Flash fiction is a little difficult to pinpoint. Some say it should contain 1,000 words or less. Others go lower, from 500 to 300 to even down to a mere 100 well-chosen words. But whatever the character count, it is an intriguing art form that contains all of the classic story elements of protagonist, conflict and resolution in far less space than the traditional short story. It is also a great writing challenge.
Bibliophilic Blather is proud to host Flash Fiction Fridays, which features microfiction from authors of all genres in 1,000 words or less.
Since beginning this feature in September, 2010, Flash Fiction Fridays has showcased the work of many wonderful writers, including New York Times bestselling author Victorine Lieske, Edgar Award short-list nominee Daniel Pyle, and award-winning flash fiction writer and author Sharon Cupp Pennington.
If you would like to contribute to Flash Fiction Fridays, here are the deadlines for 2012.
February (romance), due 1/30
March, due 2/24
April, due 3/23
May, due 4/20
June, due 5/25
July, due 6/22
August, due 7/20
September, due 8/24
October (horror), due 9/30
November, due 10/19
December: My gift to you--The Best of Flash Fiction Fridays 2012
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line and include a short bio and links (bookseller, blog, website, etc.) with your story. All I ask is that you sign up to follow Bibliophilic Blather, so we can build our online writing community.
I hope you will stop by. It's a blast!