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A Magazine of Micro Fiction

Switch, def.: An act of adopting one way of life in place of another; a change, especially a radical one; a slender, flexible shoot cut from a tree; a junction of two railroad tracks, with tapering rails that allow a train to pass from one line to another.

Switch is an online magazine of micro fiction devoted to stories that leave the beaten path, carry us forward, transform.  

Thank you to all who sent us your stories! We are now closed for submissions, but watch this space for our next open period!


We look forward to reading your work; here are the guidelines:

  • Each piece must not exceed 400 words. You may submit up to three pieces. 

  • Work must be unpublished and comprised of a single paragraph (please do not indent). Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

  • We'd like to receive your selections in a Word document (.doc or .docx) in single-spaced lines, using Times New Roman, 12-point font. 

  • Please embed and italicize any spoken words (do not use quotation marks around dialogue).

  • We reserve the right to request edits on any work accepted prior to publication.

  • Be sure to send us a brief biographical note (up to three lines) along with your selections.

  • If we accept your work, we ask for First Electronic Rights to publish and non-exclusive rights to retain it on our website indefinitely. If your work is republished, please credit Switch as the original publisher. 


  • Accepted work will be considered for an upcoming print anthology to be published by Gallery of Readers Press. Authors accepted for the anthology grant first anthology publication rights to Gallery of Readers Press, and will receive a complimentary copy. 

Recent Micro Fiction

The whistle has blown, the switch thrown, the train is leaving… hop aboard!

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Gallery of Readers Presents:





SUNDAY,  MAY 22, 2022


Watch this space for time and details!


Attend via zoom.