Author: James Thomas, Denise Thomas, Tom Hazuka
Publisher: W. W. Norton
"How short can a story be and still truly be a story? This volume of seventy-two very short fictions, none much more than 750 words in length, demonstrates to our repeated satisfaction that less can be more, small can stand tall, and the diminutive can be dynamically and dramatically complete." "Here for enjoyment and study are very short pieces by acknowledged modern masters--including Raymond Carver, Richard Brautigan, Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortazar and Tim O'Brien--as well as fiction by newer talents, who have embraced the short form with much gusto and considerable grace." "With a rich variety of stories and authors, subjects and styles and sensibilities, these flashes of fiction make for eclectic--and often electric-- reading. The volume is a must for readers and writers, indeed for anyone interested in the finely sharpened edge of contemporary literature."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Michael L. Wilson
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
Flash fiction is one of the hottest literary trends of the 21st century. Online magazines crave it, mainstream publications such as Esquire, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair publish it, and many other markets and contests seek it. Flash Writing is your guide to writing, revising and publishing stories fewer than 1,000 words long. Learn how to generate story ideas, create characters, develop conflict, and establish setting and point of view for flash fiction. Then discover how to research, format, and submit your work to flash fiction markets. Shorter is better, and Flash Writing helps you learn how to create entertaining, publishable flash fiction.
Writing Flash Fiction
Author: Carly Berg
Publisher: Magic Lantern Press
Writing flash fiction is a fun, easy way to break into print and quickly establish yourself as a professional author. This book shows you everything you need to write great stories under 1,000 words, as well as how and where to get them published. It concludes with tips for re-publishing those stories all together as a book.
Dial M For Monkey
Author: Adam Maxwell
Publisher: The Lost Book Emporium
Adam Maxwell's first collection of short stories is inventive, funny, dark, and hugely entertaining. Effortlessly fusing pop culture, gunplay, and simians, Dial M For Monkey contains a vibrant mixture of short stories - and short-short stories including 'Happiness is a Warm Gun' which featured in McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
Fiction. Short Stories. Flash Fiction. Hybrid Genre. THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2017 offers readers 55 exceptional small fictions by 53 authors. This acclaimed new annual series, hailed as a "milestone for the short story," continues to honor contemporary masters and emerging writers of short- short and hybrid forms from across the globe. Guest editor Amy Hempel chose the winners from a pool of 105 finalists: "They conjure and seduce, they startle and haunt, they are funny and searing, short and shorter." The 2017 volume includes Pamela Painter, Brian Doyle, Ian Seed, Frankie McMillan, Karen Brennan, Stuart Dybek, and W. Todd Kaneko, and spolights Joy Williams and SmokeLong Quarterly. Additional Contributors include Nick Admussen, Nick Almeida, Lydia Armstrong, Matthew Baker, Amy Sayre Baptista, Larry Brown, Randall Brown, Erin Calabria, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Carrie Cooperider, Emily Corwin, Christopher DeWan, Kathy Fish, Sherrie Flick, Scott Garson, Jesse Goolsby, Michael Hammerle, Hannah Harlow, Allegra Hyde, Joy Katz, Jen Knox, Len Kuntz, Tara Laskowski, Oscar Mancinas, Ras Mashramani, Heather McQuillan, Cole Meyer, Eugenie Montague, Alvin Park, Kimberly King Parsons, Gen Del Raye, Mona Leigh Rose, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Cameron Quincy Todd, Matt Sailor, Rebecca Schiff, Robert Scotellaro, Alex Simand, Julia Slavin, Michael C. Smith, Phillip Sterling, Anne Valente, Harriot West, Keith Woodruff, William Woolfitt
Sudden Flash Youth
Author: Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka, Mark Budman
Publisher: Persea Books
Presents a collection of short stories about significant moments which marked a turning point in the lives of young protagonists by such authors as Anne Mazer, Alan Stewart Carl, Dave Eggers, and Peter Bacho.
The Book of Duels
Author: Michael Garriga
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
In this compact collection, “settling the score” provides a fascinating apparatus for exploring foundational civilizing ideas. Notions of courage, cowardice, and revenge course through Michael Garriga’s flash fiction pieces, each one of which captures a duel’s decisive moment from three distinct perspectives: opposing accounts from the individual duelists, followed by the third account of a witness. In razor-honed language, the voices of the duelists take center stage, training a spotlight on the litany of misguided beliefs and perceptions that lead individuals into such conflicts. From Cain and Abel to Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickenson; from John Henry and the steam drill to an alcoholic fighting the bottle: the cumulative effect of these powerful pieces is a probing and disconcerting look at humankind’s long-held notions of pride, honor, vengeance, and satisfaction. Meticulously crafted by Garriga, and with stunning illustrations by Tynan Kerr, The Book of Duels is a fierce, searing debut.
A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.
Let flash fiction introduce you to your next favourite author. These bite-sized stories showcase authors from around the world in a demanding form that crystallizes an attention-grabbing hook and complete story arc into a sparse and sparkling package under 1000 words. The Best of Every Day Fiction Three brings together one hundred flash fiction pieces selected from Every Day Fiction's third year of publication. In keeping with previous years' anthologies, this volume brings you another hundred tightly-crafted stories that sample every genre from traditional literary writing to experimental surrealism, dipping into science fiction, romance, fantasy, horror and humour along the way. These stories are perfect for any coffee break or free moment, and you're sure to find at least a few rising stars you'll want to follow.
Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism and History. Reference. With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and hitherto unknown early publications and appearances, to its current state and practice. This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice.
Flash in the Attic
Author: Michelle Richmond
Featuring 33 stories under 1000 words by the winners of the Flash in the Attic Flash Fiction Contest. The very brief stories in this volume, by turns playful, provocative, poignant, fantastical, fearless, and wildly imaginative, prove just how much can be accomplished in 1000 words or fewer.As it turns out, 1000 words is plenty of room to make a scene, get people in trouble, get them out of it, or parse language one letter at a time, as Sharon Goldberg does in "Rear-End Collisions," which took second place. 1000 words is also enough room for the dead to visit the living on a subway car bound for Brooklyn, for fathers to lose the hearts of their daughters, and for the sun to threaten the future of the earth and the intricate bonds of family. Neal Allen's winning story, "The Mayan Calendar," proves that 1000 words is also enough to span the history of civilization.
Flashing My Shorts
Author: Salvatore Buttaci
Writing stories under 1,000 words is certainly challenging. Called flash fiction, micro-fiction, sudden fiction, and postcard fiction, these quick writes have become quite popular today. They succeed in accommodating readers on the go who lack the luxury of sitting down for long periods of reading. Like patrons at a smorgasbord, they can taste a little of this fine dish and a little of that. They can leave the table without fear of being still hungry. "With dry humor and a deep sense of irony, Salvatore Buttaci has delivered a book of sparkling gems. These quick stories make us laugh, think, and at times cry. They take us to the core of reality and at other times to the wonders of fantasy." -Kenneth Weene author of Widow's Walk
Author: Robert Shapard, James Thomas
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Gathers seventy stories by Paley, Hannah, Barthelme, Cheever, Updike, Tallent, Carver, Boyle, Williams, Oates, Hemingway, and Malamud
Sudden Fiction Latino
Author: Robert Shapard, James Thomas, Ray González
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A collection of short-short works includes contributions by top U.S. Latino and Latin American authors, including Junot Dâiaz, Sandra Cisneros, Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcâia Mâarquez, and Roberto Bolaäno.
Prepare and Present Your Work Like a Pro! Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd edition, gives you all the information you need to craft a winning submission. Fully updated, this comprehensive resource now features more than 100 sample letters and manuscript pages, expanded instruction for electronic submissions, updated formatting and submitting guidelines, and new insider tips from top agents and editors. With strong and weak sample query letters, novel synopses, articles, nonfiction book proposals, manuscript pages, scripts, and more, you'll see exactly what works and what doesn't. Plus, each sample page features individual callouts to clearly identify and explain critical elements so that you don't miss a thing. With this all-encompassing guide, you'll discover everything you need to make your work look professional, polished, and publishable.