Welcome to INSTANT NOODLES, 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 (give or take). 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). NOTE: Accepted works will be published as submitted without editing; as such, in addition to the originality of the work itself, we are looking for manuscripts that are clean and press ready. Be sure to review your grammar, spelling, tenses, proper punctuation, and other general rules of the written word before hitting “Send.” Work should be submitted through Duotrope as a Microsoft Word file, 12-point New Times Roman, double-spaced (single-spaced is acceptable for poetry submissions). FOR ART submit files that are JPEG or PNG, between 500 and 1500 pixels wide, 72 DPI. Up to three pieces of art per/submission. Please do not submit more than two manuscripts per submission period. Include full name, address, mobile, and email in the page header or on page 1 of the file. DPP will notify authors approximately 1 month prior to the scheduled publication date as to whether their submission will be published.


VOLUME 1 YEAR 2021 (all submissions closed, but you can read the issues by clicking on the titles)

ISSUE 1 VERY VEGGIE: Any sort of writing… we’re experimenting. Submissions were open through February 28, 2021. Publication date was April 1, 2021.

ISSUE 2 HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME: Pieces with the fun of summer in them! Submissions were open April 1 through May 14, 2021. Publication date was July 1, 2021.

ISSUE 3 HOT BUTTERED HOLIDAYS: Theme, think mid-century modern, cocktails, things better-left-unsaid that are said anyway, NYE disasters and the like. Submissions were open July 1, and closed September 30, 2021. Publication date was December 1, 2021.


ISSUE 1 PATHOS: In which your work appeals to or embodies the emotions of the audience and, therefore, elicits feelings that already reside in them. Submissions are open December 1, 2021, through February 28, 2022. Publication date is May1, 2022.

ISSUE 2 ETHOS: In which your work appeals to or embodies the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs or aspirations. Submissions are open TBA.

ISSUE 3 LOGOS: In which your work appeals to the logic of the audience and elicits consensus or solidarity. Submissions are open TBA

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

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