This Week’s Flash Fiction News and Notes

Hello fellow flash fiction fans!

With so much multimedia on the internet, I’m particularly excited to see how written fiction is melding with other genres these days. So today, let’s take a look at a few outlets that are helping plain old words on a page reach new audiences.

Flash Fiction Contests

  • I’ve mentioned Mash Stories┬áin this space before. Part of what they do is run a revolving short fiction contest, and I happen to be one of their newest judges! The site gives writers great exposure, and you have the double pleasure of getting your fiction narrated by a professional voice actor. What could be cooler? Their next competition begins on 15 January 2015, but in the mean time please check out some of the great writing on the site!

Flash Fiction Markets (and support!)

  • In other news, I also have the privilege of joining the Woven Tale Press as one of their contributing editors. I’ll be providing occasional flash fiction tips and guidance on that site, as well as working to foster their flash fiction community. If you want to join the club, please consider joining their writers’ community.
  • Are you familiar with Crazyhorse? They’re open for flash fiction submissions through May 31st 2015 and will have a great contest opening in January, so check them out!

Flash Fiction as…a Comic?

  • Last but not least, let’s talk about Observatory Comics. Laszlo Tamasfi is currently posting weekly flash fiction comics on this site, and it’s an incredible kick to see literature and artwork come together. Please check him out if you’re a fan of Twilight Zone-style storytelling.
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