Flash Interview with Iulian Ionescu – Fantasy Scroll Magazine Editor

Today I am talking with Iulian Ionescu, editor extraordinaire at Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Listen up, writers! SM: Hello, Iulian! Tell our readers about Fantasy Scroll Magazine. II: Hi Stefan, thank you for inviting me to this interview. SM: Tell us how the magazine got started. II: I’ve been writing for quite some time and if […]

Interview with Keffy R.M. Kehrli, Glittership Editor

Glittership is open to flash fiction and short stories. Do you think there are differences to what makes each length of story successful? Yes, but I find it difficult to articulate these differences in a way that doesn’t immediately sound fake to me. I think that flash fiction is most successful when it focuses very […]

Flash News: GlitterShip, an LGBTQ Science Fiction & Fantasy Podcast Zine

We’d like to take a break from our regularly scheduled content to give a shout-out to a new audio magazine that’s currently seeking funding through Kickstarter. In the words of editor Keffy R.M. Kehrli, Glittership is: a short science fiction and fantasy podcast that will feature stories about LGBTQ characters or explore LGBTQ issues. I […]

How to Write Flash Ficton: 5 Easy Tips to Not Burn Your Bridges

When it comes to writing, behaving badly is a giant no-no. If you know me, you know that burning things is one of my fortes, mostly effigies of my mortal enemies who just so happen to be Pro-Wrestlers. All of them. Burning bridges, though, is a big no-no. Metaphorically speaking. You weirdo. So what does […]

How to Write Flash Fiction: 15 Short Story Cliches That Need To Die

  As writers, it’s our job to keep stories fresh and exciting. Humans have been writing stories for thousands of years, so it’s inevitable that some story conventions get overused. yet many of us still struggle with ideas and wind up using clichés that ruin the experience for our readers (and therefore, get rejected by […]

Flash Interview With Aimee Picchi

I had a nice chat with author Aimee Picchi, so nice in fact, that I felt compelled to share with y’all. SM: Thank you for doing this interview, Aimee. Tell our readers a little about yourself! AP: In a nutshell, I’m a business journalist who used to be a classical musician, and, when quite young, […]

How to Write Flash Fiction: Survive The Slushpile

Getting published means getting out of the slush pile. Surviving the slushpile means getting past slush readers. The thing is, slush readers are perennially grumpy. Probably drunk too.  Okay, that’s just me, but the point still stands. So what do you do? I have had some amount of success with Lovecraftian incantations, but you can […]

Flash Interview With Elijah Lucian

Today, Flash Fiction Online’s Stefan Milicevic is talking with voice actor Elijah Lucian, who lends his voice to the FFO podcast. Stefan asked some questions, but being charming and Canadian, Elijah didn’t mind at all.                                              […]

Sometimes We Get It Wrong…

I would like to apologize to our Australian readers including Australian Aborigines and to anyone who’s felt the sting of cultural appropriation. I would like to thank the people who pointed out to me that words I published were hurtful. You are right. I’m sorry. As writers, we’re encouraged to step into someone else’s shoes, […]

And We’re Live!

Wow. Talk about a labor of love. There were moments when trying to get the first EVER Flash Fiction Online Anthology up and running reminded me of labor (yes, I have two wildling children so I know what I’m talking about here.). But it’s done. It’s here. WE’RE LIVE! The first ever Flash Fiction Online […]