ALL NEW SERIES: The Slushpile Do’s, Don’ts, & the Dreaded Slushpile HORRORS

Welcome to Flash Fiction Online’s new Patreon series: The Slushpile Do’s, Don’ts, & the Slushpile HORRORS.

Want to know how to make your short story stand out from the slushpile in a good way? Become a Patron and gain access to behind-the-scenes looks at FFO, staff interviews, manuscript critiques, and more.

In this week’s episode of Slushpile Do’s, I talk about my personal favorite – writing a killer voice.

The bottom line is this. If your voice is strong enough, a slush reader or editor will fight for your story, even if it’s flawed.

The Cratch, Thy Keeper by Matthew F. Amati


Let me know in the comments what questions you have about the slushpile and I’ll do my best to answer them in the weeks to come.

Or check out the Slushpile Don’ts …

In this episode, Publisher Anna Yeatts talks about Bad Names, a major Slushpile Don’t. If we can’t pronounce it, keep them straight, or remember who’s who, you might as well hit that reject button yourself.

If you want the whole video you’ll have to join us on Patreon!