Lost Balloon publishes flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry under 1,000 words. We publish one new piece every Wednesday. There are no theme or genre restrictions, but we want your best. Give us work that entertains and challenges, that pushes boundaries and breaks hearts.

The site’s name was inspired by those small and sad but whimsical moments in life: the birthday balloon that slips from your fingers and floats into the horizon, or the dropped ice cream cone.

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER 1ST!

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL THEN.