Category: Flash fiction news
Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press is pleased to announce the publication of Short on Sugar, High on Honey: Micro Love Stories, edited by Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka (2018).
Short on Sugar
300 little love stories
101 pocket-sized pages
An exciting new anthology of micro fiction by over 200 authors from around the world.
Vestal Review Pushcart nominations
Print Issue 49: “Masking Tape Over My Fortunate One” by Shoshana Surek
Print Issue 49: “In Its Entire Splendor” by Tara Isabel Zambrano
Print Issue 49: “Birth” by Timothy Parrish
Print Issue 50: “Her House” by Merrin Jones
Congratulations to all nominees and good luck.
Sue, Mark, Cameron, Santino, Anita & Gillian
Calligraphy by Jesse Bradley
Your neighbor wonders: Where am I going? When his son comes looking for him, you point to the empty set of clothes at your doorstep, then up to the sky where new questions linger:
Can you hear me?
Is this it?
You stop looking up after the third day when you feel your wife’s hand disappear. She manages to contort what is left of her into cursive:
I’ll miss you.
You think about what your body will say when it’s your turn, but you’re not sure whether anyone would read it.
Our associate editor Gillian Walker made the finalists for the F(r)iction Spring Flash Fiction Competition. Congrats, Gillian.
A great review by a great magazine.
Effective immediately, Anita, Cameron, Gillian and Tino are promoted to the associate editors in appreciation of their contribution to Vestal Review.
Mark & Sue
#flashfiction is not a stepping stone to “real” fiction just like youth is not a stepping stone to the old age.
Question: Why was my story rejected?
A short answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories were better.
A longer answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories were better for this publication in this editor’s mind at this time.