From the Editors
Our Flash Fiction Chronicles blog welcomes assistant editor Tanya L. Schofield. At this time last year, FFC was just getting launched, and it’s already grown fast enough to warrant a second editor. We’re very proud of all the hard work Gay Degani has done to bring the blog from its baby steps to this point, and it’s great that she’ll have Tanya to share the load going forward. In fact, with Tanya’s kind assistance, we’re going to be handing the Author Interviews over to FFC, so that’s one more reason to read the Flash Fiction Chronicles (if you needed another reason, that is).
In other news, congratulations are due to EDF editor Elissa Vann Struth, whose story “Down to the Roots” took second place in the Short Story (English) category of the CBC Literary Awards (Canada’s largest literary competition for unpublished works).
We have the usual assortment of fine stories for you this month. Returning authors include S.J. Higbee and Aaron Polson, and newcomers include Stacy Py Flynn and Fadzlishah Johanabas.
On Friday April 16th, we’re proud to present the first-place winner of the Flash Fiction Chronicles’ String-of-10 TWO Contest: “Salvation” by Ann M. Pino. Visit FFC to learn more about the entries, the judge, and the other winners and finalists.
Sadly, we have no April Fool’s Day, Easter or Passover stories for you. We can’t publish holiday stories if nobody sends them to us.
If your life feels short of poetry, check out March’s most-read poems at Every Day Poets: “An Ill Kept Tenament” by L R Humphries, “The Passenger” by Douglas Pugh, and “Yellow” by Linda Simoni-Wastila.
Here at EDF, our most-read stories for March were “Terry and the Eye” by Gaius Coffey, “Build, Build, Build” by James Bloomer, and “Changeover Day” by Dan Purdue.
Response times are now back down under 60 days. We’ll do our best to keep them there and get them even further down.
We’re expecting some slush reader changes over the next couple of weeks, so watch our Facebook page or the forums for breaking-news updates on who’s reading your work.
In case you missed them, the most-read articles at FFC in March were “Six Things Your Flash Desires” by Randall Brown, “Tough Luck Finding A Publisher? Try Being One” by Rumjhum Biswas, and “Movies That Teach Structure” by Gay Degani.
April’s Table of Contents
|Apr 1||James Bloomfield||Telephone Call|
|Apr 2||Tommy B. Smith||Mr. Philpot|
|Apr 3||Manuel Royal||Birthday Troll|
|Apr 4||Christopher Floyd||Insight|
|Apr 5||Mickey Mills||The Newly Dead of Winter|
|Apr 6||John Wiswell||Computer Education|
|Apr 7||Joshua S Walker||Open-Minded Gentleman|
|Apr 8||Kaolin Imago Fire||Fading|
|Apr 9||Jon Bland||Damaged Goods|
|Apr 10||William Knight||Electric Smiles|
|Apr 11||Patrick Perkins||Speed Trap|
|Apr 12||Jenny Schwartz||After Midnight|
|Apr 13||J.C. Towler||Dour Cutler|
|Apr 14||Jan Melara||Covered Dish Supper|
|Apr 15||S.J. Higbee||A Drop of the Hard Stuff|
|Apr 16||Ann M. Pino||Salvation|
|Apr 17||R.F. Marazas||What’s In A Name?|
|Apr 18||James Hartley||Priorities|
|Apr 19||Rhiannon Morgan||Sucka for Punishment|
|Apr 20||Peter Charles||Slurpy|
|Apr 21||Chad Redden||Building a Sparrow|
|Apr 22||Maureen Wilkinson||The Cool Bag|
|Apr 23||Stacey Py Flynn||Tryst|
|Apr 24||Giles Turnbull||Winner of the Regional Best Chip Shop Award, 2006|
|Apr 25||Oonah V Joslin||Cider Sunrise|
|Apr 26||Ruth Imeson||Turning the Tables|
|Apr 27||Ladonna A. Watkins||Chocolate Milk|
|Apr 28||Lorette C. Luzajic||Shrinking|
|Apr 29||Fadzlishah Johanabas||Secrets|
|Apr 30||Aaron Polson||Blue Collar Boys|