the Devil’s Party Press online literary magazine.

To expand the opportunities available to authors by providing a digital platform to showcase short works of fiction/flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

To support authors 40 years of age and older in their publishing journey, whether they are new to writing or established authors.

During open submission periods (noted below), authors are encouraged to submit one work (fiction or nonfiction) of up to 1,000 words. Poets may submit up to 3 poems (up to a combined total of 1,000 words).

There is no submission fee.

Submission of work to INSTANT NOODLES is not a guarantee of publication. By submitting a work to Devil’s Party Press, LLC (DPP) for consideration in INSTANT NOODLES, the author agrees to allow DPP the right to reproduce the work online within the INSTANT NOODLES section of the DPP website and to promote the author and his or her work on social media and through other means. If an author’s work is selected for publication, the author will be asked to supply a recent photo (head shot) and a brief bio (approximately 150-200 words) for publication in the Authors section of the DPP website. DPP will perform minimal edits for spelling and punctuation if warranted. The author retains all rights to his or her work. The author’s work will appear online in INSTANT NOODLES for a period of two years, after which the author may request to have the work removed from the website. DPP may, at its discretion, remove the work at any time.

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines: Authors must be 40 years of age or older by the scheduled publication date. All work must be original and must belong to the author. Works that have been previously published will not be considered. Stories must be complete and self-contained (i.e., do not submit chapters of a larger work). Work should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, 12-point New Times Roman, double-spaced (single-spaced is acceptable for poetry submissions). Include full name, address, mobile, and email in the page header or on page 1 of the file. Manuscripts will be processed and managed through Duotrope (url forthcoming). DPP will notify authors least 1 month prior to the scheduled publication date as to whether their submission will be published.


ISSUE 1: Submissions are open NOW through March 31, 2021. Publication date is June 1, 2021.

ISSUE 2: Submissions are open September 1 through September 30, 2021. Publication date is December 1, 2021.

Beginning in 2022, INSTANT NOODLES will be published three times per year (in April, August, and December).

INSTANT NOODLES, the best fiction, poetry, and memoir. Free for authors. Free for readers.

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