We love short shorts. Flash is fantastic. But as the great short story is shrinking to 3000 words or less in many literary journals, we've begun to wonder Where have all the long short stories gone? The Long Story, Short literary journal will be the home of stories between 4000 and 9000 words, launching in mid-October 2012. One story will be published every month, and submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. (For guidelines, check out the Submissions page.) Think of us as the literary equivalent of the slow food movement. We are also seeking original artwork and photography which will accompany the stories.