NewsFlash – Vol. 6 # 15/16

September 16, 2014 in Book Launch, Community News, Contests, News Flash by JM Strother

NewsFlash

David W. Robinson has an online launch party set to kick off on Saturday, September 27th for his newest release “A Killing In the Family,” published by Crooked Cat Publishing. You can join in the Facebook fun here. Congratulations on the new release, David.

Adam Byatt has a featured post at The Good Men Project website, titled “Why I Write.” Drop in and say “hey,” and share your thoughts with him.

Natalie Bowers’ blog, Story Scavenger, has a nice review of Dan Powell’s short fiction collection “Looking Out Of Broken Windows.” He says it’s “The sort of review all authors hope for.” The post also includes a link to another of his works, “Song of the Graffiti Head,” previously published on the UK flash fiction site, 1000 Words. Go read the nice things she says about Dan, and leave a few nice things for him yourself.

Thanks to some help from my friends, Susan Chambless on coding and Angie Capozello on graphics, the The Halloween Humor and Horror submission form is now live at Submittable. You may now officially enter your story for the #HHH contest. Just click on the sidebar button to be magically whisked away to it. When there, please read the submission guidelines as a few of them may have changed or have been clarified. Compliments on Angie’s graphic, which comes in two sizes for your blogging convenience. Isn’t it adorable? Feel free to add it to your posts, or as a badge on your blog. Thanks, Angie and Susan!

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Keep doing great things, folks.

~jon

NewsFlash – Vol. 6 # 14

September 2, 2014 in Book Launch, Celebration, Community News, News Flash by JM Strother

NewsFlash

Over the Edge, Galway City’s literary events organization, announced the long list for their New Writer of the Year – 2014 literary award. We are pleased to say that Allison Wells has made the list. Congratulations, Allison! Well deserved, and best of luck going forward.

India Drummond announced the forthcoming release of her new novel, co-authored by KC May, Lies Dragons Tell – Book One of their new Dragons of Kudare series. Like their Facebook page to be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The closing date for the contest is September 15th at 11:59pm PST. Congratulations to India and KC on their new release!

Shannon Esposito announced that she has signed a two-book deal with Severn House Publishing for a new pet mystery series, and has already started on the first one. Congratulations, Shannon, we are all very happy for you!

Congratulations, all!

~jon

NewsFlash – Vol. 6 #10

August 5, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

if:book Australia is entering week two of its 8 week long literary remix experiment, Lost In Track Changes. You can participate in the Open Changes portion of the project as described here on FFDO in last week’s post, The Open Changes Project. We hope many of you will give it a shot (or two to eight). You just may end up getting published.

FridayFlash.org is looking for a new News Editor for The News Hound. As previously announced our long-time News Editor, Angie Capozello, is stepping down in order to devote more time to other things. If you are interested please contact me, jmstro@gmail.com. If you have questions on just what is involved in the position you can ask Angie by contacting her at AngieC@fridayflash.org.

Speaking of news, you may have noticed our community news has been a bit sparse of late. I’m sure you all are continuing to do great things. Please share them with us by feeding the News Hound. Give him a scratch behind the ears while you’re there. Thanks.

A standing crow silhouetted against a full red moon. The Were-Traveler is looking for judges for the Harvest of Souls story contest.  If you are interested in judging the contest email Maria Kelly at were.traveler@gmail.com, or message her on Twitter @TheWereTraveler. Maria is a long-time member of Friday Flash and she could use your help. You can read more about the Harvest of Souls here, and you can follow The Werre-Traveler on Facebook.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday for  Angie Capozello’s continuing series of articles on screen adaptations, From Scene To Screen. This week she discusses When Collaborations Go Wrong.

Keep on writing, and good luck, everyone!

– Angie

NewsFlash – Vol. 6 #9

July 29, 2014 in Community News, News Flash by Angie Capozello

NewsFlash

Emily Craven, of if:book Australia, has invited the Friday Flash community to participate in their Open Changes flash-fiction/remix project. It is part of the Lost in Track Changes project. It starts this week and runs through September 22nd. You can find more details at their website. Also, we will have a more in-depth look come Thursday.

One last chance to submit to Carrick Publishing’s upcoming Crime Anthology: World Enough and Crime. The deadline is Thursday, July 31st.

Teaser Tuesday — Drop by FFDO on Thursday to read more about the Open Changes project.

Good luck to everyone!

– jon

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.