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Running the Flash 400 competitions has been hugely rewarding and we’ve published some truly brilliant Flash Fiction along the way. We’ll still be running one competition a year, but this will be integrated into the Cambridge Prize, with a top award of £1000. With the appointment of Elisabeth Ingram Wallace as Senior Editor for Flash […]
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Interview by Alex Reece Abbott Splonk is a new twice-yearly flash e-zine based in Ireland, featuring flashes of up to 500 words, splancfhicsean (Irish language flash of up to 500 words), micro-fictions of up to 100 words and interviews. What was the spark that started Splonk? I decided to set up Splonk while at the […]
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Translation by Riham Adly The story is part of Abel Salaam Ibrahim’s forthcoming short story collection to be published in Arabic. Saied El Noury, our new theatre production manager, gathered us all on stage, on spot, right after arriving to Luxor to inform us—precisely, word by word— that he was here to help our troupe […]
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I dribble now, at night in bed, during the dull sleep of a Mediterranean siesta and wake with a white skim of drool on my cheek and crusts in my eyes. By day, I paint my aged face– lips crone-red, Cleopatra eyes, Dietrich brows, and lacquer my nails, hard as cow hoofs, fuchsia to hide […]
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In the Penguin compilation volume, The Short Novels of John Steinbeck (2009 [1953]), the six novels chosen – the word novelette is used to describe one of them– half could be viewed as long short stories, and it is through the lens of the short story form that I tend to view them. Whereas Cannery […]
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  Die There are so many ways in which you could have died. You could have died in a dramatic gun fight with an enemy. You could have died flinging yourself off the top of a thirty-storey building with a malfunctioning parachute. You could have died old and cancerous, listening to audiobooks while you drift […]
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1st Place in the spring 2019 TSS Flash Fiction 400 competition   Your moon face in the box is the realest unreal thing that I have ever seen. Cheeks stamped pink. Bones bolted back together. In a dress you could only ever be seen dead in. I lean over for a closer look, hold onto […]
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It could be that one of the greatest obstacles to overcome when reading Kipling’s short stories for the first time is what you have already read about the author. I have several books on the form in which Kipling gets either a chapter to himself or shares one with a narrow selection of other writers. […]
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TSS Publishing is seeking a few reviewers to help review short fiction collections, anthologies, and magazines – both old and newly released. Reviewers will be under the direction of our Head of Reviews, Becky Tipper. Reviewing We are looking for reviewers who would like to join us for at least a year for this virtual […]
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How To Write Winning Flash Fiction What makes winning flash fiction? There’s no single answer – and nor should there be – but I’ve been wondering about it ever since a story of mine, thrown in at the last minute (even though I considered it ‘too boring’ to be a winner), went on to win […]
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