As I continue to broaden my reach and brand with other writers I understand the need to investigate other places to submit my work. In this hunt I came across some avenues relating to Flash Fiction I would like to share with you. I think the crew at Friday Fictioneers might find these links of immediate interest.
First of all I will share a new Facebook group I joined, which is the Flash Fiction ChroniclesNew and Emerging Writers Group. On here you get the chance to talk to even more Flash Fiction writers and see tips they share about their craft. I enjoy all interaction with other writers and can always improve my work.
One of the things I find most exciting is the list of places to submit your Flash Fiction. Let’s be honest, the overwhelmingly large reference guides to places to submit is a hard read. How do you know which are best. Its hard to choose where to send your work based on the sometimes cryptic keys by each potential outlet. Wouldn’t it be better to hear personal stories of success by fellow authors? That is what I found as soon as my request to join was approved.
Here are three links to submit your flash fiction to magazines:
Two more to flash fiction contests:
- Driftless Review Annual Flash Fiction Contest
- 713 FlashEach monthly flash fiction call has a theme. We ask you to write an SFF story (SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, or related sub-genres) that fits the theme in some way. You’ll find the next five themes below. Please only submit a story for a particular theme during that theme’s submission period. Stories submitted during the wrong submission period will be deleted unread.
Though this is a flash fiction contest, we’re still looking for stories with a strong narrative arc. We want stories that introduce us to character, world, and conflict in the opening 1-2 graphs. (Conflict isn’t just a fight, by the way.) We want a middle free of too much backstory; we want forward momentum. Last, we want an ending the resolves the plot, directly or subtly.
We only want stories between 713 and 1,000 words, inclusive. We pay a flat rate of $10 per story, regardless of length.
Now, without further ado, let’s showcase the themes, shall we?
Life During Wartime 1-20 June 2013 1 July 2013
Sax & Violins (and Other Tales of Music) 1-20 July 2013 1 August 2013
Warning Sign 1-20 August 2013 1 September 2013
TBD 1-20 September 2013 1 October 2013
I love flash fiction and get a healthy dose of it with the Friday Fictioneers and the Scribbler’s ink Prompt Group on Facebook. I had not heard of it before I joined WordPress in october but obviously it has been around for a while. I hope you find these links helpful and i will add more links as I discover them.