On The Wind, It Swirls, Writing Process, and Characters Talking to Each Other: An Interview with Dan Crawley
Valerie Fox speaks with Dan Crawley, author of The Wind, It Swirls, and Blur, about figurative language, seeking connections, and joyful challenges.
Featuring new microfiction by Kathryn Aldridge-Morris, Gail Anderson, Kate Faigen, Jo Gatford, Jeff Goll, Suzanne Hicks, Ruth Joffre, Lorette Luzajic, Frankie McMillan, Angeline Schellenberg, Curtis Smith, Julia Ruth Smith, Joshua Michael Stewart, Jeff Young, and Nathan Leslie.
Why You Might Not Have Placed That Brilliant Story (aka READ THE GUIDELINES)
Karen Jones — Early in 2022 I wrote a long Twitter thread of advice on submitting flash fiction. At the time, I had just finished reading 700 flashes submitted to various competitions and journals, so had made notes as I went along, picking out common pitfalls.
NFFR Best Small Fictions Nominations!
We are pleased to nominate the following works for Best Small Fictions 2023!
Interview with Nathan Leslie
Nathan Leslie talks with Valerie Fox about his latest book, Invisible Hand, and shares insights into his writing and editing.
NFFR Best Microfiction 2023 Nominations!
We are pleased to nominate the following works for Best Microfiction 2023!
NFFR Pushcart 2023 Nominations!
We are pleased to announce the following nominations from NFFR for the 2023 Pushcart Prize.
A Changing of the Guard
We have some exciting news about changes at NFFR. First off, we welcome web designer, Keith Powell, who has worked with some of the classic qualities of the NFFR original design (sheep, sheep, and sheep!) and Keith has done wonderful, miraculous things. Please take a look!
Featuring work by Olga Dermott-Bond, Angela Readman, JP Relph, Tommy Dean, Louella Lester, Keith J. Powell, River Kozhar, Lynn Mundell, and Leah Mueller.
Special Issue: 2022 New Flash Fiction Prize
This year’s judge, Leonora Desar, has chosen a winner and three runner-up entries and we are happy to also have 5 other stories from our shortlist in this year’s Prize Issue.
Featuring new work by Cathy Ulrich, Georgiana Nelsen, Todd Clay Stuart, Noémi Scheiring-Oláh, Gordon Mennenga, Kinneson Lalor, Tanya Cliff, Joe Kapitan, Kate Gehan, Kathleen McGookey, Louella Lester, and Marina Vaysberg. Cover Photography by Al Kratz.
Amelia Earhart Knew Seven Latin Words for Fire by Joe Kapitan
Ignis, the flaming wreckage, bubbling rubber, liquified cloth, her skin charred and blistering, acrid smoke, the tiny thunders of survival’s kicks
Explaining Fractions to My Son at 7:30 on a Tuesday Evening by Briana Maley
I do not know what verb tense to use when I write about homework help, because it is happening both now and thirty-five years ago.
In Ostia, 1975 by Margaret MacInnis
In Ostia, 1975, you were not yet the explosive teen who became my explosive husband. You were thirteen in tight jeans and a turtleneck sweater.
Forensics of Anxiety by Alfred Fournier
Start anywhere…The day my father and infant daughter first met on his hospital bed birthday, both grinning, happy babies.
The Hook by Kayann Short
I catch the Skip at the last bus stop on the route, the one right next to the homeless shelter. Usually, I see folks riding from this stop for a few weeks before they move on.
Snow Globe by Yael Veitz
I am visiting my grandfather at the nursing home. All night, I must swallow my rage. I swallow my rage at the nurses who are rude to me, at the broken healthcare system. I swallow my rage at him.
Featuring work by Eileen Vorbach Collins, Gaele Sobott, Elissa Cahn, Francine Witte, L. Soviero, Ara Hone, Shelly Jones, Jude Higgins, Gabrielle Griffis, Margaret MacInnis, Briana Maley, Yael Veitz, Kayann Short, Alfred Fournier. Painting by Kristy Evans.
Special Issue: Myths and Legends
Featuring work by Frankie McMillan, Constance Malloy, Melissa Llanes Brownlee, Matt Kendrick, Mandira Pattnaik, Elaine Chiew, Misty Urban, Jason Zwiker, Robert Barrett, and Annie Bien.
Special Issue: 2021 New Flash Fiction Prize
This annual prize helps us keep New Flash Fiction Review afloat. We appreciate your support and are happy to present this years winners and short listed stories.