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Flash Writing (Short Short Stories)

Flash writing is one of the hottest new trends on the literary scene today. Flash stories (as short as 250 words and never more than 1000 words) are appearing everywhere: in literary journals, online e-zines, even mainstream publications like Esquire and Vanity Fair. If you are interested in writing and publishing these “pocket-size” stories, the following resources will help.

Read flash writing at:

How-to books:

Flash Writing: How to Write, Revise, and Publish Stories
Less Than 1000 Words Long

by Michael Wilson
Visual Bookworm Publishing, 2004

Immediate Fiction
by Jerry Cleaver
St. Martin’s Press, 2002

Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes
by Roberta Allen
Story Press, 1997

Online articles about flash writing:



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