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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. 

Watch this space for our next submission 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  • Work must be unpublished and comprised of a single paragraph (please do not indent).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).

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

Accepted work will be included in a print anthology, published by Gallery of Readers Press. Authors 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,  APRIL 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm, Eastern

Nicole M. Young-Martin is a performer, poet, playwright, director, event producer/curator, and nonprofit professional with over 20 years of experience combined in these areas. Nicole has worked across various disciplines, including theatre, poetry, and classical music. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Nicole currently resides in Northern Connecticut and works in Western Massachusetts. For more information: https://www.nicolemyoung.com/about-nicole 

Gail Thomas’ books are Odd Mercy, Waving Back, No Simple Wilderness, and Finding the Bear. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Calyx, The North American Review, Italian Americana, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She received the Charlotte Mew Prize from Headmistress Press, the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s Must Read, and the Naugatuck River Review’s Narrative Poetry Prize. Thomas, a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Ucross, is a working poet retired from Smith College.