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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much to this year's judge, Tara Isabel Zambrano! The results are in and we're looking forward to bringing you the contest issue soon including all the stories from the shortlist. Congratulations everyone! Thank you to everyone who entered this year. Your...
Thank you to everyone who entered the New Flash Fiction Prize this year. The following 10 stories have been chosen by the editors and sent on to this year's judge, Tara Isabel Zambrano. A Taste of SaltThat Black NothingBoxCreation MythOlla's DaughterGrandma's Shrunken...
Featuring work by Jude Higgins, Lisa K Buchanan, A.E. Weisgerber, Sage Tyrtle, Ron Burch, Cheryl Markosky, Kim Magowan, Jill Witty, Katie Burgess, Gabrielle Barnby, Angela Readman, Megan Colgan, and Melissa Olstrom.
Yellow jackets swarm out of an old tire. Stinging me and my brother on every exposed part of our small bodies. My mother hits them with some Raid.
The earliest ones aren’t yours. You steal them from whoever raised you. Remnants rescued from the garbage: your mother’s perfume bottle, a lipstick worn flat, the paper-towel cardboard you use to trumpet your arrivals.
Twenty-four thank you notes. Twenty-four tributes. Twenty-four works inspired by Meg Pokrass.
Keanuland! A disorganized column about staying organized by Leonora Desar Warning! This is not a sexy column. If you are looking for zaniness, genius writing prompts, or personal confession you will not find it here (much). I only wrote this because my deadline is...
Featuring flash by Kim Magowan, Yasmina Din Madden, Kelsey Ipsen, Sabrina Hicks, Beckie Deshiell, Sandie Friedman, Mandira Pattnaik, Rick Bailey, and Susmita Bhattachar.
The last time I had sex with my husband was when I brought an African Violet to his new apartment. Right in the middle we heard the dings of incoming texts; then the doorbell rang.
It’s not that Melodie is strange in some way, really she just wants in the same way that everyone wants something. She’s turned magical in her obsession.
We wonder about the man across the street for a long time. The way he hacks at his bushes with an axe, without rhyme or reason, without any sort of plan.
The night we played twenty-one questions, you asked me to tell you something real about myself then laughed and said, even though you have no heart.
It is a ghost who whispers in my ear at night: it’s not natural to share a bed with the same man for so long.
The night before my parents moved to Delhi, Lambda reclined on his armchair, bony legs like long strokes joined at the knee.
I’m looking in the mirror, wondering if I can be an honest best man. Outside the October air is balmy. In the distance I hear lawnmowers.
I surf cookery videos on YouTube. Watch how potato chips are fried. Follow the step-by-step of making hot, puffed up chapattis. I feed my cravings with my eyes only.
She bought the hearse used from the Highlands Funeral Home, and the first time she drove it home to show Patrick, she felt invulnerable.