Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Splickety Magazine and Flash Fiction

Hello Seekerville! I come to you from the flashy side of fiction today to share some information about Splickety Publishing Group where I work as Operations Manager.

Who is Splickety? Let’s start at the beginning.

In 2010 Ben Erlichman, aka our fearless leader Ben Wolf, decided to publish fiction for busy people. Short stories they could read fast. But he needed a name. By divine intervention, he smashed his hands into the keyboard, and the letters “splkty” popped up on the screen. So began Splickety magazine.

Ben, along with Arpit Mehta (Art Director) and Andrew Winch (Editor ), turned out a total of three magazines in 2011. By 2012 they could barely keep up with their growth. In 2014 so many stories were coming in, they couldn’t keep up with them all. Splickety Love and Havok were born.
The original magazine was then renamed Splickety Prime. Today, we’re the premiere source of flash fiction, both online and in print.

But, what IS flash fiction?

Flash fiction is a story that is told in 1,000 words or less. It breaks down from there into micro fiction (300 words or less) and nano fiction (100 words or less).When you’re talking flash fiction, every word counts, and often does double duty so the story packs as much power as possible.

Think of it this way: boiling a liquid down into a concentrated essence is called a reduction. What we’re doing with flash fiction is boiling a story down (a reduction) until you bring out its essence. Ka-boom!

Notice that last sentence? I originally wrote, “And boy, is it powerful!” But, doesn’t ka-boom say it all in one word? Did you see the proverbial explosion in your head? I did.
That’s how you boil a story down.

But, you may wonder how would one begin to write flash fiction?


I polled Splickety’s staff and came up with a few great tips:
1.      Lindsay Bracket, our Web Content Editor says, “Treat the story as a snapshot, one moment in time. Don’t try to write an epic in 1000 words. There’s no time for that.”
2.      Erika Wisdom, Havok’s Production Manager says, “I tend to focus on one big action, and one main character.”
3.      Sarah Grimm, Splickety Prime’s Lead Editor suggests, “Don't try and hit the target word count the first time through. Write less so you have room to add during revisions if needed.”

Some writer’s think that because it’s a short story the standards are lower. Not so. If anything the writing must be stellar to be selected for our magazines. Splickety’s mission includes setting the standard for what flash fiction is.

What’s in store for the future at Splickety? We are planning to expand our magazine borders by introducing non-fiction and fiction book publishing divisions. Splickety book publishing will be open for submissions in 2016. Stay tuned to our Lightning Blog for updates!
World domination. It’s what we do.

Does writing 50, 70, or 90,000 words intimidate you? Have you started a book, only to quit before you finish it? Here's a way to build up those literary muscles: give flash fiction a try! Let's talk about Flash Fiction and what an opportunity it can be. 



ONE LUCKY COMMENTER WILL WIN A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD!
To sign up for Splickety’s newsletter and keep up with all of our amazing news and magazines, visit our Lightning blog (http://splicketypubgroup.com/lightning-blog/ ). If you’re interested in submitting a story to one of our magazines, check out our fun themes for 2016 (http://splicketypubgroup.com/submission-guidelines/2016-themes/ ). Or, if you’re into world domination as well, you can subscribe to one, two, or all three of our magazines (http://splicketypubgroup.com/subscribe/ ).

Dawn Ford has been writing young adult fantasy and adult small town dramas for eight years. She blogs with nine other Christian women at www.inkspirationalmessages.com and you can find her lurking in the cyber hallways, making sure everything gets done at Splickety Publishing Group. 

93 comments:

Marianne Barkman said...

Welcome Dawn. I love it when friends from one blog visit friends of mine in another world, so welcome. I followed the link to Splickety Publishing, and though I'm not fond of short, short stories, I got caught up in it before I knew it. I will be back later to sign up! Thanks.
Coffee and donuts abound.

Dawn Ford said...

Hello, Marianne!! Usually I see you after I've had my morning coffee, not my late in the evening No-Caff version! :)

Sarah Claucherty said...

Sounds like an interesting genre of writing! Is it challenging to work with authors on such brief pieces? What types of "one big action" are popular; are there any thematic trends?

Would love to be included in the drawing. I'll have to come back in the daylight to check out the links to Splickety. Have a wonderful day in Seekerville, Dawn!

Just Commonly said...

Wow. Thanks Dawn. Honestly, I've never heard of the term "flash fiction", though I've encountered them, mainly in magazines. I'll be checking out your links in the morning. How different is it in terms of deadlines and criteria for publication in comparison to full novels?

Thank you for your post and giveaway at Seekerville. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Dawn Ford said...

Thank you, Sarah! It is a challenge, but I get all of the fun stuff, none of the editing. Ha. There are many things that are popular with our readers. We just had a Halloween themed one, and our Love themes are always fun. The next Love theme will be 'Just Friends?' and our featured author is Deborah Raney. Our blog has openings for great stories as well. Today one ran about a husband taking his wife who has Alzheimer to the skating rink's last day to be opened. It was where they met and fell in love. It was so touching! Anything can be popular if it's told well.

Dawn Ford said...

Thanks for asking Just Commonly. We publish one magazine a month and since we have three magazines, that ends up being four issues per magazine a year. So in that time you have three months to get your submissions in, decide on which ones fit the best, edit if they need to be and do all of the other fun behind the scenes stuff like getting the author's information, and all of the graphics to go with the stories. It's a tight schedule, but luckily we have a great team that takes each part and works together like a well oiled machine. All we need are authors willing to send us in their stories.

Dawn Ford said...

Good night, all! I'll check back in with you in the morning. The coffee will be brewed to perfection!

Jan Christiansen said...

I love reading and writing flash fiction. Hadn't heard of Splickety Publishing, so I'm really glad I checked in at Seekerville today! Thanks for the great post. I'm off to check out the website/blog.

Mary Preston said...

I am impressed. Every word would need to be in place for a story to work.

Ruth Logan Herne said...

First, this is WAY FUN!!!!! I love the premise and the concept. The only thing I see missing, Dawn, and correct me if it's there, are samples or sneak peaks of what they're looking for.

The samples I looked at only gave the Table of Contents and Ben's letter/views.

But I love this idea, this format, and the fun of it all! What a great concept!

I want to be your featured author in March "News That Never Happened".... How fun would that be, like War of the Worlds fun! An O'Henry twist!

This is/was a great idea! I'm so glad you're here today to talk about it, now I must subscribe.

Okay, I subscribed to the mixed one, and I want to congratulate you guys on thinking out of the box! Well done!

Cindy W. said...

What a great post and concept Dawn! Sometimes I like to grab something short to read between books and this would be perfect! I just subscribed to the blog and the newsletter.

I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you for the chance.

Smiles &Y Blessings,
Cindy W.

The Artist Librarian said...

Sounds a little like the drabbles (100 words max.) or one shots (1 chapter, 1 scene, not-to-be-continued) that you see in fanfiction ... I think I might have seen the term "flash fiction" there as well?

I've never really written fanfic, but the shorter lengths do seem like something I'd be more likely to try before attempting a novel. However, it seems like it would be easier if you are writing with established characters (either your own original or fanfiction) because you don't really have a lot of words to hook the reader/have the reader become attached to the characters.

I like reading one shot fanfic because they usually explore a scene or feelings of the characters that are "missing" or fill into gaps in the book/tv show/film.

I think it would be cool to see some Seekerville drabbles or flash fiction with some of their characters.

Vince said...

Hi Dawn:

Do you see any difference between the traditional, short, 'lickety-split' fiction of yesteryear, as found in the Woman's World romances and mystery shorts, and today's splickety flash fiction? I just had to get up at four in the morning to ask you this. :)

If they are the same, then Seekerville has its own world expert in Tina!

Vin

Vince said...

Hi Dawn:

I'm still up. Have you hear of 'pico' fiction? These are one sentence short stories. Hemingway was said to have writter the shortest such story. Here it is:

For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn.

V

Tina Radcliffe said...

Welcome, Dawn!

This is so exciting. FLASH IS MY LIFE!

Is this a paying gig? Do they buy first North American serial rights or all World Rights?

Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

Jackie said...

Hi Dawn,

I've tried writing 1000 words, and that was tough. Then I tried 100. Even tougher. But it was fun.

I signed up for your blog, and I'm now following you on Twitter.

Thanks for visiting today.

Kelly Bridgewater said...

Thanks, Dawn
In one of my creative writing classes in grad school, we focused on flash fiction. It was neat yet difficult especially after working on long 25-30 pages essays for my other graduate classes. I would love to try again at a short fiction piece. Going to sign up for your newsletter. God bless!

Jill Weatherholt said...

Welcome, Dawn!
I love the name of your magazine! I love to write tight, so I've always enjoyed writing flash fiction. I've written several stories for Woman's World, but unlike our Queen of WW, Tina, I've yet to be published.
I can't wait to check out your 2016 themes.

cathyann40 said...

I love to read. I can't write even a letter so I know there would never be a book wrote by me. lol

Tracey Hagwood said...

Hi Dawn,
I'm familiar with short stories in magazines, but have never heard the term flash fiction. Very interesting post. I'll check out your newsletter.

Please enter me in the drawing, thanks.

Caryl Kane said...

HELLO DAWN! Thank you for introducing me to "flash fiction".

Please put me in for the GC drawing.

Rose said...

Hi Dawn!

So, what types of flash fiction is Splickety looking for? All genres?

DebH said...

Hi Dawn
I love Splickety!!! Unfortunately of late, I've been uber busy and have had home computer issues that have limited my online time to what I can get during breaks at work *heavy sigh*, so I haven't visited as much as I'd like. I signed up for one mag subscription via Randy Ingermanson's newsletter.

I think I'm more geared for flash fiction in general. I like the 1,000 word limit (800 words is a bit harder for me). I'm hoping to develop more and as I build that skill - expand it to actual book length stories. I will definitely need to check out your submission theme pages.

Hooray for your Seekerville post! Glad to see the exposure.

Suzanne Baginskie said...
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DebH said...

p.s.
please put my name in the draw.

Suzanne Baginskie said...

Hello Dawn:

I am excited to learn of your flash fiction magazine. I have been published in three flash fiction venues. I will check out Splickety. I love the way you came up with the name. It's like a splice of a story and that is exactly what Flash Fiction is. Networking is very necessary for writers. This column of yours will expand your magazine's foothold in the world. Good move for World Domination. Smile. Lots of luck.
I will be signing up for your newsletter.

Janet Dean said...

Welcome to Seekerville, Dawn. Flash fiction is new to me and sounds fascinating! From your amazing growth, I know readers love what you're doing and want more!

Janet

Wilani Wahl said...

Flash fiction is new to me. I want to learn more

Dawn Ford said...

Jan, you picked a great day to visit us!! We're talking about NaNoWriMo today!

Mary, You do learn to make every word work and count, that's for sure!

Ruth, Thank you!! I will see if I can get some examples and put them in the comments. I didn't want everyone to say, that short story girl had the longest article... LOL!

Dawn Ford said...

And, YAY! Ruth!! You signed up. It is pretty fun over there if I say so myself!

Cindy, You're going to love it! Our blog has great articles and the Newsletter will show you what's coming out in the magazines.

Artist Librarian, that would be great to have Seekerville Flash Fiction!! Avily Jerome, Havok's Editor, published her book, The Heir, from a sort of fanfic she did. It's a great book!

Dawn Ford said...

Vince, I like to think Splickety has taken the 'traditional' fiction and expanded it, bringing it into different genres. And I have heard of Pico fiction, that Hemingway quote itself! Isn't it amazing to have so few words hint at such a possibility of stories? I love it.

Tina, We do pay!! $0.02 a word if you're selected and you get a hard copy of the magazine your story is in. We have a template ready for a galactic takeover. We have to first figure out where to place our Empire's headquarters. For right now we're located in Cyber Space.

Cindy Regnier said...

Hi Dawn. What an interesting post. I've tried a little bit of the 1,000 words or less and if anyone thinks it's easy-peasy because it's so few words - well, they're just wrong. It's incredibly difficult to tell an engaging story in so few words and, oh how I admire you for doing it SO well! Thanks for passing on your words of wisdom.

(Hey fellow villagers: Tina is really good at this too. Check out Love in Bloom by Tina Russo.)

Dawn Ford said...

Hey, Jackie! Welcome aboard!! Thanks for signing up. Writing is hard in itself, getting the reduction right? That's amazing!

Dawn Ford said...

Kelly, We'd love to see what you come up with. Our themes for 2016 are up on our blog. If you see a theme you like, give it a shot!!

Jill, keep trying. The more you do, the better you get. And don't forget to try us! We are always looking for great stories.

cathyann40, YOU are who we write for! Without you we'd have no audience. :)

Dawn Ford said...

Tracey, great! Come on over, I hope you like what you see!

Hi Carol Kane! Thank you!

Hey Rose!! We do ALL kinds of fiction. In the few months I've been Operations Manager, we've had a Wild West issue (with a special edition cover of a unicorn instead of a horse!), we've had Fantasy vs Sci Fi, and a Lost at Sea issue. The next one coming out at the end of this week is a Just Friends? Splickety Love issue. There's something for everyone.

Dawn Ford said...

DebH, Yay! One of our Splickety subscribers!! Randy Ingermanson is great, also! I've been the opposite in my writing. I started off chatty and long winded. I don't have a problem meeting the book lengths, I have trouble sifting it down to just the story! So Splickety is really helping me figure that out.

Suzanne Baginskie, Mwahahaha! You saw that did you? Just a small step for FFWD (Flash Fiction World Domination!) I'm glad you signed up! Hope you like it.

Hi Janet! We are growing! It's been crazy amazing to see how what we do really connects with people! And I think because we all love what we do, it comes across as well.

Dawn Ford said...

Wilani, Come on over and take a look around at Splickety. Our blog today talks about NaNoWriMo, but it can also be used across the board for writing flash fiction as well. We have several stories we publish in the blog as well. That would give you a good taste of what we're about!

Dawn Ford said...

Hi, Cindy! You're right, it's a challenge to get across your idea in so few words. And when it's done well it's just so captivating. We'll have to see about getting Tina on board the Splickety train!

Myra Johnson said...

Welcome, Dawn! My writing career began with short stories and articles, so I'm a firm believer in starting with the shorter forms while honing your writing skills. You quickly learn the importance of "writing tight" and focusing on the central story elements. Wordy description and dialogue must go by the wayside.

Also, writing shorter pieces is an excellent way to start building up a well-rounded writing résumé!

Rachael Koppendrayer said...

I looked at the themes for next year and . . . kaboom. That looks like more fun than it has any right to be. News that never happened? Fairy tales unfettered? Creativity is going into overdrive, and it's not for my NaNoWriMo novel . . .

Dawn Ford said...

Rachael K, Haha! It all counts toward NaNo (maybe not your novel...but it all counts!). Next year is going to be sooooo much fun to see what everyone comes up with!

Dawn Ford said...

Myra, I wish I would've started that way! That would be my advice now to newbie writers! Start out with short stories and work your way up in word count numbers!

Marianne Barkman said...

Good morning, Dawn. Now that I've come back at the expected time, I am also more coherent. Drinking coffee does that for me. I signed up for both the blog and the newsletter. Thank you. And I have dreams for that GC. Thanks for putting my name in.

Dawn Ford said...

Good morning, Marianne! My coffee cup is now empty, so I think I'm making sense as well. I know you're going to love it!

Meghan Carver said...

Good morning, Dawn! I just signed up for the newsletter and blog updates. I haven't tried writing flash fiction, but I love the idea of it. Thank you for your tips! One of your suggestions was to keep the story to one main character. So, in a romance, we should choose either the hero or heroine and stick to only their POV?

Missy Tippens said...

Welcome, Dawn! This is so interesting. I've written as short as 10k words and thought that was hard. :) I would love to try my hand at something shorter sometime!

Wait! I just remembered that the first money I ever made in my writing career came from a short story contest. I think that piece was about 1k words. :)

Dawn Ford said...

Meghan, You can do that-cover their point of view only just like Kim Duffy did in her story about a man taking his wife to the roller rink before it closed its doors for good: http://splicketypubgroup.com/dance-roller-rink-duffy/. It's a great example of showing what's going on with the wife as well as with the husband.

Dawn Ford said...

Missy, you're an old hand at it, then! And 10,000 words is not easy! That's still making every word count, especially if you have more than one POV.

Pam Hillman said...

Dawn, this is so cool! I remember when Ben first started talking about Splickety. Congrats to everyone for making this such a huge success.

This is probably on the site, but I'm sure you can tell me easier than I can find it! :) Approximately how many flash fiction pieces does Splickety publish a year in the three magazines? I'd also like to know the circulation numbers. I looked under advertising, but didn't see the info. there.

I checked out the website, and read the Roller Rink story. So sweetly sad. :(

Pam Hillman said...

Issue 1.4 is free under the advertising page. It's a great example of the whole magazine to whet everyone's appetite.

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/560512

Btw, Dawn, this is not good! I need to be writing! :)

Kathryn Barker said...

Hi Dawn,

What a delightful way to play with words!! I'm looking forward to checking out all the links. Love the tips and all the interaction! Would love to be in the drawing!!

Have a delightful day!!

Dawn Ford said...

Hi, Pam, and thank you! The number of stories changes depending on how many of each (100, 300, 700, and 1000) we choose to publish. But the number is around fifteen stories or less for each magazine. Some stories get chosen to be put on the blog, so that can add up a few more stories per Theme each magazine.

As for numbers, we have had over six hundred digital subscribers at one time. Now we have between two hundred and thirty to two hundred sixty, depending. Each magazine has their own subscribers along with bundling all three into one subscription. We have a little less than a dozen print copies that go out each time. Splickety staffers get the hard copies out to at least a dozen conferences a year. That's where we get the most subscriptions.

I love Kim's roller rink story, too!

Pat Jeanne Davis said...

Hello, Dawn. Great to see you here. I've had the joy of being published in Splickety Love and Splickety Prime. Several of my 800 word short story rejects from Women's World were accepted by Splickety after a few revisions and a little more tightening. I thought writing for WW was difficult. Yet to be publishwed there. Flash fiction is a challenge, but so much fun to read and write. I encourage all to try writing those kinds of stories. The staff at Splickety and particularly Andy are so helpful. I'm looking at the themes for next year. Happy for your success.

Dawn Ford said...

Hey, Kathryn! Thanks. Enjoy the links!

Dawn Ford said...

Hi Pat! We love repeat authors!! And you didn't give up, kudos to you!!! It takes practice, but you just proved it can be done!

Dawn Ford said...

Pam, just saw your link to issue 1.4. Thanks for sharing that! Now go get writing!! LOL.

Sarah Claucherty said...

Dawn, are there professional opportunities to work with Splickety available apart from writing for it? Editing, etc.?

Dawn Ford said...

Sarah, we have two positions currently open: Ad Sales Representative and Lead Graphic Designer. From time to time we get other positions open and since we will be expanding there may be some openings next year. Check back on our page here: http://splicketypubgroup.com/splicketeers/join-our-team/.

Just Commonly said...

Thanks Dawn for taking time to answer all of our questions! =)

Dawn Ford said...

No problem, Just Commonly! I love sharing about Splickety!

Valri said...

I've heard of flash fiction before, Dawn but I appreciated your post because it explained it so much better! It is great to have all kinds of options when you are reading! Sometimes I want a long book to just "savor" and other times I want something like flash fiction! So glad you stopped by today!

Dawn Ford said...

Thank you, Valri! I'm the same. Sometime's I want to settle in for a good, long book. Other times I'm too distracted for that. I'm glad this helped explain flash fiction to you!

Julie Lessman said...

DAWN!!!!

WOW, you just educated me soooo much, so THANK YOU!! I never fully understood what flash fiction was about, so this post is a blessing to me! And Splickety Publishing Group sounds like a really fun place to work and a very fun job!

I have to laugh at the idea of writing a story in a 1000 words or less much less 100 words or less because I have trouble keeping my tweets the proper size!! But I imagine taking a course in flash fiction would really help an author to tighten up their writing, so maybe I should consider it. :)

HOLY COW!! I just read "Dance at the Roller Rink and am sitting here with tears in my eyes. Who would have thought someone could writing such an amazing version of The Notebook in 1,000 words or less???? WOW. WOW. WOW!!!!

I bow to the greatness of authors who can elicit such emotion in so few words. I am truly humbled and signed up for the blog immediately!

How does one go about applying for a particular theme month, Dawn? Obviously I would be interested in August -- Love on Location.

SUCH an interesting topic -- thank you for sharing it with us!!

Hugs,
Julie

Wilani Wahl said...

Dawn, I went over and checked out the page. Loved the post about Nano. I am participating again this year. I felt like such a failure when I failed to do anything after getting sick on the first day. Now this year I'm starting out sick but I think I am finally on the right medicine to knock this out of me (been sick for 3 weeks) In spite of this in the first 3 days I've written over 8000 words. I wrote 250 words this morning and then needed to think through what I wanted to write for the next part of the story so will go back to it after I have formulated a plan.

I have marked the web site and will consider working on something to submit

Debby Giusti said...

HI Dawn!

Flash fiction sounds like a great way to become a better writer. Making every word count is so important. I think that's why journalism majors often become successful authors. They know how to pack a punch in as few words as possible. Thanks for sharing Splickety with us today.

We ate a lot of cake in October so I've brought apples and pears for an afternoon snack. Sweet tea and cider as well.

Dawn Ford said...

JUlie, thank you so much for your wonderful words! It is pretty amazing, isn't it? I can let Ben know you would be interested in being a guest author. Send me an email at info@splicketypubgroup.com and I can forward you his email-or pass yours onto him. Whichever. We'd LOVE to have you on board!!!

Dawn Ford said...

Debby, you're so correct! I have a friend who worked at a newspaper. Best way to learn to use few words and get a message across!And thanks for the refreshments! Great for my pre-holiday diet.

Dawn Ford said...

Whoo-hoo, Wilani!! You go!! And we'd love to have you send us something! I can't wait. Best of NaNo luck to you!

Jeanne T said...

Dawn, I love your enthusiasm for Splickety and writing flash fiction. Flash fiction intimidates me. I can write a 90,000 word book, but a 1,000 word story? I'm biting my nails. :) I liked the tips you offered. Think of the story as a snapshot. That one resonated.

I've been watching Splickety for awhile. It's so exciting to see where you all are going!

Jackie Smith said...

Hi Dawn, good to see you here....I see you on another (later in the day) blog. I signed up for the blog and newsletter. I am an avid reader!
Please put me in for the GC drawing.

Dawn Ford said...

Jeanne T, thank you. You bite your nails, too! Lol. I bite them whenever I get writer's block. I can't wait to see where the future leads us, as well. :)

Jackie, Hi!! Good to see you here, also. Glad you signed up and I hope you enjoy them!

Loraine Nunley said...

I had heard about flash fiction, but I didn't really understand what it was until now. I confess that I am intimidated by the large word counts of full length novels. Flash fiction sounds like a good tool to help me overcome that. I will be checking out Splickety. Thanks for the giveaway too!

Dawn Ford said...

Loraine, Hi! As a wise person once told me, you never know until you try!

Lorna said...

Dawn! I'm late to the party, but after reading your great article, I caught up in a FLASH. I think flash fiction is a terrific way for writers to capture a moment and to learn to make every word count. Your excitement about Splickety is contagious.

Dawn Ford said...

Hi Lorna!! It's easy to be excited about something you believe in. Maybe you could send something in some time!! :)

Sandy Smith said...

Dawn, I wish I could have been here earlier. This was very interesting to me because short is what I write. Most magazines any more have shorter word counts, so writing under 1,000 words is what I do. I didn't realize that flash fiction was considered anything with that lower word count. I thought of it as something different in theme as well. Others mentioned Woman's World, which I have also tried writing for. It sounds like some have had success with submitting Woman's World rejected stories to Splickety. I may have to look into that.

Please enter me in the drawing.

Dawn Ford said...

Hi Sandy! Yes, definitely! Take a look at the Themes page on our blog and see if you have something that fits and send it in!

Sandy Smith said...

Thanks, Dawn. I will have to look at doing that.

Heidi Robbins said...

I really enjoy reading short stories and novellas in between longer books, especially on busy days and during the holidays. Can't wait to see more from your company! Please include me in the drawing!

Donna said...

Dawn, I am headed to check out the theme page. I have several Women's World stories that were rejected. I would love to dust them off and use them again!

Thanks for sharing with us! Please enter me.

Chill N said...

DAWN, your enthusiasm shines through! It's also contagious. Time to return to some short stories, polish them, and give flash fiction a try. Thanks for educating me :-) And good wishes for all the Splickety ventures.

Nancy C

Loves To Read said...

Hi Dawn - I'd never heard of flash fiction but I love short stories and novellas and will be signing up for the newsletter! Please enter me in the drawing.

Terri said...

Hey Dawn, love the sound of flash fiction! Thanks for taking time out of your day to share with us. Also, thanks for the great discount in the magazines. Please drop my name in the hat for the drawing.

bonton said...

Hi, Dawn!!

What an interesting post and concept - I'd like to check it out, so signed up for the newsletter and blog. Thank you!!

As Julie Lessman commented, 'Dance at the Roller Rink' is a tear-jerker, loved it!!


Please include my name in the drawing for the gift card, thank you!!

Edwina said...

Hi Dawn,
This was an excellent post and reminder to me of flash fiction. I took a creative writing class many, many years ago and flash fiction was part of the class. Flash fiction is a great way to help writers tighten up their writing.

Please put my name in for the drawing for the gift card!

Chris Bailey said...

Thank you for introducing us to the magazines! Some days, a flash of writing (and reading) is all I can manage. It's wonderful that the very short concepts can be honed and published. Please enter me in the drawing!

Sparks of Ember said...

I've been meaning to explore flash-fiction. I'm one of those "always biting off more than they can chew" folks and flash fiction sounds like a good way to get some discipline and write more, too.

Christine said...

Great advice for helping me write that short Christmas story for my newsletter giveaway.

Carol Garvin said...

Thanks for the intro to the magazines, Dawn. Love the name, Splickety , and how it came about. I haven't read much flash fiction, except for the work of one of the members in my critique group. I'm one of those people who usually prefers to get lost in a good long novel, both in reading and writing, but there are times when something short could be handy. :)

Sierra Faith said...

Flash Fiction sounds really cool! I am normally pretty good at writing a story until a hit 15,00 words... Then I'm kind of stuck! That can't happen in a flash Fiction!

Becky Dempsey said...

I had the privilege of going to a conference session by Sarah Grimm. I have written a couple flash fiction stories and found them really fun to write. I am looking forward to receiving my first digital Splikety magazine.

Janet Kerr said...

I haven't read any flash fiction. The Splikety magazine will remedy that!
Jan

Deanne Patterson said...

Wow, this flash fiction is all new to me. I must say it sounds very interesting .
Please put med in the gc drawing.

Deanne P.