Monday, February 16, 2009

The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 (Anthology)

Check this out . . .

One hundred flash fiction pieces selected from Every Day Fiction's first year of publication.

Authored by writers from around the world, and encompassing several genres and literary styles, this is a great way for writers and readers of flash fiction to review contemporary accomplishments in the flash fiction form.

Update on The Binnacle's Sixth International Ultra-Short Competition


The deadline has been extended to March 15th.

The Binnacle: Sixth International Ultra-Short Competition
I entered this contest in 2004 and received an honorable mention. All of the winning stories were published in a unique bookmark/flashcard-like boxed collection, making it one of my favorite “think outside of the box” anthology collections of flash fiction--or as UMM has labeled the form "Ultra-Short".

The Binnacle: Sixth International Ultra-Short Competition
The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) Literary & Arts Magazine, The Binnacle will sponsor its Sixth International Ultra-Short Competition in the 2008-2009 academic year.

No submission feeDeadline for submissions: February 15, 2009Accepting submissions of prose work (150 words or less) & poetry (sixteen lines or less)A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. Complete submission guidelines are located at

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Call for Romance Themed Flash Fiction

The Long and the Short of It is now a paying market for flash fiction romance stories with a HEA (Happily Ever After) ending.

Payment for stories of approximately 1000 words, is $5 (payable on acceptance via Pay Pal) and a free one month book cover or banner ad (a $10 value). The author will also receive a link on The Long and the Short of It website to their personal webpage and/or blog.

Also, for an interesting and very informative look at HEA (Happily Ever After) endings read Happily Ever After? an article written by Anne Marble, a reviewer and list moderator, at All About Romance: The Back Fence For Lovers of Romance Novels, a comprehensive resouce and active site for romance readers, writers and serious collectors.