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Notes from the Slush Pile by Al Kratz

Beginnings   I’d like to share some ideas on beginnings that occurred to me after a recent run through the slush pile. REM wrote a great song called Begin the Begin on their album, Life’s Rich Pageant. It started: Birdie…
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3 NFFR stories in new Norton Anthology

— From Meg Pokrass, NFFR Founding Editor — I’m thrilled to be holding an advanced reading copy of W.W. Norton’s anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short fiction edited by Norton Anthology’s editor James Thomas and microfiction author Robert Scotellaro! I was…
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The Creative Process

—The Creative Process (Paris) in Collaboration with NFFR— We’re very excited here at New Flash Fiction Review! A handful of excerpts from New Flash Fiction Review‘s last 5 years have been selected by The Creative Process for an upcoming exhibition as part of…
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“Something Lost” Contest Winners 2016

Congratulations to Leonard Kress and Joe McDade, who tied for first place in our “Something Lost” microfiction contest! There were so many strong entries, it was nearly impossible to decide. Thank you to everyone who entered this contest!   What…
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Flash Worldwide by Robert Shapard

Flash Worldwide: A New Anthology, Flash Fiction International, from W.W. Norton   The following notes are from a ten-minute talk for AWP, April 10, 2015. Please excuse the short-hand logic and colloquial grammar —Robert Shapard, Editor I want to talk…
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