NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #47

April 22, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

Estrella Azul shared the announcement of the inaugural Lascaux Prize for Poetry. Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. The winner receives one thousand dollars and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2015 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every poet appearing in it. Entry fee is $10. Poets may enter more than once, and as many as five poems may be submitted per entry. There are no length restrictions. All styles are welcome. Deadline for entries is 21 June.

Jodi Cleghorn had her first poem, “Ambrosia” published in Issue 10 of Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Adam Byatt also had his poem, “Elihu’s Meditation on Questions Unanswered” published in the same issue. Vine Leaves is a free publication, that can be read online or downloaded as a .pdf from Scribd.

Charlotte Comely shared the announcement of the Prolitzer Prize for Prose Writing 2014.  Prole Publishing’s mantra is engaging, challenging, accessible and high quality. Read more here on Charlotte’s blog.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. Feel free to browse through our Thursday articles for inspiration – Reader’s Review, Book Tour Blog Hop and Interviews are just a few of our goodies. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azulclick here.

 

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on to read an interview with JoHanna Harness about a very new kind of book tour and publicizing way she thought of.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

Toot Your Own Horn

April 17, 2014 in Blog Tour / Blog Hop, Book Launch, Community News, Promotions by JM Strother

A gnome blowing a hornWe here at FFDO are continually amazed at the accomplishments of our community members.
We also are dedicated to help you celebrate those publication achievements, be they flash fiction sales, stories included in an anthology, or book launches (self or traditionally published). Thus the News Hound, which many of you take advantage of.

Another way we try to help you succeed is by providing you space right here on FFDO for guest posts.

If in conjunction with your latest achievement you plan to hold some sort of blog hop remember to include us on your stops. We’ll help you blow your horn.
Simply contact Estrella or me with your idea, and we will make room in our editorial schedule for your post. The nature of the posts are up to you – you can provide us a “press release” type of write up, a personal narrative about what you are sharing, or we can do an interview.
Interviews require a bit more lead time in that we have to send you the questions, receive the answers, and then do any follow up the original exchange may have left wanting.

For an example of an interview be sure to drop by next week when we will have Johanna Harness, founder of the #amwriting community, to discuss her new middle grade novel, “Spillworthy”. It is a terrific interview, and Johanna provides some keen insights based on her own journey to publication.
We hope you’ll drop by and share your thoughts and impressions.

We also accept guest posts that are not specifically news related.
If you would like to share your thoughts on writing, the writing life, the road to publication, or other writing/publishing related topics just contact us. Chances are excellent we will welcome your input.

Together, we make a great community. Let’s keep it going.

Contact Jon Strother at jmstro AT gmail.com.
Contact Estrella Ezul at estrella.azul AT fridayflash.org
~jon

*Public Domain image from Creative Commons.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #46

April 15, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

Michael J. Solender made it into another crime anthology – Check out “Black Male” in the John L. Thompson edited, “Hardboiled.”

Jodi Cleghorn has a guest post about Anthologies and Accidental Small Press Beginnings on the E-Book Revolution blog.

Estrella Azul took part in the #ArtiPeepsChat, a weekly chat hosted by Nicky Mortlock. It’s held every Wednesday with the creative folks involved with the ArtiPeeps site.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. Feel free to browse through our Thursday articles for inspiration – Reader’s Review, Book Tour Blog Hop and Interviews are just a few of our goodies. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azulclick here.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday to read an article where our own, Jon Strother details new types of articles we’ll be featuring starting at the end of this month.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #45

April 8, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

Marc Nash has been very busy, with a poem published in Brine Book’s Human Rights anthology “Stanzas And Clauses For The Causes.” He also had a collection of Flash Fiction accepted for publication by Gumbo Press, and there’s an interview and two of flash stories in Issue 3 of the Literary E-Magazine “Innovative.”  And finally, he had an experimental flash accepted for publication on the Newer York Journal site.

Alan Baxter’s story, “Realm Shift” has been reviewed by Dan Hanks on Fantasy Faction.

Avery Tingle introduced his epic fantasy series, “Universal Warrior.”  The first story, “Before Red Morning,” is available now for free on Smashwords.

Matthew Williams kicked off the second of his Whiskey Delta zombie series, “Papa Zulu” with a promotion on Amazon.

Laura Besley’s flash anthology, “Snippets” is free to download through Tuesday, April 8th on Amazon.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. Feel free to browse through our Thursday articles for inspiration – Reader’s Review, Book Tour Blog Hop and Interviews are just a few of our goodies. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azulclick here.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on to read an article about how much soul we pour into our writing.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #44

April 1, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

G.P. Ching swept the rankings in the iTunes ebook store in the Paranormal listings. That’s right, #1 through 5, plus the top free ebook, “The Soulkeepers”.

Dan Powell continued his book launch blog tour on Smash Lits, with an interview by Sara Crowley on March 27th. He also discusses the book launch for his sort story collection, “Looking Out of Broken Windows.

Charlotte Comley shared news about the Writers Village Short Story Contest – The Writers’ Village award is one of the world’s largest short story competitions that specifically welcomes new writers from anywhere in the English-speaking world. Cash prizes totaling £4500 ($7200) can be won in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Competition summer 2014 for prose fiction in any genre up to 3000 words.  Find out more details and how to enter on their website. She has also shared a list of Flash Fiction Publishers, for anyone looking to get their FridayFlash gems into print.

Alan Baxter revealed the cover of his book, “Bound,” Book 1 of The Alex Caine Series coming out through HarperVoyager.

L. E. White’s first stand alone story, a novella called “Forever and Always“, will be published by Sirens Call Publications.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. Feel free to browse through our Thursday articles for inspiration – Reader’s Review, Book Tour Blog Hop and Interviews are just a few of our goodies. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azulclick here.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on to read our new article in the From Screen to Scene series, discussing a new Shakespearean adaptation – this time of Much Ado About Nothing.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #43

March 25, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

G. P. Ching’s “The Last Soulkeeper”, the sixth book in her best selling Soulkeepers Series, will be available March 25th at a special introductory price of $2.99 ($3.99 after April 6th!). She is celebrating by giving away ten prize packs she had to wrestle from the clutches of her family members.

Laura Besley is re-launching her flash fiction collection, “Snippets”, which will be free to download for five days in between April 4-8th. You can sign up to attend, via Facebook, so you’ll have a sure reminder.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. Feel free to browse through our Thursday articles for inspiration – Reader’s Review, Book Tour Blog Hop and Interviews are just a few of our goodies. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azulclick here.

Do remember to Share Your News With Us! We are so proud of all of you wonderful writers in our humble community getting published, awarded, interviewed and participating in different writerly awesomeness. Any writing good news you may have, relating to flash fiction in general or writing projects that other members of the community may want to take part in, such as blog hops or contests, send them our way.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday afternoon, to read the introductory article of our new monthly series by Catherine Russel, Fairytales: Not for the Faint of Heart.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Estrella Azul

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #42

March 18, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Estrella Azul

NewsFlash

Dan Powell is happy to share that The Lit Pub review of, Looking Out of Broken Windows“, by reviewer Christopher Allen went live on the site yesterday. Dan has been busy, as the other day has has also been over on the very brilliant Vanessa Gebbie’s blog as part of the blog tour, talking about how music helps shape his short fiction. For a full list of his blog tour links, visit his blog post.

Our own, Estrella Azul, has had her #fridayflash, A glance under the surface”, featured over at ArtiPeeps this week as the first one of her future three part guest articles.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azulclick here.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday afternoon, to read a reader’s review of Stephen King’s book, On Writing.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Estrella Azul

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #41

March 11, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashJodi Cleghorn’s group of vignettes, “Nothing New to Begin” are available in Tincture Journal, Issue #5.

Alan Baxter’s story, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” has been included in the dark fantasy and horror anthology, “Suspended in Dusk,” to be published by Books of the Dead Press.

FridayFlash Wants You!  We are looking for writers to submit articles for the website, and any writing-related topic is welcome. For more info on guidelines and to contact our editor, Estrella Azul, click here.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday afternoon, to read about the human touch – using body language in writing.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie C.

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #40

March 4, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashJodi Cleghorn has a new article up on the Writer’s Block, “Adventures in Collaborative Writing.”

Charlotte Comely has a story in the anthology, “You, Me and a Bit of We.” The e-book will be available for free March 6th and 7th, and it is available on Amazon in the UK and US.

C. M. Brown is taking part in the Pot O’ Gold giveaway, hosted by Darkly Delicious YA and Book Nerd Tours . The event runs through March 17th, and the grand prize will be a Kindle Fire HD loaded with YA and NA novels.

Lisa Vooght had a microfic up on Paragraph Planet, a site that features a new 75 word story every day.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday afternoon, to read a new From Scene to Screen article on why H. P. Lovecraft’s work might not translate well to the big screen.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie C.

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 5 #39

February 25, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashAlan Baxter announced that his new book, “Bound” will be released in July, followed shortly thereafter by the second and third books in the series, “Obsidian” and “Abduction.”

Estrella Azul has a new story published up on Milliver’s Travels, a travel blog about her trip to Hungary.

Elise VanCise shared the “JLB Creatives Publishing new flash fiction contest.” Enter your story for a chance to win a fancy web badge, bragging rights, and a chance at possible publication in a future JLB Creatives Publishing Flash Anthology.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday afternoon, to read an article on what literary celebrations we can look forward to celebrating or simply getting inspiration from in March.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie C.

Keep the good news coming! You can send in your news items concerning the Friday Flash community through the News Hound form or by contacting me on FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.