We think small as in Small Literature.
It’s been called micro fiction, flash fiction, tiny fiction and cigarette fiction. Early on, these stories were called short shorts or even ultra shorts. You may have your own name for it: bite-sized fiction or fun-sized fiction.
Call it what you will, it is a short story made even more so. Flash fiction is to stories what haiku is to poetry: a world in a drop of water.
Small but powerful.
Get rid of any fluff. Be ruthless in your editing. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again. Get to the point.
Get to the point, now.
Coffin Bell is a new quarterly online journal of dark literature that publishes poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction that explore the darkest themes.
Volume 1, Issue No. 4 is out now and features a dark mix of waking nightmares, dark CNF, dystopian flash and the most cursed of verse, including The Days of the Locust, a new short piece of dark fiction by J H Martin, which you can read here.
Dragon Poet Review is an online literary journal that features a wide variety of poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, short memoir and short CNF, as well as photography, artwork and reviews of books and films.
The journal is published twice annually and their 2018 Summer/Fall Issue is out now. Featuring a fresh and vibrant mix of contemporary art from a myriad of artists from all around the globe, the 2018 Summer/Fall Issue also features Mind Your Self, a short piece of fiction by J H Martin, which you can read here.
It was the advertising slogan for the Volkswagon Beetle developed by the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959. Since then, it has been called the single best advertising campaign of the 20th Century. We think it fits us perfectly.
We think small as in Small Literature – small but powerful.
Get rid of any fluff. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again.
Get to the point. Get to the point, now.
To anyone paying attention, the world of publishing has radically changed in the last decade. To say that the market is crowded is an understatement. Social media allows anyone and everyone to present their lives as celebrity, to chatter in endless self promotion. Self publishing has lowered the bar for what creations enter the market. For many readers and authors, this has been a frustrating turn of events. Curating Alexandria exists, not to add to the noise, but to offer interested readers a well curated, well edited collection of emerging talent.
To help them continue to support new writing talent and to share the beauty of new works of art centered around or inspired by the most timeless of themes, you can purchase your own paperback copy of the anthology here.
In the tradition of the bifurcated narratives of writers like Denis Johnson and Robinson Jeffers, this publication exists in tandem with itself: Obra constitutes the online wing, with the best of each online issue and other material being co-opted for hardcopy Artifact postcards that include poetry, prose and visual media…
…We seek the reappraisal of traditional genre lines, looking to expose the new and exciting work being done around the Americas: anywhere that genre, medium, and craftsmanship are being broken down into their component parts and recombined in compelling ways, Obra / Artifact hopes to be…
Issue #3 of Obra / Artifact is out now. Entitled; ‘Mythos’, the issue is centred around the theme of myths and mythology, and features a fresh and eclectic mix of poesía (poetry), essais (non-fiction), and imaginação (fiction) from writers all over the world, including 虚 (Xū), a new short piece of fiction by J H Martin.
You can read, buy and download a copy of the new issue here.
Mulberry Fork Review is a biannual literary magazine that is free to all.
Issue 5 is out now, featuring non-fiction by R. S. Steiberg, fiction by Raymond Manuel Aguirre, Tad Bartlett, Lorna Brown, Frank Byrns, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, James W. Davidson, Jr., Toni Davidson, Michael Ellman, Walter Girsbach, Melanie Greenwood, David Grogan, Sue Guiney, Taryn Marie Harbert, Matthew Hoch, Raima Larter, James Mulhern, Richard Pearse, Eric Rasmussen, Phyllis Rudin, Nidhi Singhi, Nancy Wade, and prose poetry by Kelly Collins, Rebecca Collins, Clint Dooley, Erika Eckhart, Deborah Guzzi, Peter Hogan, Sophie Jupillat, Barbara Turney-Wieland and ‘Blood Sky Blue‘, a prose poem by J H Martin.