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Blogcritics Does (Flash) Fiction: Soliciting Writers and Stories

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What is “flash fiction?” We define it as fiction under 1,000 words, well-written, and told concisely. All genres are acceptable except fan fiction. We also plan on publishing an annual Best of Blogcritics Fiction e-book, so get writing!

Flash FictionThe Rules

All submissions must be no longer than 1,000 words. Got a short, sweet 500-word microfic? Great. A 9,000 word almost-novella? (If you submit it in serial, one submission at a time, we’ll consider it if it’s really, really good.) Please provide a maturity rating on your story, and for now we are not accepting anything explicit (sorry, guys).

All submissions must be final draft, as in publishable with a few minor edits. Any submission that is not will be sent back rejected or requesting that you re-write and resubmit.

All published submissions must be original (no reposts from your writing blog or other fiction websites). Once published on Blogcritics, you may repost elsewhere with the attribution “originally published on Blogcritics.” This is critical, since Blogcritics publishes only original content. You retain all copyright on your work.

All Flash Fiction submissions are just that: submissions. We reserve the right to edit or reject (or send back for more work) any submission not ready for publication on the site. So give it your best shot (and by that we mean professional, publishable quality, not your first draft!).

During the year, we may give prompts: holidays, momentous occasions, genres, etc. Those will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter feed.

Interested? Current Blogcritics writers are already eligible to submit, and if you’re not a Blogcritics contributor, please sign up, and provide us with a page or two of your fiction-writing mojo. We’ll respond promptly!

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About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse comes out October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."