Anthology 2013It's that time again. National Flash-Fiction Day is drawing nearer, so it's about time we asked you for your stories so we can build on the success of last year's wonderful Jawbreakers.
This year we are looking for stories which take their place in the larger web of art. So we are looking for pieces which have been inspired by another work - a book, story, poem, painting, photograph, piece of music, or anything else artistic. It can be a direct relationship, or a loose one, an homage or a tangential glance which sparks the muse. We don't mind the connection, we just want to see how other works of art feed into your writing.
Word count: 500 word maximum.
Deadline: Midnight GMT on Friday 17th May 2013.
Location: Submissions are welcome world-wide, with no restriction.
Submissions: Please paste your stories into the body of an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum of 2 stories per writer, and please send them in the same email.
Small Print: No simultaneous submisions or previously published work, please. However, work previously posted on your own blog or website is fine.
We will not consider any work which is any way offensive or discriminatory.
There will be a fast turn-around on this anthology, in order to get it out in time for the Day, so you should hear back promptly, but if you have any queries or questions, please contact us through our general email address, rather than the anthology one.
This year's anthology will be edited by Calum Kerr and Holly Howitt. The two editors will read all the submissions and draw up their 'wish list' before wrangling endlessly over which ones make the final cut.
And we are pleased to say that we are also having stories contributed from Jenn Ashworth, Tania Hershman, Kevlin Henney, Alison Wells, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Jonathan Pinnock and David Hartley, with more to come.
Oh, and if you didn't managed to get your copy yet, last year's anthology, Jawbreakers, is still available. Click on the picture for more information.