Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Flash fiction with teenaged main characters wanted NOW

"Persea Books is looking for flash fiction, stories of no more than 1000 words, with teenaged main characters, for a Persea anthology that will be used in schools and colleges, as well as sold in bookstores. We're reading now…and the deadline is now! So send asap to"

Monday, 21 September 2009

Another kind of sudden prose, the short nonfiction essay

There are journals for prose poems and journals for short-short stories, and now there's one for short-short essays. Brevity is dedicated to nonfiction pieces of 750 words or fewer and features both established and emerging authors, and for those looking to hone their work, there's a section on craft with essays with much more precise advice than most of what can be found online.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Leaf Books Microfiction Competition 2009

Here are the details:

Enter online and pay via PayPal, or by post. If entering online, after making your payment you can send us your entry as an attachment (.doc or .rtf only, please – we can’t open .docx or .wps files) to

Entry fee: £3 per entry; four entries for £10

1st prize: £100, copy of the anthology and collection of Leaf pocket-books.

Runner-up: copy of the anthology and collection of Leaf pocket-books.

The winning piece, runner-up and selected commended entries will be published in an anthology.

Closing date – September 30th 2009

Results announced October 2009.