Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tasty Moments In Great Flash

Oh, but there are so many wonderful examples of fantastic flash fiction.
Here are just a few. These three are also edible.

Matt Bell - Custard's Last Stand - Dogzplot

Spencer Wise - Potatoes - SmokeLong Quarterly

Ravi Mangla - Death By Chocolate Eclair - elimae

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Submission Period Closed

The submission period has closed as of 12/1. The response to the call for submissions has been fantastic and more than expected. Many wonderful stories!
Responses will be sent in the next few weeks.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Randall Brown - 2008 Flume Press Award Winner

Randall Brown, contributor for Dogs: Wet & Dry, won the 2008 Flume Press Chapbook contest with his short fiction collection Mad To Live.

Interview with Randall Brown:

From Flume Press:

Randall Brown’s flash fiction collection, Mad to Live, exists at the intersection where quirkiness and originality blend into something entirely new: a new voice in fiction that’s rapturous and funny and daring, with many layers of depth floating beneath the lyrical and crystalline surface. This is work of certain genius, raw genius hammered and compressed into short short stories that move us like poetry, that make us long, like the oddball characters in Randall’s collection, to devour life with the gusto with which a pregnant woman crunches down bugs. Raw, beautiful, ugly, supremely funny: Brown’s fiction lures us in then mesmerizes us with its incredible siren songs of loss.

–Terri Brown-Davidson, author of Marie, Marie, Hold On Tight and The Doll Artist's Daughter
With a keen, witty eye and a sensitive heart, the author manages, in the deft brushstrokes of the very short story, to capture the dizzy array of life’s twists and turns, keeping us in wonder and rapture all the while.

– Rob Davidson, author of Field Observations

Flume Press -

Randall Brown -

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Benjamin Percy - The Whiting Award - Congratulations

Benjamin Percy, contributor for Dogs: Wet & Dry and author of a novel, The Wilding (forthcoming from Graywolf in 2009), and two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006), has just won the $50,000 Whiting Award. The award is given to emerging writers based on accomplishment and promise.

When congratulated on his news, Ben responded, "A part of me is still standing on the stage, blinking, completely dumbfounded."

Congratulations to Benjamin!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bruce Holland Rogers - Short Short Stories

Bruce Holland Rogers will be writing the introduction to Dogs: Wet & Dry - A Collection of Canine Flash Fiction.

Bruce Holland Rogers also writes under the pseudonym Hanovi Braddock. His stories have won a Pushcart Prize, two Nebula Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, two World Fantasy Awards, and have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award and Spain's Premio Ignotus.

More info:

"Definitions of flash fiction are often made for editorial convenience. Should these stories be no more than 500 words? Seven hundred and fifty? A thousand? What matters far more than the arbitrary word count is the effect of the story.
Flash fiction is efficient. At its best, the flash of flash fiction is the dazzle of lightning, stunning the reader with both brevity and brilliance."
-- Bruce Holland Rogers

Short short stories by Bruce Holland Rogers can be found on:

A recent interview -

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dogs: Wet & Dry - What is this? More to follow.

There are many versions of Dog. Man's best friend doesn't just deliver love, licks and loyalty; with the territory come fleas, bites and fights. Dogs: Wet and Dry is an eclectic collection of gutsy, intelligent, fierce, and funny flash fiction -- canine style. Rick Bass provides the foreword and Bruce Holland Rogers an introduction to flash fiction. From heartfelt, to humorous, to quirky, the anthology is filled with the distinctive voices of talented established and emerging writers.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dogs: Wet & Dry - A Collection of Canine Flash Fiction - INTRODUCTION

The first post of Dogs: Wet & Dry - A Collection of Canine Flash Fiction.

From humorous to heartfelt to quirky - an anthology of short short stories about DOGS.
Foreword by Rick Bass, Introduction by Bruce Holland Rogers.