Wednesday, March 07, 2012

It's all flash!

Flash Fic News 1
So, I'm a little excited over here... I've just been asked to run not just one but a set of FOUR flash fiction workshops at one of my favourite festivals, the Cork International Short Story Festival in Cork, Ireland, in September. This is a festival you want to sell anything to make sure you can go to - it's heaven for short story writers, and not just the events but the after-parties where writers mingle with readers and listeners are a huge part of the attraction. So, come flash with me... or just come and be there! (Booking's not open yet, I believe, but soon...)

Flash Fic News 2

I'm delighted to have been commissioned, along with a fairly fabulous roster of flash writers, to write a new piece for the National Flash Fiction Day anthology - and the anthology wants your stories too. Here are the guidelines:
Submission Guidelines:

We are looking for flash-fictions of between 150 and 500 words (not including the title) from UK writers only.

They can be in any style or genre but we want you to use only a single word for the title and this word should be the prompt for the piece or indicative of the story's theme.

You may submit a maximum of two pieces.

Stories should be emailed as .doc, .docx or .rtf attachments. Please put your name, the title of the submission and your address (for proof of UK residence) into the body of the email.

Email your entries to nffdanthology AT gmail DOT com.

Stories should be previously un-published (except maybe on a blog for the purposes of workshopping) and no simultaneous submissions, please.

The deadline for submissions is 23.59 on Tuesday 10th April. Any submissions received after that time will not be considered.

If you are included in the anthology you will receive a free copy of the e-book edition plus a chance to buy a copy of the physical edition at a greatly reduced price.

Happy writing!


Christopher Allen said...

Oh, this looks like FUN.

Tania Hershman said...

You mean 12 hours of me getting paid to whip up excitement about flash fiction? Oh yes!!

Michelle Elvy said...

That sounds awesome, Tania. I'm doing the same down here in the Southern Hem. I just read your interview with Tim Jones the other day. Good to see so much of you...

Tania Hershman said...

Hi Michelle,
nice to "meet" you, glad to hear about the flashing in the Southern Hemisphere too, I'm dying to visit. Have a flash fic festival, we'll all come!

Unpublished Life said...

What a great opportunity for flash fiction writing! Can't wait to get involved in this!