Glittership is open to flash fiction and short stories. Do you think there are differences to what makes each length of story successful? Yes, but I find it difficult to articulate these differences in a way that doesn’t immediately sound fake to me. I think that flash fiction is most successful when it focuses very […]
We’d like to take a break from our regularly scheduled content to give a shout-out to a new audio magazine that’s currently seeking funding through Kickstarter. In the words of editor Keffy R.M. Kehrli, Glittership is: a short science fiction and fantasy podcast that will feature stories about LGBTQ characters or explore LGBTQ issues. I […]
When it comes to writing, behaving badly is a giant no-no. If you know me, you know that burning things is one of my fortes, mostly effigies of my mortal enemies who just so happen to be Pro-Wrestlers. All of them. Burning bridges, though, is a big no-no. Metaphorically speaking. You weirdo. So what does […]
Getting published means getting out of the slush pile. Surviving the slushpile means getting past slush readers. The thing is, slush readers are perennially grumpy. Probably drunk too. Okay, that’s just me, but the point still stands. So what do you do? I have had some amount of success with Lovecraftian incantations, but you can […]
Wow. Talk about a labor of love. There were moments when trying to get the first EVER Flash Fiction Online Anthology up and running reminded me of labor (yes, I have two wildling children so I know what I’m talking about here.). But it’s done. It’s here. WE’RE LIVE! The first ever Flash Fiction Online […]
I wish it was as simple as a blog post. I really do. The truth is that this post probably won’t make a difference in the number of sexist, degrading stories that wind up in the FFO slushpile every month. But I just can’t handle it anymore. So for my own conscience’s sake, I’m stating […]
Hello there! My name is Stefan Milićević, and I am a slush reader. This is the part where you all stand-up and say, “Hello, Stefan“ in a reassuring voice. Do it. Seriously. Do it now. I am a gentle soul. Anyway, a few days ago I joined the Flash Fiction Online team, and I slushed […]
I need your help. No, I haven’t fallen down a well. Or been possessed by a disembodied phantom (though that would make for a fabulous story). But I need you. Yes, you. Right there. Not someone else. Not the person you could share this post with. Or their Aunt Mabel. You. Because you’re my reader. […]
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