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Friday, May 1, 2009

Next Publication Date: May 5, 2009

As a reminder, we publish on the first Tuesday or Thursday of the month. Our May issue will be available on Tuesday, May 5. The lineup is:

* Bryan S. Wang, "Descent", a literary story that doesn't really make me long for the glory days of my youth.

* Isaac Espriu, "Jack Rabbit", a story that makes me, a Crackberry addict, worry about my future.

* KJ Kabza, "Billions of Stars", a story that makes me think that things aren't always so bad after all. :)

Bruce Holland Rogers will be with us as always. After all, he always hits his deadlines, even when self-imposed: he published his three April stories for shortshortshort.com subscribers late last night!

Our Classic Flash will again come from that incredibly rich source of humor, Punch. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is a celebration of the victory of outnumbered Mexican soldiers against the French / Mexican army at Puebla in 1862, we'll be publishing the only war-oriented classic short-short story I could find that involved the French: To The Death, from the March 26, 1919 issue. I hope you'll be as amused as I was.

See you then!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Coming on Halloween: Ray the Vampire

"Ray the Vampire" by Mercedes M. Yardley will go live on Halloween. It's fun, and if you want to see what it's about (and get a look at a really cool text technology), check out this Wordle I made with its text.

Happy Halloween!

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Modified Publishing Schedule

Starting in September (our next issue), we'll be shifting our publication schedule to the first Tuesday of the month. Thus, our next issue will launch on 9/2.

We have three great new stories ("Beyond The Pale" takes us to a bar and a question; "Just One Thing" is an insight into a Mexican family and inquisitive minds; "The Trick" is about a boy who... Well, you'll see) and a Classic Flash from Edgar Allan Poe. We hope you'll join us.

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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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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Writers of the Future Semi-finalists

Galaxy Press has released the names of the finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions for the Writers of the Future contest for 1st quarter 2008. Of special note are two honorable mentions: Our very own R.W. (Rich) Ware -- showing he has a talent for writing as well as art -- and the author of our upcoming special feature for March, Barbara A. Barnett.

This is a very tough competition, and getting an honorable mention is a very big step for a budding writer. Congratulations to both of them!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Addition to the March Line-up

Good news! Glenn Lewis Gillette just agreed to let us publish "Downstream from Divorce: a Drama in Three Acts" in March. It's going to be a great issue. For a little more detail, see this blog post.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Lineup For March

I didn't write a complete "coming next issue" article this month -- I don't yet know everything that's coming! -- but I want you to know a bit about what's on deck for March.

First, I'm very proud to present a new story by Jim Van Pelt called "Just Before Recess". Jim says on his blog that January has been a good month for him -- I'm happy to be a part of that.

We'll also present a great story by David Tallerman called "The Desert Cold". You can find his work around the Net if you look, but this will be his first pro sale.

"Avid rejection letter collector" Barbara Barnett-Stewart shows her sense of humor with our St. Patrick's Day special. She doesn't know it yet, but I'm going to ask her to post the haiku version in the Flash Forum. (And no, I don't pay by the syllable.)

Since Barbara's story won't go live on March 1, we're still looking at the last story to put up then. We're also still hashing out the details of our Classic Flash #4. And I hope to have an interview with Eric Garcia, who wrote The Materialist for our January issue.

It'll be good, it'll stick with you through the rest of the month, and it probably still won't take you more than 20 minutes to read. :)

Regards,
Jake

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