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June 27, 2011

Here I am, emerging from writing and life-stuff – a wedding and the like, to throw a few snippets here and there.

First up I’ve got three pieces in the wonderfully eclectic Shot Glass Journal, an online journal that specialises in short poems.

I got a short fiction piece into this year’s Binnacle Ultra-Short Anthology – it’s a piece called Reduce. These anthologies are very unique – each piece is produced as a separate card, so each ‘anthology’ is essentially a box of cards each with a story or poem printed on them. It’s a nice thing to have and they give you multiple copies of your piece (presumably to hand out to friends etc).

I have a piece in the latest edition of ‘Flash – The International Short-Short Story Magazine.’ It’s an excellent magazine – past contributers have included Beryl Bainbridge and Margaret Atwood. This edition has pieces by William Wall, Etgar Keret, Ana María Shua, and Ian Rankin. My piece is called Historical.

In a side line running down the length of the back cover they have a list of all the names you might possibly throw at the genre – it’s a nice touch, I hadn’t heard all of them before. It includes – flash fcition, micro fiction, sudden fiction, postcard fiction, minute fiction, drabble, byte, ficlet, 69er, nano fiction, 55 fiction, furious fiction, fast fiction, quick fiction, skinny fiction, the short-short story.

I like furious fiction, byte, ficlet, but I particularly like the whimsy of skinny fiction and the short-short story!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Niamh permalink
    June 27, 2011 11:39 am

    those names owe more than a little to starbucks type menus – Congrats on all the publications, you’re in fine company!

  2. June 27, 2011 11:52 am

    Ha ha – true – that’s why I like flash – it’s accessible. Thanks for that.

  3. June 27, 2011 2:15 pm

    Gosh will need to come back and check out all your pieces/links, but congrats and well done you talented soul you!

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