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Flash Fiction Opportunities

Here are two opportunities for SF writers and, in due course, readers. Science magazine Cosmos soon will open another of their prestigious short story competitions, the winner’s story to be published in a print edition, and the runners up in an online edition. Frequently, these are flash fiction contests. Cosmos regularly publishes short SF. At the time of writing, they have a Ray Bradbury story…yeah, I heard of him.

A long-standing online literary and genre quarterly magazine, Eclectica, is sponsoring a flash fiction competition for stories under 800 words, any theme, for their October/November issue.

Interested writers may find out more about these contests via Circalit, who helps writers manage their writing projects, and who is providing submissions support for the Cosmos competition and the Eclectica competition.

 

Karen Smith Places in “Return To Luna” Writing Contest

Yep, that’s our very own Karen T. Smith on the list of finalists for the “Return to Luna” writing contest. She’ll be published in the “Return to Luna” anthology. Karen, what other details can you provide for us?

R.W. Ware’s Wares

Our artist-in-residence, R.W. Ware, is a tattoo artist. He’s going to the Down East Tattoo Show (DETS) in Bangor, Maine, this weekend. He’s blogged about it — along with the latest FLash Fiction Online offering and his Writers of the Future entry (busy contest-oriented week for him!) — and you might like to check out his Web site to see work done a little differently than you’ll see around here.

Even if living human vellum isn’t your favorite parchment, you’ve got to admire his skill. And his versatility! Good luck, Rich!

Writers of the Future Semi-finalists

Galaxy Press has released the names of the finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions for the Writers of the Future contest for 1st quarter 2008. Of special note are two honorable mentions: Our very own R.W. (Rich) Ware — showing he has a talent for writing as well as art — and the author of our upcoming special feature for March, Barbara A. Barnett.

This is a very tough competition, and getting an honorable mention is a very big step for a budding writer. Congratulations to both of them!

R.W. Ware on the Preditors & Editors Art Poll

If you’ve read the past two issues of Flash Fiction Online, you’ve seen the artwork that accompanies each story. It has been relevant and tastefully done in different media to match each story. It’s mature, sensitive, appropriate art through-and-through.

That excellence has been achieved through the toil of our art director and resident artist, Rich Ware.

Now other people are giving him the credit he deserves. Over on Andrew Burt’s Preditors & Editors Poll, someone nominated R.W. Ware in the “Artist Publishing in 2007” category. As I write this, Rich is #6 — a testament to his skill and thoughtful craft work.

If you agree, click here, scroll down to R.W. Ware, and cast your vote.

Thanks!

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