Spark Magazine

Spark (formerly Splickety Love) is the premier publication for romance flash fiction. We publish stories in the following genres (but this is not an exhaustive list): romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, inspirational romance, women’s fiction, and more.


In 2013 Thomas Umstattd, Jr., the founder of, suggested to Ben Wolf that Splickety focus on just one genre, or that we branch out and do additional magazines that were genre-based. He was right. So began Spark, the premier destination for romance flash fiction.

On Valentine’s Day of 2014 we launched our first issue of Splickety Love featuring best-selling author Rachel Hauck and the winners of a flash-fiction contest sponsored by My Book Therapy. (You can purchase Splickety Love’s first issue and our other issues here.) Together with Splickety Prime and Havok, Spark reaches thousands of readers across the US and internationally on a regular basis.


If you’d like to write stories for Spark, please visit our submission guidelines page.

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