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    Flash Fiction Prep Course

    Flash Fiction Prep Course

    The history of flash fiction stretches back to Aesop’s fables, continues through The New Yorker’s contest held this previous summer, and does not cease to change in new and exciting ways today. We’re stoked to be hosting a Flash Fiction…

    Flash Fiction Contest Open! $3000 for Under 1000 Words

    Flash Fiction Contest Open! $3000 for Under 1000 Words

    Oh yes. We love a good piece of flash fiction. Flash is a small but powerful form. A flash story is a little capsule for innovation, for velocity, for emotion. We are proud to announce that our second-ever Flash Fiction…

    Debut Author Spotlight: The Same Chair by Rachel Z. Arndt

    Debut Author Spotlight: The Same Chair by Rachel Z. Arndt

    Rachel Z. Arndt’s debut collection of essays, Beyond Measure, is out from Sarabande books today. In the words of the publisher: “Beyond Measure is a fascinating exploration of the metrics, rituals, routines, and expectations through which we attempt to quantify…

    New Voices: “The Deca-life Crisis” by Jessi Lewis

    New Voices:  “The Deca-life Crisis” by Jessi Lewis

    Today, we are proud to present “The Deca-life Crisis” by Jessi Lewis as the latest installment in our New Voices series. In this story, hundreds of children each year mysteriously turn into pieces of coral by their tenth birthdays. Along with this comes an irrepressible urge for these children to find new homes in the sea. This piece is told from the point of view of a mother whose son, Luca, is slowly hardening. “We didn’t have much time left…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Submissions to our Flash Fiction Contest are now open! Thank you to everyone who submitted to The Masters Review Volume VII with stories selected by Rebecca Makkai. This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays by emerging writers and is sent to editors and agents across the country. We will announce the results this summer and look forward to reading an excellent group of stories. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects for 2018, and remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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