flash fiction anthology

KICKSTART OUR 2021 ANTHOLOGY

Brilliant Flash Fiction needs a KICKSTART to fund our second print anthology.

When the world stopped in early 2020, writing and the arts kept going. We kept accepting submissions, we kept encouraging writers, and we hosted contests to continue bringing in new writers, new voices and new thoughts. We want writing to thrive, and we want to showcase flash fiction at its best.

To do that, we need your help.

Visit Kickstarter to pledge even a small amount of money—and earn rewards including stickers, pens, editors’ flash fiction tips, T-shirts, and reviews of your own work.

We have until December 11, 2020, 10 AM MST, to reach our goal of $1,000. All money will go towards funding the printing process for an anthology in 2021 featuring original work solicited from writers around the world.

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Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2014-2019

Hunger anthology cover photo_leavesDonate $10 or more to Brilliant Flash Fiction and receive a free copy of our first print anthology, Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2014-2019. This collection is a great resource for students of flash fiction, for authors who want to submit their work, and for anyone who enjoys reading quality flash.

Kathy Fish, master teacher and author:

“Compiling the best of five years of Brilliant Flash Fiction, editors Dawn Lowe, Ed Higgins, and team have created an anthology that wows on every page. These stories demonstrate the power of flash fiction, its unique ability to move, excite, and entertain readers far beyond the constraints of its limited word count.”

 Robert Pope, author of Jack’s Universe and Pushcart Prize winner:

“Loving Hunger: The best of Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2014-2019. I have found some real gems. Read a few to my MFA fiction workshop students.” (more…)

FEED US Writing Contest Results

The FEED US Writing Contest was held June 1-September 1, 2019, in conjunction with the 2019 FoCo Book Fest in Fort Collins, Colorado, the new home of nonprofit organization Brilliant Flash Fiction. We received 376 international entries and shortlisted seven stories that were published in our first print anthology, Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2014-2019. (Make a donation of $10 or more via the donation link on our homepage, and we’ll send you a copy of our new book as a thank you!)

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Kathy Fish

Contest judge Kathy Fish selected the three prize winners and announced her decision at the anthology launch, October 19, in Fort Collins.

We would like to thank Kathy for taking time from her hectic schedule to spend two days in Fort Collins, not only judging our contest and speaking at the anthology launch, but also giving an inspirational free writing workshop that was filled to capacity with a waiting list. (more…)

Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction Anthology Launch Party!

2019_bookfest _Logo_basicThe gang at Brilliant Flash Fiction will launch its “best of” fifth-year anthology during the Fort Collins Book Festival on October 19, 7-9 pm at Wolverine Farms Publick House. Flash fiction writer and teacher Kathy Fish will host the evening, announcing the shortlist and top three prizewinners in the FEED US Writing Contest. Authors whose writing appears in the anthology will read their work, and copies of the anthology will be on sale. Kathy will share her wisdom on what makes a good flash piece work, so it’s an event not to be missed. Everyone is welcome—no registration needed.

Wolverine Farms Publick House is located at 316 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524. www.wolverinefarm.org