We are preparing a flash fiction issue this spring. We hasten to state [a fact or belief confidently and forcefully] that we are not late to this party, having published what were then called short shorts since 1995 or thereabouts, and we are reminded that we’ve done a couple of issues of shorts/flash previously.
Now we specifically invite submissions of flash pieces (near or under 1000 words, or maybe a few more) and encourage interested folk to submit essays (of appropriate length) on flash fiction–the history, the sources, the current practice, the influence of the Internet, etc. for a Special Issue. Almost anything about flash fiction will be welcomed and carefully considered.
Our band of vigorous and cheerful editors, believers, skeptics, unbelievers, interested & disinterested parties, Tories and Whigs alike, will sift through the submissions and try to find sufficient fuel for a small fire (and milk). We would not want to call this a symposium, but we hope to observe and represent the current landscape of very short fiction and its makers and detractors, if any.
We suggest, as a starting point, you read Jane Ciabattari’s very interesting piece in the current BBC.com/Culture.
To submit, click on this link: I want to submit to the NWW flash issue.
Art by Chloe Poizat, Paris, France