Sunday, September 18, 2005

Brief Update

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So far, we’ve only received twenty-two submissions for The Winter Issue; we’ve rejected three, sent editorial suggestions to thirteen, and accepted two:

Happy New Year by Judy Thomas of Georgia
Size Doesn’t Matter by Stephen L. Thompson of Pennsylvania

With the October First Deadline looming, we'd suggest you check the "New Subscriptions & Submissions Guidelines" entry to the left and send us some Flash Fiction, Flash Memoir, or some other kind of Flash Lit. A catchy title, an intriguing opener, one or more fascinating characters, and a mind-bending storyline will win us over ... write now!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Big Week

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Not only did we respond to eight of the authors who submitted work to The Winter Issue, but we also sent out a dozen copies of The Autumn Issue to Creative Writing teachers in MFA programs around the country to solicit submissions from them or their students.

However, the most important event this week was learning that A Flasher’s Dozen has been listed on the writersmarket.com website and has already led to a submission. Look out literary world!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Autumn Issue On Its Way

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It took a week to prepare and mail The Autumn Issue to our authors and subscribers as well as the Copyright Office. Copies went to eighteen states, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Wales. And everyone with a 1-year subscription also received a copy of The Lone Flasher containing 19 of my “Not Quite Your Same Old Eden” stories. And here’s what recipients are saying about them:

“This really is a delightful publication. I've read it cover to cover and really enjoyed the stories. Terrific job you're doing. Every tale is a good one.” -- PF

“I received my two books yesterday and I sat down and read both of them cover to cover this morning. My favorite was yours. It tickled me, I laughed, I cried and I was extremely pleased to see something like this done.” -- CC

“By the way, your "Editor's Critique" Rejection letter was one of the best rejections letters I have received. For me, it showed what Flash Fiction was really about. Thank you.” -- ES

Next, I’ll be sending samples of A Flasher’s Dozen to creative writing teachers at schools with MFA programs in Creative Writing to solicit submissions from them and their students.

We’ve already received twelve submissions for The Winter Issue, and I’ve forwarded these (stripped of identifying information) to my co-editor so that we can start discussing them during the next week.