closed or merged with other publishers and are therefore not listed here. If you are a publisher open to novellas-in-flash and would like to be listed, please let me know via this Contact form. [List updated September 2021 – 8 more novella publishers added.]

Small Press Publishers/Independent Publishers who have published more than one novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash in the last five years: 

Ad Hoc Fiction (NB Ad Hoc Fiction mainly publish novellas-in-flash arising from the B.F.F.A. Competition below, but occasionally publish additional novellas-in-flash outside of this.) 
Ellipsis Zine
Fairlight Books 
Flash: the International Short-Short Story Press (second novella-in-flash publication forthcoming in 2021)
Reflex Press
Rose Metal Press
Truth Serum Press
V. Press

Competitions

Bath Flash Fiction Award Novella-in-Flash Competition – Annual competition since 2017, closing date usually late January
Ellipsis Zine – the magazine usually holds an annual flash fiction manuscript competition in the summer (which is open to novellas-in-flash)
National Flash Fiction Day – A new N-I-F competition for 2021, closing date 31st October
Reflex Press Novella Award – For all kinds of novellas, but this competition selected two novellas-in-flash among its winners in 2021. Closing date January.
Retreat West Novelette-in-Flash Prize – Running again in 2021, closing date in November 2021. 
Sandy Run Novella Award | Hidden River Arts– for all kinds of novellas, but open to novellas-in-flash

Independent Publishers who have recently published at least one book/pamphlet that could be described as a novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash: 

above/ground press (Off the Resting Sea)
Bamboo Dart Press (The Loss Detector)
CB Editions (The Absent Therapist, Days and Nights in W12)
Civil Coping Mechanisms (I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying)
Counterpoint Press (Why Did I Ever, One D.O.A., One on the Way)
Keyhole Press (How to Predict the Weather)
Liquorice Fish Books/Cinnamon Press (NB prose poetry sequences that read like novellas – e.g. Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures & The True Story of Cowboy Hat and the Ingenue)
Shanti Arts Publishing (Paperboy)
University of Pittsburgh Press (All the Day’s Sad Stories, as part of The Physics of Imaginary Objects)

Independent publishers who have recently published novellas, flash fiction collections and/or hybrid books and have said that they are (or who may be) open to novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash manuscripts

Arachne Press (only open to authors who’ve already been published in one of their anthologies).
Driftwood Press
Fish Gotta Swim Editions
Fly on the Wall Press (although the publisher notes that they have so far preferred traditional novellas)
Leamington Books
Little Thorn Books (publishing novellas in the following genres: Victoriana, gothic, steam punk, magic realism and supernatural)
Louise Walters Books 
Peninsula Press
Renard Press
Running Wild Press / RIZE Press
Split/Lip Press
Vagabond Voices

Larger publishers who have recently published books that could be described as novellas-in-flash/novels-in-flash:

4th Estate (republishing Play It As It Lays & The Atrocity Exhibition)
Arcade Publishing (Haunted Traveller)
Bloomsbury (republishing The House on Mango Street, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid & Coming Through Slaughter)
Faber (Grief is the Thing with Feathers, The Coma)
Granta (Dept. of Speculation, We the Animals, Weather)
Hamish Hamilton – an imprint at Penguin (Assembly)
Harper Collins (through various smaller imprints such as Harper Perennial, Flamingo & The Friday Project they have published books such as 253, The Lover and With a Zero at its Heart)
Jonathan Cape – an imprint at Vintage/Penguin/Random House (Two Pints, Two More Pints)
New York Review Books (republishing Pitch Dark & Speedboat)
Penguin Books (republishing Mr. Bridge & Mrs. Bridge & The History of Love)
Picador (Last Orders, The End We Start From)
Viking Books – an imprint at Penguin (The History of Love)
Vintage – an imprint at Penguin/Random House (334, The Complete Two Pints)

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