Flash Fiction: for writers, readers, editors, publishers, & fans


Flash Guest Thomas Jay Rush: Bend the Light

A mem­ber of the edi­to­r­i­al staff for Mat­ter Press’s Jour­nal of Com­pressed Cre­ative Arts dis­cuss­es what he’s look­ing for in a sub­mis­sion.


Flash Craft: David Aichenbaum on Physical Fiction

My plan was to write a sort of struc­tured mini-essay, care­ful­ly laid out. But I chanced upon a few mat­ter-full para­graphs writ­ten by Flan­nery O’Connor


David Aichenbaum Decompresses Himself and Endings

The best flash fic­tion I ever wrote–at least it con­tained some of my best stuff–there’s about a mil­lion drafts of it in this draw­er here, I couldn’t fin­ish it. I found that I was fak­ing things all the time, dodg­ing issues and let­ting my char­ac­ters dodge them. 


Call For Submissions: Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

The Jour­nal of Com­pressed Cre­ative Arts is cur­rent­ly accept­ing prose fic­tion and cre­ative non­fic­tion sub­mis­sions at this time. Our read­ing peri­od ends on August 15, 2011.


Jordan Blum Breaks Down the Writing Workshop

I will break these cat­e­gories down in the hopes that prospec­tive MFA stu­dents know what to expect and expe­ri­enced stu­dents will be more judg­men­tal of the “help” they give.