Sunday, September 23, 2012

short shorts journals

You will have to Google the links, ladies and gentleman. Sorry. 3:AM Magazine, Brevity, Ecelctic Flash, Flash, Flash Fiction Online,, Flashquake, Fleeting, FRiGG, Monkeybicycle, Nano Fiction, Narrative, Quick Fiction, Sentence, Smokelong Quarterly, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review, Willow Springs, Word Riot

FLASH MARKETS « Flash Fiction Chronicles

FLASH MARKETS « Flash Fiction Chronicles  Latest update.

Zadie Smith's 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings

Zadie Smith's 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kurt Vonnegut Writing Tips

In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story:

Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. Start as close to the end as possible.

Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Foliate Oak  Literary Magazine -

Foliate Oak  Literary Magazine -

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Readings at The Rainshadow, Sequim 9-28

Flash Fiction World Kindle Publication

The good news is that the first Flash Fiction World collection of the best stories published on FFW up until March 9, 2011 is available on Amazon as a Kindle ebook. My work has been included in the book. -tp.

INNER SINS: Submissions


"We are proud to say this is it! Our first Issue! It took some time to choose the right pieces for our inaugural issue, but we believe in the authors we have chosen to represent us here. After reading their tales, we think you will agree. We offer Poetry as well as Fiction, so take a look around, see what we have to offer. If you like what you see, make sure to drop us a line. Stay in touch with Inner Sins through Blogger and Facebook."

Friday, September 7, 2012

Turbulence: Submissions

Turbulence: Submissions  Turbulence is a quarterly printed poetry magazine based in the UK which publishes poetry from around the world. The only payment we can make is in contributor copies. These are hard copies in the EU and electronic copies outside the EU.