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Thursday, June 26, 2008

News and Headlines Section of Web Site

I've created a new "News and Headlines" section of the Web site to handle press releases and other interesting items that are external to Flash Fiction Online -- and maybe external to our current time, too. We'll see.

This blog will continue to be used for Flash Fiction Online-related information. Make sense? News and Headlines = non-FFO news, Blog = FFO only. That's why this post is on the blog, but not in the News section. :)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Classic Cartoons Available Online

If you like classic cartoons, go to Unicorn Media and search on "Betty Boop" or "Felix the Cat". A press release this morning said that they're going to be publishing these and other classic videos on the Web, and it looks like at least some of them are up.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Bigfoot Hunters Going to New York

I know that a fair number of people here are fond of speculative fiction, and although it may not be fiction, I thought this press release might amuse or edify:
Bigfoot Hunters Heading to Catskill, New York to Investigate Several Sightings of a Family of Bigfoot, June 26-June 28, 2008
Expedition to Be Open to Journalists and the Media

CATSKILL, NY and MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Bigfoot Hunter, Tom Biscardi, and his Searching For Bigfoot team, are currently en route to Catskill, New York where on June 26th through June 28th, they will follow up on very recent sightings of a family of creatures commonly referred to as Bigfoot. The Bigfoot sightings have occurred several times in the past six weeks on the rural property of a family in Catskill, New York. (The exact names and locations are being kept secret to avoid a media circus and to protect the creatures.)

The whole release is here.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Technical Difficulties

I'm recovering from a hard drive crash, so please forgive any tardiness in correspondence. I have all of my data, but a lot of applications needed to be reinstalled. I'm almost out of the woods, finally.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Non-traditional Publishing

In the FlashForum, I just opened a discussion on non-traditional publishing. You're welcome to join the conversation.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lineup for July

We've solidified the line-up for July, and I couldn't be happier.

We have another story from David Tallerman, who wrote "The Desert Cold" in our March issue -- and I actually like this one better than the first, truth be told. (Don't tell Dave. It would be like playing favorites with his kids.) You can find him on the web at davidtallerman.net.

We have a great little story by Jennifer Tatroe. It's our first publication with her, but she's also been published in The Boston Literary Magazine, Every Day Fiction (and is about to be again), and Flashquake. Her Web site is jennifertatroe.com.

Finally, we are publishing a story by Brenda Kalt, a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop. She's been published before in Not One of Us.

And of course, we'll have Bruce Holland Rogers's next column in the "Short-short sighted" series.

And maybe more. We'll see what we can pull off. :)

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Critique Section of the Flash Forum

There's a section of the Flash Forum called "Critique My Flash!" It requires registration, so if you're not in the forum then you can't see it. If you'd like people to take a look at what you're writing and provide some feedback, it's a place to go.

Note that, because it's on a password protected forum, posting your story there does not count as publication.

It was correctly pointed out to me the other day that I haven't posted guidelines for it. I'll be doing that shortly -- perhaps over the weekend. Meanwhile, just avoid erotica, graphic sex or violence, unneeded swearing, and so on; post only one or two stories a week to avoid overwhelming the critiquers; and make sure that you're helping others on the forum as much as you're being helped.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Review by SFRevu

Sam Tomaino over at SFRevu just reviewed our May issue. I'm happy to say that every story got a "Very Good". Thanks, Sam!


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