NewsFlash – Vol. 6 #8

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

NewsFlashEmma Newman has a story in a new anthology coming out from Abaddon Books. “Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Street” is set for release in the US on October 7th, and in the UK on October 9th. It can be pre-ordered now from Amazon. Her novel Between Two Thorns has also been shortlisted in two categories in the British Fantasy Awards: Best Fantasy Novel and Best Newcomer as well as making the Locus top 25 Best Fantasy novels of 2013.

Maria Kelly announced that there is a contest for the Shinigami Stories issue of The Were Traveler. The deadline is December 20th, 2014. Start reaping! And… you are not too late to make the deadline for the Elves & Spacerockets: General Sci-Fi & Fantasy Issue, which has a deadline of September 15, 2014. Whatever would Legolas think?

Justin N. Davies has two stories, including “Sackcloth and Ashes” published in the “An Earthless Melting Pot” anthology, published by Words with Jam.

Angie Capozello will be stepping down as the NewsFlash Editor soon in order to spend more time writing. We want to thank Angie for all her excellent work, and hope to see her around here in the future with the occasional article and artwork. She has been a tremendous help. If you are interested in the position please drop me, Jon Strother, a line at jmstro@gmail.com.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday to read about the secret to writing success. 

Congratulations to everyone!  I’m sorry to be leaving, it’s been a lot of fun seeing what amazing things you have all been up to every week. It came down to me simply not being able to juggle this, my hectic day job and writing.  I’ll still be around though, and I’ll still look forward to hearing about all your writing successes. Good luck to you all, and keep writing those awesome flashfics! :)

- Angie

NewsFlash – Vol. 6 #7

July 14, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashPaul Brazill was interviewed by Chris Rhatigan of All Due Respect blog about his novel, “A Case Of Noir”.

Marc Nash will be reading four of his flash stories along with other poets and fiction writers at the Crown, Southwark, London, on July 16th.

Michelle Evans will be having a book launch party to celebrate the paperback release of “Spiralling Out of Control and Spiralling Out of the Shadow”, at Upper Coomera Library, Gold Coast, Australia

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, Jon Strotherclick here.

 

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday to read about the ins and outs of dialog, by Helen A. Howell.

Congratulations to everyone!

- Angie

NewsFlash – Vol. 6 #6

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

NewsFlash Jon Jefferson’s short story, “Edge of the Knife“, is now available on Smashwords. You can pick it up for free with the code ZT24T until July 10th.Edge-for-ad

Jodi Cleghorn’s microfic, Nothing New to Begin”, is now available for free on the Tincture website.

Alan Baxter’s short story called “Upon a Distant Shore”, is available for free in Dimension6 magazine, issue 2.

Kevlin Henney’s story, “Kraken Event”, has been published with The Fabulist. This story won second place in the Bristol Festival of Literature’s writing challenge, The Kraken Rises!, and appeared in the anthology for the event.

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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, Jon Strother, click here.

 

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday to read about the next fairy tale we deem not for the faint of heart: Rapunzel.

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 Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter. Or feel free to share your news by posting on the #fridayflash Facebook Group Page.

NewsFlash – Vol. 6 #5

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

NewsFlash Paul Brazill was interviewed at Ravello Magazine about his novel, “A Case Of Noir.”

Donna Carrick is accepting submissions for Carrick Publishing’s second Crime Fiction anthology.  The Deadline is July 31st, and you must join the Excerpt Flight Deck  Facebook group to take part. Visit the website for full details.

Marc Nash invites you to watch the  trailer for his new collection of short stories, “28 Far Cries”, published by Gumbo Press in both print and e-book formats. 

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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, Jon Strotherclick here.

 

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday to read about Dan Powell’s experience after appearing at the London Short Story Festival under the banner of The Weird and Wonderful World of Short Stories.

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. 6 #4

June 24, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

Marc NashNewsFlash‘s 4th collection of flash, “28 Far Cries” is out now through Gumbo Press in print and kindle, and it tells  “Stories of warlords, pole dancers, alien invaders, ageing superheroes, living statues, incubi, cyanide pills…”

Virginia Moffat’s first collection of flash has also been published by Gumbo Press.  “Really delighted to announce my debut flash fiction collection “Rapture and What Comes After” has been published by Gumbo Press, and is available on Kindle and in paperback via Amazon. Many of these stories started out as Friday Flash posts, so thanks to everyone for commenting and encouraging me in the last four years.”

Alan Baxter’s story “Mephisto” has been published by Daily Science Fiction, who send science fiction, fantasy and horror stories directly into your inbox every week day. The stories are also published on the website to be read for free.

Kevlin Henney had a number of flash stories featured during National Flash Fiction Day.  Read about the entire day’s celebrations on his blog.

 

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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 find out if the names we give our fictional characters are just names, or can they tell us more about that person?

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. 6 #3

June 17, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashMarc Nash has an update on International Flash Fiction Day -  “Did you know it’s National Flash Fiction Day on Saturday 21st June? To mark it, I’ll be reading live in Bristol in the UK during the evening and participating in a flash workshop during the afternoon. I’ll also hopefully have my fourth collection of flash “28 Far Cries” published on the day by Gumbo Press and as with several authors, I’m making my third collection “Long Stories Short” free on the day as well. Why not check out the NFFD website and see if there are any events in your area.”

Jodi Cleghorn has started a 6in6 write-a-thon – write six of anything, chapters, blog posts, poems, stories, in six weeks. Or just stop by and cheer everyone on, you can find them at the #6in6 hashtag on twitter and facebook.

Alan Baxter revealed the covers of all three books in the Alex Caine series – “Bound” is out in print and ebook in three weeks, on July 1st, and ebooks of Obsidian and Abduction will follow in August and September, with print editions not far behind them.

Paul Brazill has a new flashfic, “A Big Payoff” on Out of the Gutter Online’s Flash Fiction Offensive.

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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 a guest post about the panel Dan Powell will be involved in at the London Short Story Festival. 

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. 6 #2

June 10, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashAdam Byatt has a new story, “The Cicada Clock,” published in Issue #6 of Tincture Journal, a new Australian literary magazine. His story also inspired the cover art for the issue.

Kevlin Henney was on Ujima Radio last Wednesday being interviewed by Cheryl Morgan about flash fiction, his Crimefest Flashbang win and the forthcoming BristolFlash events for National Flash-Fiction Day.

Our own, Estrella Azul, talks about coffee and funky signs over at Milliver’s Travels, in a short article adorned with lots of pictures for your amusement: Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition.

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Big Lucks Books is seeking heartfelt and earnest prose and poetry for digital and print publication. No word count, no genre restrictions, no other nonsense–just break their hearts. For more information, visit their website.

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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 about Ed Catmull’s Creativity Inc, in our latest From Scene to Screen article.

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. 6 #1

June 3, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlashVirginia Moffatt is looking for flash fiction writers to take part in an evening of flash fiction to celebrate National Flash Fiction Day! The event will be held 21st June 2014 at 7.15pm at the Albion Beatnik Store, Walton St, Jericho, Oxford. Entry fee is £2 for participants and £3 for audience. Contact Virginia if you wish to take part Virginia.Moffatt@ntlworld.com

Kevlin Henney also shared a list of upcoming events in Bristol, UK for National Flash Fiction Day, including workshops and readings. Visit his site for the full list of venues.

Paul Brazill has a new Outsiders anthology – “Exiles” published by BlackWitch Press, now available on Amazon.

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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 about the second fairy tale we deem not for the faint of heart: Little Red Riding Hood.

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 #52

May 27, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

Alan Baxter’s novelette “The Darkness in Clara,” featured in SQ Mag issue #14, received a great review by Roderick McDonald over at Albedo1.com.

Kevlin Henney’s 150-word entry,  A Bridge Too Far, into CrimeFest’s Flashbang contest earned first place at this year’s CrimeFest Writing Day.

Paul Brazill has a guest post at Tony Black’s Pulp Pusher blog, talking about his story “A Case of Noir.

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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 about our own, Jon Strother’s advice on creating believable place-names in our fiction.

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 #51

May 20, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

Alan Baxter’s story,Shadows of the Lonely Dead, is coming out in the Suspended in Dusk anthology (Books of the Dead Press, due mid-late 2014).

Our own, Estrella Azul, has a poem entitled “That moment…” featured over at ArtiPeeps. To read more about ArtiPeeps check out last week’s Thursday Article and see about the wonderful opportunities Nicky Mortlock offers us writers via her website.

Jon Strother has decided to take to the road, embarking on a long overdue vacation. He has stocked up on a two week supply of The Best of Friday Flash to take along with him and plans to drop them off along the way, either as public nuisances, err… surprises, or as gifts to anyone who happens to find him along the way. Go read his blog post for more details.

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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 about our new staff writer, Helen A. Howell’s, addiction: flash fiction.

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.