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. I hope to keep building this list. Several publishers have since closed or merged with other publishers and are therefore not listed here.

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

AdHoc Fiction (NB AdHoc 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)
Liquorice Fish Books/Cinnamon Press (NB several prose poetry sequences that read like novellas – e.g. Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures & The True Story of Cowboy Hat and the Ingenue)
Reflex Press
Retreat West Books
Rose Metal Press

Truth Serum Press
V. Press


Bath Flash Fiction Award Novella-in-Flash Competition – annual competition, 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
Retreat West Novelette-in-Flash Prize – in 2020 Retreat West launched this new competition, closing date 29th November 2020. If it runs again, I will update this page.
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)
Keyhole Press (How to Predict the Weather)
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 may be) open to novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash manuscripts

Cultured Llama – mainly story collections. Manuscript would need to be presented as a story collection not a novella.
Driftwood Press
Fish Gotta Swim Editions
Split/Lip Press
Vagabond Voices

Bigger 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 – imprint of Penguin Books (Assembly)
Harper Collins (under various smaller imprints such as Flamingo & The Friday Project they have published books such as 253, The Lover and With a Zero at its Heart)
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 – imprint of Penguin Books (The History of Love)

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