Distilled. Succinct. Terse. Rawboned publishes nonfiction shorts, flash fiction, poetry, and hybrids up to 500 words.  The magazine is published monthly online. Winning micro-essays from our Twitter contest are published weekly.  Our favorite pieces are compiled in a biannual print journal.


Writing short is hard. We think shorts are worth writing, and worth reading. Rawboned exists to showcase your painstakingly hewn essays, your fictionalized distillations, your boiled down poetical reductions, your cracked open essential prose–we want the marrow of your story.