The Flexible Persona is an interactive literary magazine that publishes fiction and non-fiction in both audio and text format online.
What do we publish?
We are most interested in fiction that is engaging, character-driven, and focused on relationships (familial, friend, love, work, etc). We’re looking for work that carries emotional weight, shows characters changed and relationships evolved. We firmly believe this kind of work happens in all genres and we accept any genre except historical fiction.
We look for non-fiction that explores how people find a sane, happy life in a basically insane world. Stories of how outsiders sustain themselves, the struggle to maintain individuality in a conformist world, and explorations of unique communities appeal to us.
The Flexible Persona acquires first-time North American rights. After publication, all rights revert to the author and the work may be reprinted with courtesy acknowledgement of TFP.
Maximum 5500 words. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please submit through submittable.com.
What Happens If My Work Is Accepted?
Each month we publish both fiction and non-fiction stories on our website and also in audio format. Here's how it works! Writers, send us your work. If we accept it, we'll give you the option of recording a high-quality audio version of yourself reading your work, or we'll produce a reading ourselves.