Managing Editor, Chris Phillips went into the trenches this week to bring you a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review. Released December 16, just in time for the holiday movie rush (and a Christmas shopping list tie-in), Rogue One fits in the Stars Wars timeline between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. So if […]
Flash Fiction Online welcomes Lawrence Schoen, author of Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard First of all, congratulations on the release of Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard. Before we get to Barsk, let me say yl’el, which I hope means “welcome” in Klingon. It was either that or “My hovercraft is full of eels.” My translation skills are […]
As writers, it’s our job to keep stories fresh and exciting. Humans have been writing stories for thousands of years, so it’s inevitable that some story conventions get overused. yet many of us still struggle with ideas and wind up using clichés that ruin the experience for our readers (and therefore, get rejected by […]
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 […]
Our last post dealt with women being typecast in reoccurring roles. But this one will be a bit more general. I’ve complied a list of a few characters that will fast track you to the rejection pile. They always have the same obstacles, and they slip in and out of our minds without leaving a […]
If I have to explain the title of this blog post, then you’ve probably been living on a different planet for, well, most of humanity. Far too often in the slush pile, I read disturbingly violent stories about women. Some even turn my stomach and leave me wondering how someone could write such a thing. […]
Nancy DiMauro, FFO staff, blogger, and writer, breaks down the infamous Hollywood Formula: Flash Fiction style. I have a confession to make. I’m not a natural short story writer. I have to fight to keep myself from haring off after one plot thread or another. Writing short fiction is hard. So, I look for anything […]
So your beautiful little story has survived slush! Hurray, right? You’ve officially passed a major milestone. The vast majority of submissions never make it any further than the slush round, and here your story is, scooped out and passed along to the second round we call the Winnowing Boards. Now, only a couple dozen stories […]
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