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Give Bruce Holland Rogers a Kickstart

Bruce Holland Rogers is well known to FFO fans; he wrote a monthly flash fiction column, published by Flash Fiction Online, for a couple of years. Among his writing awards are a Pushcart, two Nebulas, Bram Stoker and others. He’s one of a few to try to make a living of short fiction.

Now he’s starting a short-short (flash) publishing project via KickStarter. If you aren’t familiar with Kickstarter.com, it’s just cool, is what it is. It is a crowd funding group that favors creative projects, including all the arts, technology and others. The ‘crowd’ is a growing group of people who chip in a little bit or a lot for some project that appeals to them, just to be part of something cool. There are small, non-equity rewards, but that’s not the point.

Take a look at Bruce Holland Rogers’ 49: a square of stories for hip people. Don’t be left behind; he’s almost halfway home.

Line-up for January

January’s line-up includes three stories:

* Mike Resnick’s “The Fallen Angel”
* Stefanie Freele’s “The Flood of ’09”
* Robin Gillespie’s “As Their Eyes Touched God”
* A Classic Flash by Anton Chekhov, “An Enigmatic Nature”

Mike’s piece is a reprint, but (a) it’s an out-of-print almost-20-year-old story, (b) it’s a really good story, and (c) Mike is the winningest SF author ever, so I’ll break my usual “no reprints” rule for this one. Interestingly, this isn’t a science fiction story.

Stefanie’s story falls exactly one year after her first story with us, “James Brown is Alive and Doing Laundry in South Lake Tahoe“. We nominated that one for a Pushcart Prize.

Robin’s bio refers to graphic novel work, but not short story publications, so this might just be her first one. When she emails me her bio, I’ll know more. 🙂

Bruce Holland Rogers will be with us as well, of course — even though he’s traveling to Egypt. Of course we wish him safe travels.

Happy New Year!

Flash Fiction Online story wins First Annual Micro Award!

This is cross-posted from News and Headlines, since it’s both news (which goes on News and Headlines) and site-specific (which goes here).

Congratulations to Bruce Holland Rogers for winning the First Annual Micro Award with his story, “Reconstruction Work“!

We published this story in our very first issue, barely making the Micro Award deadline. It has also been noted on cnn.com — which is, I think, only the second reference to Bruce on CNN (the other being a book review).

Robert Laughlin is the brainpower and administrator behind the Micro Awards. George Keithley and Clark Brown were judges for the first award; the second award will be judged by Stefanie Freele, Benjamin J. Biesek, and Len Fulton. (Remember Stefanie? She wrote the (now Pushcart-nominated) “James Brown is Alive and Doing Laundry in South Lake Tahoe” in our January issue — the month after Bruce published his award-winning story.)

Congratulations to Bruce, and many thanks to Robert Laughlin and the rest of the Micro Award judges!

We’re on CNN!

Well, CNN.com, anyway:

Consequently there has been a proliferation of “flash fiction” on the Web, with E-zines and dedicated sites like Flash Fiction Online showcasing the talents of writers like Bruce Holland Rogers.

I knew that if my boring-but-descriptive name put us high up in Google it would be worth it… 🙂

Lineup for July

We’ve solidified the line-up for July, and I couldn’t be happier.

We have another story from David Tallerman, who wrote “The Desert Cold” in our March issue — and I actually like this one better than the first, truth be told. (Don’t tell Dave. It would be like playing favorites with his kids.) You can find him on the web at davidtallerman.net.

We have a great little story by Jennifer Tatroe. It’s our first publication with her, but she’s also been published in The Boston Literary Magazine, Every Day Fiction (and is about to be again), and Flashquake. Her Web site is jennifertatroe.com.

Finally, we are publishing a story by Brenda Kalt, a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop. She’s been published before in Not One of Us.

And of course, we’ll have Bruce Holland Rogers‘s next column in the “Short-short sighted” series.

And maybe more. We’ll see what we can pull off. 🙂

Announcing: New Column by Bruce Holland Rogers

I’m thrilled to announce that, starting with our June issue, Bruce Holland Rogers will contribute a monthly column called “Short-Short Sighted: Writing the Short-Short Story”.

Bruce is an award-winning writer and a teacher, and may be best known as a writer of extremely short stories. (If you doubt it, visit his web site, “shortshortshort.com”. 🙂 ) There’s no one more qualified to write this sort of column than he is.

Watch this spot — only a few more weeks to go!

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