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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.

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  • Work must be unpublished and comprised of a single paragraph (please do not indent).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

  • Send your selections in a Word document (.doc or .docx), using single-spaced lines, and 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 accepted work prior to publication.

  • Be sure to send us a brief biographical note (up to three lines) in your Word document.

  • 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. 


Recent Micro Fiction

The whistle has blown, the switch thrown,

the train is leaving… hop aboard!

Recent Micro Fiction
News and Events

Gallery of Readers Press 

presents an online reading

Sunday, May 21, 2023

3:45 pm

Patricia Stacey is a former lecturer at Smith College on “Writing for the Popular Media” and recently taught “Writing about Second Wave Feminism.” She has written, taught, and published widely on the subject of love and desire. Her creative nonfiction on the subject has appeared in such publications as The New York Times “Modern Love” column, O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan and The Atlantic Monthly. Her memoir, The Boy Who Loved Windows (Perseus 2003) was released as an audio book by Hachette in 2021.

Rebecca Rice is the author of A Time to Mourn: One Woman's Journey through Widowhood, referenced in several studies on memoir and grieving. She has published essays and articles in The New York Times, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Women's Adventure Magazine, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, and The Berkshire Eagle. She teaches Writing and Literature at Springfield Technical Community College. She is currently working on revisions for a memoir about divorce. She belongs to four writing groups. Her favorite quote is from Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

The Zoom meeting opens at 3:45 pm. Please 

Contact Robin or Carol for secure access to the zoom link.

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