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You want to learn how to write flash fiction, and we’re here to help.


It’s what we do.

Does it cost anything?

Nope. Not a dime.

We’re going to help you improve your writing for free.

Then why are we doing it?

Because the more quality flash fiction there is in the world, the more material we have to choose from, the stronger Flash Fiction Online will be for years to come.

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Improving your technique is as simple as signing up.

So basically, it’s totally selfish?

Not really. Because we’ll turn around and share all those amazing stories with the world.

Now for the easy part. All you have to do is signup. Really. It’s that simple. And we won’t sell your email or bomb you with spam because Anna is particularly unhappy when it happens to her, so she’ll go to the mattress to make sure it never happens to you. No matter what.

We’ll be filling these pages with a primer on how to create quality stories, leaning on the expertise of the Flash Fiction Online professional staff, using our own stories as examples of how to do it right, sending you writing prompts for your own work, and working to create a community where you can find the support you need to make your voice heard.

That’s it?

Yep. That’s it.

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But what if I’m a beginner?

That’s okay. You can start with the basics and work your way up to more complicated topics.

What if I’m old-hat at this?

Then head on over to our submissions page and send us a story! But sign up too. It never hurts to find more of your tribe–you know who I mean–those people who get it. And we do. We’ve all been in the trenches for years. Getting rejection after rejection. We’ll have articles on those issues too–dealing with writer’s block, burn-out, staying the course. And of course, we want to be here when you get those acceptance letters whether it’s from another magazine or us.

We get it.

Signup. You’ll be glad you did.


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