Lightning Cake is a tiny zine of illustrated speculative flash fiction. New electrifying bites posted weekly—cut yourself a slice and chomp in. Lightning Cake wants speculative stories—stories that are fantastic, strange, idiosyncratic. Science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, slipstream, weird, new weird, futuristic, surreal, mythic, fairy tales—Lightning Cake likes them all. Lightning Cake will fall for the stories that scared you to write, and will love the stories that you loved writing.
Submit previously unpublished speculative flash fiction up to 500 words.
Lightning Cake pays $5 ($0.01-$0.04/word) for accepted stories.
Upcoming reading period: April 1 - July 31, 2014.
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